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Buffs win?

Sunday, September 23, 2012

 

We won! We're not going to go 0-12, not this year! After a rough start to our season with 3 heart breaking losses, the Buffs pulled out a road win at Washington St. this past weekend! 

I can't admit to watching all of the game, but I did watch when my roommates stormed through our house, knocking on every door, telling everyone that we had the ball with 2 minutes left and were only 6 points down. I came downstairs and true enough, we had the ball at around the 50, and I watched as we (relatively) miraculously marched the ball up to the opposing red zone, and watched as our new quarterback ran the ball in to tie the game and set us up for the win. The next five minutes were absolute silence as we all made sure the other team couldn't pull off some miracle kickoff return, and made sure that the game clock hit zero before we went nuts. We ran in the street and narrowly avoided cars and informed everyone that we could find on the Hill quite loudly that the Buffs had done it! I’m still a little bit in shock that we won against a 2-1 team, on the road, and on their Homecoming game no less. Hopefully we can carry this momentum into the future!

Speaking of athletics, I recently began tutoring for the CU Athletic department, as they had a shortage of tutors in my minor department, Atmospheric and Oceanic Studies (ATOC). I have about 10 students who are all Division I athletes that I meet with once a week to go over that week’s lecture material and review past tests and keep them passing. Luckily for me, I was hired the week of a big ATOC test. So now, 12 hours of tutoring later, I’m quite experienced in teaching ATOC, and even had the chance to lead a review session for a few of the athletes and felt very much like a professor or TA.

Then, this morning (Sunday morning), I ran a 5K for one of the sororities on campus, which was hosting a philanthropic fun run. The Kappa Alpha Theta sorority hosted its event, 5KAT, this morning, and I posted a super stellar (for non-athletic me) time of 26:22. Not bad, considering I haven’t run more than 20 feet in over a month. The best perk of the fun run? Free Jimmy John’s sandwiches post race. I ran the race with two of my roommates and fraternity brothers, Ruben and Caleb, and we got the chance to grab a sweet photo with our on-campus Ralphie.

That was my week and weekend, and I hope yours was just as good!

Caleb, myself, Ruben and Ralphie, just hanging out post race.

Mike
Biochemistry, Atmospheric/Oceanic Studies (ATOC) minor • Austin, Texas

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