Since February I have been participating in a fitness program sponsored by my employer. The deal is if I exercise 3 times a week for 30 minutes and have this verified by human resources employees or fitness center staff, my name gets entered in a biweekly prize drawing. As stated before I love prizes, so the incentives really motivated me. So far I had been lucky enough to have my name picked for a t-shirt, a pen, and a $5 gift certificate to the campus bookstore.
Yesterday was the last day of our official program. Fitness participants sporting their red prize t-shirts gathered expectantly for the final prize drawing. This time all the remaining prizes were laid out on a table and winners were allowed to make their own choice. I was delighted when my name was called and I nabbed a $5 gift certificate to Olive Garden.
Speeches by university executives followed with the surprise announcement that the program would continue after all. Prize drawings would now be limited to once a month and two outdoor walking paths would be marked for those who wanted to get some fresh air and sunshine. Hooray!
Then it was time for the grand finale drawing for those who had participated each week since the start of the program. Six lucky winners would receive two tickets to a university theatre performance. Drum roll, please.... Yes! I was one of the lucky winners! Whoo-hoo! Now my husband and I could have a date night to see a play. When I called to arrange the seats, I was informed we would be in the balcony. Well, not my first choice (obviously) but hey it's free. I'll bring along my PocketTalker and enjoy having a night out with my sweetheart.
Just for laughs, I've posted this amusing video. It's of a song performed on treadmills. For my deaf friends, I've watched it with no sound on and it's still fun to see the innovative choreography. I hope you'll enjoy it. Needless to say, I haven't progressed to this agility level yet myself.