So Random

Warning: This post is about to be all over the place.

Today was another one of those days that I didn’t have practice and the day has just flown by! My schedule was a little different then Monday though because I have an extra class on Wednesday that only meets once a week that I don’t have on Monday. During my break between classes I was in study hall again, studying for my test in baby class that is tomorrow. The class is actually called Maternal and Infant Nutrition, but I prefer to just call it baby class.

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While doing a little research for a group project for my seminar class, I found out the Michelle Obama has kicked off her 3-state tour to promote physical activity and healthy eating today in Clinton, Mississippi. Her program is called Let’s Move and is an attempt to combat the childhood obesity epidemic that is facing our nation. I think what she is doing is incredible because childhood obesity has become such a problem and she really is such a classy, stylish lady! Here are some of the articles I read if you are interested:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/michelle-obama-to-visit-three-states-on-lets-move-tour-highlight-successes/2013/02/26/0c239308-803a-11e2-8074-b26a871b165a_story.html

http://www.letsmove.gov/

I finally hit the gym today (since my injury it has been 2 weeks) for some cardio and studied while riding the bike for 35 minutes. I figured the bike was perfect because I could still work up a sweat while being low impact just in case my ankle decided to give me any trouble and I was able to study while riding. Winning all around!

After a stop at the coffee shop for a large skinny vanilla latte and a failed attempt at going to rehab my ankle, I headed home. Once I got home I was so amped from the endorphins and the caffeine that I wasn’t able to sit at my desk and study anymore. I figured I would use that to my advantage and found a 50 minute yoga video online that Mere and I did out in the living room. I lit a candle and everything, it was very peaceful, but I definitely still felt the burn. Especially in my behind! Mere and I kept laughing though at how unbalanced/inflexible we could be. I found this yoga site on Pinterest (where else) and it has been amazing, I have recommended it to so many people:

http://www.doyogawithme.com/

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The yoga helped a little bit with how crumby we have been feeling, but to help even more we ordered soup for Chili’s to be delivered by 919 Dine. 919 Dine is a nifty little lifesaver that my daddy somehow found last semester when I was catching strep every few weeks. They deliver to certain places in the Raleigh area from a select group of restaurants right to your door! The only thing that kinda stinks is that you have to order at least $10 worth of food before the delivery fee for them to deliver, but sometimes all I want is soup!

Since then we have just been hanging out in the living room, studying for our tests tomorrow. It will probably be an early night for me since I’m not feeling well, I’m feeling confident in my test tomorrow and I have my last 7am lift of the season tomorrow morning! It doesn’t get much better than that! I want to continue going to lift because I think it helps having a structured workout that targets muscles I don’t usually think about, I just would prefer to do it at a time that isn’t 7 am.

Chuchi tweeted today about One Direction and I realized I didn’t know much about them since I wasn’t at home listening to her talk about them 24/7. Once I filled her in on this she decided to remedy the problem by posting 4 videos on my wall, 2 of the boys visiting a hospital seeing the effects of untreated malaria, 1 of their music video to raise money for the foundation, and 1 of Harry Styles getting nailed in his man parts by a shoe thrown from an audience member. The first 2 videos pulled at my heartstrings! The last one was actually quite funny even though it is so loud you can’t really hear what is going on.

I’m headed over to my friend Rachel’s house to get spray tanned soon, which is good because for tomorrow’s game we are wearing our crop top uniforms and I am so pale a little color would do me good! Also, spring break is quickly approaching and while I don’t actually get to take a vacation just getting away from Raleigh for a few days would make my life! Hopefully we will get our cheer schedule soon and when we do, Daddy said he would buy me a train ticket home! I’ll get to hang out with my favorite guys! Daddy, Colbert and Buster! He also said he would make me a big steak (random craving lately especially of someone who doesn’t particularly care for red meat) and take me to see the set of Homeland (he reads the blog obviously ;)) I’ve been feeling super homesick so I really hope going home works out, even just for a couple days!

Like I said, incredibly random post, but sometimes that is just how I’m feeling.

Days without practice

Today was one of those days where as soon as my classes were done, my responsibilities to the outside world ended. There was no practice looming over my head, meaning I had to stick to a strict schedule in order to maximize the amount of time I had in the day. No, not today. Today, I went to class, did my rehab, then went to study hall. I started the day with 0 hours and finished with 4 hours and 29 minutes (which always makes me crazy, like I want to re-swipe in and then swipe out again to make it 30 minutes haha)

I spent that whole time working intensely on my study guide. I didn’t worry about catching the bus back in time because I didn’t pack cheer clothes so I can’t just stay on campus, I just worked in study hall until my eyes felt like they were crossed. That’s when I knew it was time to go home. I still came back and continued studying, but those 40 minutes it took to get home did wonders for my attention span.

I also, for the first time in my 3 years since being here, attended the Athlete Talent Show! What a hoot! We had a couple of our teammates performing and they all were hands down the best and I promise I’m not biased, well at least entirely. All of our performers finished in the top 2 of the talent section. Cheerleaders are clearly jacks of all trades 😉 Needless to say, some of the other athletes should be thankful for their physical talents and leave their other “careers” behind. Although I do give everyone props who performed tonight because I wouldn’t have the nerve to do it.

Once back home, it was time for some relaxation and Homeland! Anyone seen it? Apparently it is filmed in Charlotte, which is really amazing and I’m hoping that the next time I am home, Daddy can take me to go see one of the sets (hint hint) It is a really intense show, but I am loving every minute of it. Huge thanks to Meredith’s family for getting me hooked 🙂 If it was up to me I would probably already be through the 2 seasons because I would neglect all other responsibilities, stay in bed and watch episode after episode until I was done. Thankfully, that isn’t the case and I’m being paced so I’m not shirking any of my duties.

Random side note- ever notice how everything seems to run out at exactly the same time? I am currently on the verge of being out of toilet paper, conditioner, shaving cream, body wash, milk, bread, laundry detergent, mascara, and food in general. When I’m not on campus and can eat a meal there with my dining dollars, I eat bread with butter. Ahhh the life of a poor college student haha

Tomorrow is a busy day because I don’t finish class until 5:30/6:30 depending on how long lab lasts, and then I have practice from 6-8. Then it is right back to studying for my last test until spring break.

I think I can. I think I can.

22 days until my 21st birthday….eeeekkkk!!