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Something New Weekend

Well, it was back to work today, but I had an amazing, full weekend!  On Fridays I typically only have lab, but I set up a follow-up appointment with an athlete I’ve been meaning to catch up with.  What was meant to be a quick check-in turned into over an hour of talking about nutrition, cooking, recipes, and healthy living.  I love my job!

Saturday started out with a 4 mile treadmill jog.  It’s been a little cold and windy! Fortunately I do enjoy treadmill time — I love seeing people I know at the gym and just people-watching.  That evening, I invited a friend over for dinner.  I kept it simple & easy with tortellini and a starter salad.  He brought wine — what a guy 🙂  We then met up with some friends for a night on the town, which included some country dancing!  I headed for home a little earlier than usual, however, because I had big plans for Sunday!

One of my outdoorsy friends had been promising to take me cross country skiing for my first time, and yesterday was the day!  I borrowed a bunch of equipment, corralled my fears about injuries and devastating embarrassment, and hit the road with my friend and his dog.

The verdict?  I had an AMAZING time. The trails and the trees were so beautiful, and it snowed ever-so-lightly for most of the trip.



I did spend a small portion of the trip tumbling around in the snow, but loved the experience! We spent a few hours out on the trails and I had a blast the entire time — my companion (and his dog) were pretty patient with my slow progress too 🙂 I can’t wait to go again!



It was pretty warm for this ol’ high plains town today, and I rode my bicycle over to campus to see the basketball game. I don’t ride as much as I’d like since it’s often cold, windy, snowy, and/or icy … Continue reading

Another Week

I’m so happy it’s the weekend! I had a good,busy week with school and work.  I also shopped for and cooked control meals for a study — spending time in the kitchen making food and setting the table is a little bit different than what I thought I’d be doing in grad school 😉 We don’t have those study days that often, though, and it’s actually really fun! I kind of enjoy weighing all the food also…weird?

Last night I met up with some coworkers for drinks and dinner.  We hit a dive bar called Bud’s and then walked across the street to Chelo’s, a Mexican restaurant.  This artwork was on the wall, and I feel it demonstrates how I approached my enchiladas:


(I apologize for the blurry pic — We were pretty sure this depicts a bear fighting a bull…or a chupacabra)

This weekend the weather is supposed to change a bit for the colder, although certainly nothing like the Northeasterners are experiencing!  I am hoping to spend a little bit of time outside, and also get some reading done!