Back to the Gym

Before today’s update, I had a question about why I’m in Edinburgh and why for 3 months. Good questions! I decided on Edinburgh because I heard that there’s a lot of history to discover, my brother might visit me here in November, and because the climate is nice and cool.  I picked 3 months, because that will give me time to get into a routine, at least for a little bit, before traveling again. Next stop will be London, where I’ll spend the month of December to enjoy the holiday season.

If you have any questions, feel free to use the comments feature at the end of each post.

Today’s Update: 

Completed my first workout at the new gym, Bannatyne’s Health Club. Interesting building (see below) with several levels but has all of the features I need. Before starting my travels, I was working out 6 days a week – and have very much missed that routine.

IMG_20160905_154217 Bannatyne’s Health Club

It is about a 15 minute walk – so very easy to access. I’ll need some training on some of the equipment, but for the most part I was able to figure out what I needed today. The big one is that the weights are not in pounds – so I’ll get better at doing conversions. Bottom line is that I feel great after my workout today. Onward!

On the way home, as I was looking around at the buildings, saw this one plaque, and thought it interesting to share. I’ll have to keep my eyes open for more of these plaques.


Sir James Young Simpson who discovered the anaesthetic power of chloroform. His picture:


And the building…


Looking forward to another workout tomorrow!



4 thoughts on “Back to the Gym”

    1. Hi – glad you got a chance to read up. Hope I didn’t make it sound too quirky, but there is a lot to learn for me. Just got through making a reservation to fly from Glasgow to Barra next month – get to land on the beach there. Meeting up with a friend there. Tomorrow taking the steam train to Tweedbank. All is going well in the flat.

  1. Hi Phil!

    I’m glad you are liking Edinburgh. Sounds like a fascinating trip so far. You are amazing to find all the information about what to see and technology you need.

    Amy and Casey came up for a visit. We had fun – went to the coast and OMSI. Then they all left, including Buff, to Thailand. They have been there now about 2 weeks. Casey wants to stay with Amy at the elephant sanctuary, so Buff and Jill are free to do whatever they want.

    Hoang and I went for a long up/down hill hike called Zig Zag. It was 9.2 miles and very steep. My hardest one yet. But I’m glad I did it.

    Take care! Thanks for the blog – I really enjoy reading it!


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