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!!

Puppies and Obama

You know those days where you leave the house in the morning and don’t come back all day until 9:30 at night and you are just exhausted? That was me today.

I made it through all my homework throughout various points of the day, went all the way to WB to pick up my gear for tomorrow, ate lunch with one of my teammates, finished class, headed straight to practice (which was not good compared to yesterday) and came back to heat up a quick bowl of buttered noodles and take a shower so I can devote the rest of my night to this…

Genetics.

I have my first exam tomorrow and I am nervous! But once it is done I will have one more class and then I get to come back and pack and think only about traveling to UCONN to cheer my first game of the season! Hopefully the boys can pull out a win!

some of the gear I picked up today

While I am stuffing my brain full of incomplete dominance, homozygous genes, pedigrees and punnet squares, please enjoy some adorable pictures of one of my teammates new golden retriever puppy, Sonny. Needless to say I have a thousand more on my phone and am ridiculously jealous that she has a puppy.

all tuckered out

Also when I got out of practice tonight I had a cool email from my daddy telling an exciting story! As I am sure most of you are aware the Democratic National Convention (DNC) was hosted in Charlotte this year, which is awesome! I wish I had been home to get to experience a little bit of it because how many times can you say that the convention was held in your beloved city! Anyway, my daddy said he and Katherine were on a bike ride and were crossing an overpass of 277 when they noticed that the interstate was completely empty. Katherine then tells my dad that she thinks its because Obama is going to pass by and my dad is like no he isn’t lets just go home. And sure enough 2 minutes later the motorcade passed by! They didn’t get a good shot of the limo, but they did send us this picture…

I don’t know if you can really tell, but on the left side is where the interstate is empty except for the police! How awesome is that!

Okay enough of this, time to crack down and study hard! There are about to be lots of practice problems in my future!

Have a good night y’all and get excited because tomorrow is Friday!