1) When did you start training with Alex and Revision Athletics? What do you like most about classes?
With Alex, several years ago as part of Basic Training. With Revision Athletics, from its inception. The best things about the program are the fantastic outdoor venues we get to be in year round, and the people that participate. Without both those things I doubt I would have kept at it this long.
2) How do you motivate yourself to exercise?
Peer pressure (see #1). The hardest part is swinging my legs out of a nice warm bed at 6:30 and pulling the covers back. Once I do that, I'm on autopilot. I set the alarm just early enough to allow for one snooze and nothing else, so there's no chance to get distracted or think about not coming. That's why I'm very occasionally late.
3) You have some special knowledge about space, how did you get into that?
I always liked outer space stories in the movies, starting back when I thought they were real. That stuck with me as I started to learn about the scale and exoticism of what was actually up there. I got a physics degree, with a concentration in astrophysics. I wanted to be an astronaut, but I found out that about one out of four thousand applicants gets in, and even then there's no guarantee you'd actually "get your ride". I didn't like those odds, and figured I would be more likely to get to space by making enough money to buy a ticket some day. I'm still working on that.
4) Were you athletic or active growing up? How has that transferred into your daily life?
I was terrible at organized sports, not coordinated or interested in that stuff at all. Especially running, ugh! I grew up on farms and ranches, and hauled a lot of hay, so I could do more than one pull-up back then. I started skiing in high school and tried a bunch of different sports in college, but nothing stuck for more than a quarter or two. Revision Athletics is my first actual ongoing fitness program. And I still don't like running.
5) What are your favorite places to travel to or visit?
It used to be the Bay Area until I moved here. Now it's wherever I get a chance to go. As long as I can stay off the freeway I have no problem finding interesting things on the road.