You might have gone to the gym on the first day after Winter Break. If you did, then we probably bumped into one another on the track. It was packed in there.
When I got to Rams Head Recreation Center, I was sure that I had actually stumbled onto the set of a National Geographic special.
I slowly lumbered around the track like the proverbial elephant at a watering hole, and the swift, predatory runners wove in and out of the masses in an attempt to keep their heart rates up.
I have to assume that at least some of these people were here because of their New Year’s resolutions.
If you’ve missed out on the last century of American culture, perhaps you haven’t heard about New Year’s resolutions.
But chances are that you know what they are, and you might have even made a few for 2010.
You might have decided to get better grades, or to budget more effectively. But one resolution that pops up for many people year after year is fitness. People will frequently resolve to exercise more.
The holidays come with desserts, large family gatherings and general lethargy, so often the New Year is seen as a new chance to rededicate oneself to pursuing a fitter lifestyle.
The sad truth is that though all these students are crammed into the gym on the first day after break, attendance will wane as the semester progresses.