So I’m sitting here in Starbucks…which has become my second home these days. My first home being law school…haha. And thirdly(?) would be my actual home. Yep, the school year has kicked into full gear, and I’m surprisingly calm about it all. I feel like I have gotten into a pretty good routine already, even after just (almost) two weeks of classes. I had a few thoughts cross my mind last week that maybe, just maybe I was getting in too deep…but then I realized all of that was just nerves, and I made myself look at this as a positive thing and realized that this is what I’ve always wanted to do! And you know what, I find myself enjoying sitting in class and LEARNING…yeah, who woulda thought?! haha…I have pretty much always found classes to be boring since high school and through college, but now, I enjoy the opportunity to learn. I think its because this is what I have dreamed of doing for a very long time, and can I just say, it feels really good to be accomplishing big goals that I’ve set for myself!
I told myself that I was not going to back off any of my workout time, and so far, I’ve kept my word. No one messes with “workin’ on my fitness”…haha ;) I am still teaching Spin a few times a week…makin’ that money…or very little money…haha. I’ve had to switch up my workout schedule quite a bit, and I find myself reading cases while running on the treadmill often, but hey, it goes by a lot quicker! I can’t wait for it to get cooler outside though, because running out on the backroads in the Fall is my favorite! Unfortunately for me, I haven’t been running enough long runs in prep for the NYC Marathon…so yeah, I don’t know where I stand with that right now. I want to run it, but I also want to train properly. If I can squeeze in a long run before this weekend is over, I think I could still pull it off. I guess I’ll see how that goes…ha. Seems as though the weekends are busy lately! I think I’m pretty much booked through the Fall…but if you know me, you know I thrive off of being busy! ;)
Yep, things are falling into place! I got back three different grades today on assignments from the past few weeks, and all were good :) I did a group presentation this morning in Personal Training, and I just finished working on a project/presentation for a class I have tomorrow. Now I just have an online quiz and a few discussion board posts to catch up on and then I need to start preparing for my exams…not too bad, considering the workload I’ve had this semester! SIX more days of classes…I think I can make it :)
Did I mention I’m totally jealous that today was the boy’s last day of classes for the semester?! He only has a few exams to take and then he’s driving up here a week from today to stay with me for 1.5 weeks until I finish exams & graduate! So excited :) Hopefully we won’t be too bored…minus the studying I have to do for my two exams. I’ve already got my eye on some hiking and driving through the mountains…maybe a winery tour or two…gotta live up the last few weeks here! ;)
1. This week has been. so. busy. You better believe I took tonight to relax and rest up for the busy weekend-week-month ahead…haha. Its pretty much never-ending until graduation…May 15th here I come ;)
2. That said…I’m still making the brilliant decision to go home Easter weekend. I have ALWAYS gone home Easter weekend since I’ve been away at college, so I figure why break that tradition? ;) Plus I’m running a 5k with the boy & one of our good friends that my boyfriend converted into a runner/regular gym-goer. Yes, MY boyfriend did that…the one who complains about running but is doing this 5k for the 2nd year in a row! Ha ha…before he knows it, I’ll having him running marathons ;)
3. One of my best friends has been studying abroad in France this entire school year! Yes, I’ve been totally jealous!!! But she is backpacking Europe/Asia this summer and I would LOVE to tag along…but somehow I would have to come up with $$$ that I don’t have. If anyone has any brilliant ideas that make money (yes anything…I’m pretty desperate…ha ha KIDDING!) do share…
I finally got in a really good workout this week and it feels so good :) I went to the gym and ran 4 miles: 1 mile increasing incline at every .25 mile, the others at a steady pace with a little sprint at the end. Then I did BodyPump for the first time in two weeks…I was having withdrawals! And it was realllllly hard today…I don’t know if its because its been a while or if it was because I just ran 4 miles?! Either way, I’m feeling pretty good right now, if a little exhausted too. I’ve been heavy on the cardio this week…and well, last week too. So it was nice to pump some iron and work on those muscles ;)
On my drive over to the gym, I passed a Taco Bell, which, quite honestly, I think its disgusting. Well okay, I actually think all fast food is disgusting…haha…I refuse to eat at any of those places. But anyways, back to my story. In the window of Taco Bell, there was an advertisement for some $5 “box” that had like THREE taco/burrito/etc things, cinnamon twists, and a drink…and it was sponsored by the NBA. I started to think about all of the fast food places that use sports organizations/teams/etc to “sell” their products, basically. Is it not ironic that the NBA, of which all the basketball players are in excellent physical shape, is allowing their name to be used to promote artery-clogging junk food? Not picking on Taco Bell/the NBA alone, there are many other fast food places and sports related organizations that do this. I just find it funny! Shouldn’t these organizations put their name on things that are healthy and promote a healthy lifestyle? I would think so!
Ah, its finally the weekend for me…I’ve never been so happy to see Friday get here until now! It wears you out to have three mid-term exams in one day! So I’m going to do anything BUT schoolwork this weekend…which means catching up on my stack of magazines I’ve gotten in the mail over the past two weeks and neglected, reading the rest of Dear John (because I feel like the book & movie are very different!), and doing some housecleaning…because that has been seriously neglected while I’ve been busy! Hope everyone’s Friday has been lovely ;)
This week has flown by…I have been sooo busy though! I am convinced that professors LOVE to make students work their butts off right before a holiday!!! I have gotten a lot done, and there are two more days of classes before Thanksgiving break! I can’t wait…I am looking forward to relaxing with family, running the 10k Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day, and going to Charlotte, NC for TSO! Lots of good things ahead to look forward to :) Not to mention Christmas decorating the day after Thanksgiving! I don’t do the “Black Friday” shopping…it would make me go CRAZY dealing with the crowds! I am sooo excited for Christmas and shopping for presents, though! I have been totally surprised at how early stores decorated for Christmas and how early Christmas music and TV commercials are being played! I guess I just never noticed it before? I think it’s a bit early…I do like to enjoy Thanksgiving, too! But I must say I’m a total hypocrite, as I have started Christmas shopping and have even listened to some Christmas music while writing papers! ha ha :) Oh well…the music makes me get my work done, as it reminds me how soon the holidays will be here and how soon classes will be DONE!