Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Your Love is Out

Another day on the bike! I resumed my stress fracture recovery track workout: 400 meters walking, 800 jogging then another 400 walking. I went on the outdoor track because it's glorious today and I don't know how long it will last. I wore shorts and my shades to class as if it were the end of summer and not October, having a great day and feeling likr a champ. After practice here I have a lab for Chinese (yeah language labs are mandatory though helpful at the elementary and intermediate levels) then I'll eat and at 8:30 I have to watch a movie with my French class. Sooo no legitamite down time until possibly after 10, but before practice I caught up on Project Runway with my friend Annie.

Mental decompression is necessary, less you want an evening breakdown.

Oh, did I mention that I went to Montreal Sunday to see 3OH!3 with Down With Webster, Hellogoodbye and Neon Hitch? It's a terrific city and under 2.5 hours away, so going to that concert was realistic and a BLAST! Nonetheless, the French Canadians were rude, snobby assholes. Hopefully I'll go to Montreal again to explore some more!

Ohmygod I sweat so much..

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

I Lost Track

At this point, I am a college Freshman of two months who still procrastinates and can't grasp the passage of time or where I'm going in life. But I'm pretty sure that I love where I'm at right now.

Most immediately I'm in the athletic center of my school, pedaling away on the satationary bike. This is my cross-country practice because I have resulted in stress fractures of both shins!! Aha, not quite the way I imagined my initial collegiate running season, but recovery takes time.

While on my iPod touch here, the revelation suddenly dawned on me: the campus wide Wi-Fi enables me to BLOG AGAIN.

The social aspects of college are yhe greatest adjustment. I've finally foud incredible, true people. The student body in general is very friendly though. The independence is AMAZING, but it requires significant balancing. I love being involved and going out but my work load has the tendency to hit me like a bus!

Thus, how I plan on amusinf myself during these monotonous rides. At least until I'm running again!

Anyway.. College has been a challenging adjustment. Making friends is easier said than done, but I have a few that are reliable and true all the way through. The connections through XC are wonderful as well. People at my school as genuinely friendly, although the asshole population is certainly present. The professors are engaging and the expectations are high, but they are human and I've gotten by with a sympatheic extension.
However, the work! Oh, the work. Not taking a math nor science this semester has been a blessing, though my mind is still cranking.