Shut It Down

7 Sep

There is one thing that I can say for sure about today and that is that my body was just not cooperating in any way. It started with feeling sick this morning but by 9:30, although I was ready to head to my last three classes for the day, I was far from ready to eat any form of breakfast. Surviving classes was a challenge but I made it through and felt much better by lunch when I met up with a friend at the Union. I had packed up a spinach salad with Russian dressing and sunflower seeds that morning knowing that I didn’t want to pay for food at the Union so I ate that and it definitely made me feel better to get something in my stomach. I walked back to my apartment following lunch, and, feeling so much better, laced up the running shoes and headed down to the lake. Now on any other day, the run probably would have gone really well. My first few intervals were under nine minutes which I was absolutely beyond ecstatic about but it quickly went downhill after that and the heat didn’t help. Although the iPhone said it was only 91°, it was insanely humid and even though there was a breeze, it felt as though I was being blow in the face with a hairdryer. I made it about three miles into my run with intervals but after that just couldn’t keep going between the lack of calories and heat so I walked the remainder of the lakes and arrived back at the UREC. There, I did arms and abs using the same workouts as yesterday and finally meandered back to my apartment. My run was far from the epic run that I had planned on having after my first few intervals, I at least got the chance to take some pictures of the lake while I was going around it which usually doesn’t happen. It’s funny how many things you notice when you “stop to smell the roses.”

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Shortly after we walked into Walmart, we heard a woman come over the intercom and make a shockingly long announcement which we miss the majority of. To our surprise, as we turned the corner of the aisle to head down toward the food, we found out that they had the NCAA coaches trophy at the store and they were letting people take a picture with it for free so we hopping in line to snap a picture. For those of you who don’t know what I am talking about, the Coaches Trophy goes to the coach whose team wins the BCS National Championship. It’s a football made of crystal that is mounted on a huge wooden base. Last year, the trophy went to Nick Saban at Alabama (where it was then broken shortly after) but hopefully, this year it will be coming back to LSU…fingers crossed!

BCS Coaches Trophy

After getting back to my apartment, I headed out to Whole Foods and Walmart with a friend to grab some food for the weekend. We got back to the apartment complex and went over to his building to have some food. As I was opening my Lean Cuisine pizza for dinner, what did I see but another ROACH! I think the only comforting thing was that this one wasn’t in my apartment and that it wasn’t nearly as big as the one that I saw the other morning but nonetheless, it was startling. My friend took a paper towel and took care of it unlike I did. Next time I’ll have to have him come over and get our roach who still may or may not be hiding behind our bathroom mirror. His location is up in the air.

He’s not too good at hiding…

As for the rest of my night, it will mostly consist of studying and Spotify as I have a ton of tests this week which I plan on acing. I want to do so well that I may even miss an LSU football games if it comes down to needing more study time. It sounds like a crazy idea but putting it in perspective, I’m here to study and not to cheer on a football team, even if they are one of the best in the country. I hope that you all have a wonderful rest of the night and get a chance to relax as much as you can this weekend to get ready for another week!

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