A few random points of excitement that are keeping me up at night…
1. I finally finished the semester from H-E-double hockey sticks. Each semester I hope for a lighter workload, so I can fully absorb material presented in my classes without having to memorize and regurgitate for exams and quizzes. After last summer, recovery from last fall semester, and this crazy semester, I am trying to stay positive, but not going to get my hopes up for a lighter workload this summer. However, I am really excited for my summer courses. Starting this morning at 7:30 am (no rest for the weary) I will be taking Exercise Physiology for the next four weeks. And then in June I will be taking Medical Nutrition Therapy. Not only am I interested in both of these courses, but I anticipate they will be highly relevant to my future career as a dietitian.
2. I was lucky enough to finish the spring semester on my birthday. I started the day off burning the morning oil studying for my microbiology final.
Not exactly how I wanted to spend the morning, but at least I was able to take the rest of the day off without a care in the world. For breakfast, I was fortunate enough to have some hand-delivered rhubarb berry baked oatmeal from Ashley. I topped it with plain Kefir and peanut butter, and all I could say was…”WOWee!”
Mid-morning I fueled my brain with a fried egg, some baby carrots, and hummus.
For my post-final freedom lunch, I packed a delicious Maple Balsamic Quinoa Salad we made last week. We added 1/2 pound of sliced deli turkey (to the whole recipe) for a little extra protein.
In the afternoon, I met up with a classmate to open up the legs on a bike ride near Horsetooth Reservoir.
After seeing a few dear, catching some fresh air, and socializing, I felt like I was coming back to life again!
I am so lucky grateful to have such wonderful family and friends to celebrate my birthday with! Thank you to all who wished my a happy birthday, and made me feel special on my special day! Cheers to being almost 30!
3. I am ecstatic to announce that I will be running the BolderBOULDER 10K this coming Memorial Day! I had one of my best races ever last year, and I can’t wait to see what this year has in store. Stay tuned as I plan to share my experience and race day nutrition with you. If you are unfamiliar with the BolderBOULDER 10K running race…
The BolderBOULDER 10K presented by Crocs, is the 3rd largest running race in the United States and the 7th largest in the world. The race attracts over 52,000 runners, joggers, walkers and wheelchair racers, and draws professional athletes from around the world to compete for one of the largest non-marathon prize purses in road racing. The 2013 race starts at 30th and Walnut and winds through neighborhoods with live music and entertainment at every corner. The race finishes in the University of Colorado’s Folsom Field and attracts over 100,000 spectators. The 35th annual BolderBOULDER will be held on Memorial Day, May 27th, 2013. For more information please visit: www.bolderboulder.com.
4. That isn’t it! A few more exciting things are coming down the pipeline soon!
Here is to a summer semester full of interesting course material, long bike rides and trail runs, outdoor dinners with my husband, and new experiences exploring our new town of residence!