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People of Georgian: Meet Jay Harris
I used to go rock climbing in Kentucky every year when I was a student.
After we finished our exams, we’d all get into a car and go down to Kentucky and do a week-long climbing trip.
We did what’s called multi-pitch climbing, which means you go up one pitch and then you belay your partner up from the ground to you, and then you repeat that process.
We got to a really cool scenic spot almost at sunset. We were up probably 140 feet or so, and there were a lot of valleys and trees and rock cliffs.
That was definitely a memorable moment, seeing the landscape then. You get to repel down and look behind you at the sunset. It was really, really cool.
Dreams of the NHL… or driving a Zamboni
I love anything and everything sports.
Recently, I was even fortunate enough to teach Fitness and Wellness to students in two different programs.
It was truly an amazing experience getting to introduce topics I am passionate about and having the added benefit of physical activity integrated in the courses.
I’m a huge outdoors sports fanatic.
I also do lots of mountain biking, kayaking and canoeing. I’ll do anything, honestly, that gets me outdoors.
Looking outside right now, I’m getting ready to get my snowshoes out. I cannot wait to start snowshoeing.
I don’t hate seeing snow outside, I just get excited about more stuff I can do outdoors. I like all four seasons.
Being active clears your head. You’re not really focused on anything else. That, for me, is a stress reliever.
If I can get out and ride my bike, it’s just pure joy and enjoyment.