Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Carrying the Cross on Good Friday

The blogging has been very slow. I know. Deal.

Remember the story and pictures about climbing Mount Tapachou on Good Friday? I would have liked to have posted a picture of me carrying the cross, but I can't very well take a photo of myself.

There was, however, a guy taking pictures of us as we carried the cross up the mountain. After participating in the carrying of the cross and the small prayer service that followed, I went up to him and asked if he would be willing to email me one of the pictures of me carrying the cross. Guess what? He just sent me the picture!

Thanks, Ding! By the way, Ding is a photographer with Northstar, the Catholic newspaper on Saipan.

In other news:

I should be starting this project any day now. We're just waiting for the first payment so that I can begin.

In the meantime, Emily and I have been hitting the gym pretty hard. I've been doing some light weights, but going crazy on the cardio. For those of you who haven't noticed, I've gotten kind of fat over the last few years. When I graduated from college in 2000 I was weighing in at around 170. When I arrived on Saipan I was crushing the scale at over 190.

Tomorrow morning we have our first physical assessment test. They're going to tell us that we are fat and that we need to exercise more. Then they are going to tell us that we need to buy this protein mix and these vitamins.

I'm just not that into it.

I don't really have any numerical goals in mind for my workouts...I just want to be able to see the muscles in my abdominal region again (they're there somewhere!)

Emily and I are also going to start yoga tomorrow (before the physical assessment test). The Hyatt Regency Saipan has yoga classes 3 days a week, mornings and evenings. The cost is $5 per class, or you can purchase 10 classes for $35.

If we enjoy the class tomorrow we are going to start practicing yoga regularly. I really enjoyed Laura-sensei's weekly yoga classes, so I have high hopes for the class tomorrow.

I'll let you know how it goes!


Pura Vida Fords said...

Is that Pale Jose leading the way? How did you rate this honor? I was thinking that next Good Friday we could plant a huge cross on our highest hill on the farm. Que te parece?

alex villagomez said...

ma you have been away from saipan way too long! Tha guy looks nothing like pale!

Angry Sicilian said...

Angelo.. Are you pandering to the religious right by bearing the cross? Why do you hate America?