Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Legs of Steel in the Making

Have I mentioned to you that we now live on the fourth floor of our building? It makes for really fabulous views. Amazingly, it doesn't feel like that much of a trek. I know I've said it before, but I'll say it again: It's really incredible what you adapt to once you're in an environment for awhile.

If you had told me as an 8th grader at cheerleading camp that I would live on the 4th floor of a building with no elevator, I'm sure I would have scoffed. You see, back in the day (back. in. the. day.), I had to go to torture camp -- I mean -- cheerleading camp at Tennessee Tech University. And they clearly had the most horrific dorms imaginable. (Which is why Union is so wonderful --possibly the best dorm situation ever-- and it's only getting better). I won't go into all the despicable details of what made the TTU dorms so horrific, but one detail I must include is that it seemed like we were always on the fourth floor. The thought that I would one day willingly live on the fourth floor of a building was simply unimaginable.

Furthermore, we now live in a neighborhood north of the city center. To most of you, this communicates very little. Let me explain. Edinburgh is located on the Firth of Forth, which is a large bay extending into the ocean on the north side of the city. The Edinburgh Castle is the pinnacle of the area and New College (where Matthew is a student) is located directly beside the castle. The castle is high above sea level while we are much closer to the sea level. Which means, there is a steep climb to castle area from where we reside.

25 minute walk on a steep incline to City Centre + 4th floor flat several times a day = Legs of Steel.

Well .....

That might be wishful thining. But still, some good ole' cardio does the body good.


t marie said...

So how about some pictures of your fab views from the new flat?

Ashli said...

You're right -- pictures will be posted soon. I'll put it on the list for the weekend!

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