I heart MN
Today's maybe the most wonderful day in a while. I love it in Minnesota (we'll check back with that thought after a few months of wind & cold). The weather is not just a conversation starter- it's sometimes the sole topic of conversation. And it's sincere conversation, too. I was thinking today, in Minnesota, I perceive weather to be the #1 barrier to physical activity (for others, of course. Dude, i'm out there in 8" of snow). I can't blame all those fair-weather folk. Overall, there are so many opportunities to engage in phycial activity. And, for the most part, motorists share the road with bikers and know how to drive when a biker is in the road. I once heard that 90% of the time, those who run regularly, run the same course every day. I am totally one of those people. I think there is more to look into that percentage than at the surface, though. For example, bike/run routes that I do often- I know where there are potholes, or cracks in the pavement, or when to brake, when to shift gears. Additionally, the routes I do are generally well-lit, and frequently trafficked by vehicles and non-vehicles (ie, people & their pooches).
What? Did someone ask what I was doing this week that is noteworthy? Well, then.... TONIGHT i'm volunteering at the Phillips Neighborhood Clinic- it's my first time doing real nutritional counseling! Then, TOMORROW, there's a halloween part-ay in the SPH lounge & then I think we're going out after that. It's halloween, ya know. I still haven't decided if I'm going to dress up. Last year I was a Catholic school girl- it's soo true, i was for 9 years. WEDSDAY, night class, then maybe out w/ some people from class after that. THURSDAY, i think i have a date! & before that I am meeting my mentee to go to the downtown library. FRIDAY, maybe another date! (Thank you, speed dating). SATURDAY, i'm on a team of 4 friends- we're being shuttled around town in a party bus to different bars who have Summit beer on tap. We are asked Summit beer trivia at each bar, and each given a beer at each bar (9 each in total). The team with the most points gets 15 cases of Summit beer, and a party for 20-30 of our closests friends. As pointed out by one of my teammates, "we will be the most popular people on campus if we win!" No doubt. This is a good time in your life to be my friend. I think we're having a study cram session this week. I learned in undergad psych that whatever condition you study in, you should take the test/exam in & vice versa. So, i guess if we will be drinking Summit during the competition, we should follow suit during our study session.