just sitting here at work about to work on my taxes some more, I think I'm going to end up owing about $240 or less to the govt and I have no idea bout the state taxes yet. UGHH.
but it's time to just get it over with, it's pretty easy just to fill in the numbers and follow the directions, just sucks having to pay.
Usually Monday is legs day but today I just ran for half an hour around the track, stretched and then swam laps for about 20 minutes. I haven't been swimming much since after Christmas so I wanted to get back in and make sure I could still move as fast as before. well it was a bit of a challenge, I've never been what you'd call a strong swimmer but I did all right and got my flip and turn going.
If anyone has considered swimming laps and is not a strong swimmer, I have to tell you to just start it up. It's great cardio exercise and sort of works you all out all over. I started daily lap swim while living in central america and usuing the local gym there. I didn't even put my head in the water at the time while doing laps. but THAT"S OK. you have to start somewhere. and eventually I swam with my face under water and doing the breathing right, and little by little kept it up, and then about 3 years ago I started teaching myself the flip and turn, which I still dont' get perfect but I'm doing it a lot better. SO that's my encouragement to start, I'm no muscle head but even when I was skinny in colleg eI had to go and get toned up first and just start and guys realize that, you don't have to feel like an idiot with a bunch of muscle studs around at the gym. there are plenty of fat guys as well. Anyone ever notice the really big muscle guy at the gym who disappears for 3 or 4 months and they show back up and I mean, bam, they gained weight the wrong way in a rapid amount of time. alwyas surprises me how easy it is to gain doing nothing. I'll never be huge but it feels and looks great just keeping in shape and trying to increase what I'm lifting little by little. I'm good with it, runnning some, swim some, get the workouts in, I am trying to push over a plateau of wieght lifting at the moment. I am going to begin my daily morning swims in a couple of weeks. I'm not quite ready yet to get up every morning but as summer appproaches I'll get into the habit eventually.
Other news, have I ever mentioned this student at my night job. he stutters really badly. and the thing is you have to just sit and stare and wait, because it is rude to fill in the word. So I'm learning great patience helping this man learn math, whenever the word three or multiply comes up which is a lot. he's a great nice guy though really. this older guy who lost his job when the tire factory closed in OKC and now he's getting his math skills up so he can pass a test to get into a vocational class here at the school.
ok back to taxes. anyone still putting em off? I was surprised to find I made 10k extra than I thought I made last year which is pretty bad, I'm not sure where some of it went. dang it all.