I have to lift three times per week with the lacrosse team at 7:15 a.m. As a result, I am on campus before classes get going, and I am usually riding home right around the time that classes are finally starting.
Imagine 100 of your friends all gathered together on a Thursday night. Imagine all of you together at a park. Imagine all of you dressed up in costumes based on a common theme. Now imagine all of you with bikes, cruising around the city of Boulder, wishing every person you pass a “Happy Thursday!” enthusiastically.
Ah yes, the part of the semester where everyone gets a good bit busier. Midterms. For some reason it seems that professors choose the same two weeks to for all of their exams and due dates. However, a lot more is made of midterms than there really is to complain about.
If any of you have ever taken a campus tour at CU-Boulder, you may remember the stop at the top of Old Main in the Heritage Center. The Heritage Center is a museum that basically seeks to honor and remember some of CU-Boulder’s most significant historical moments, people and accomplishments.
Friday night after a long week, there was really only one thing for me to do. Hike uphill for 9 miles in sub-freezing temperatures with a bitter wind chill, through snow and over rocks, to 14,000 ft. above sea level, where the oxygen is so scarce you head feels like it’s about to implode. Oh yeah, did I mention it was in the dark.
Well school is back, which means that the energy around campus increases about 100x times from the summer (being from Boulder I took classes and still spent a good amount of time on campus over the break). For many students it also means that there needs to be a more concerted effort to stay active and fit, since school-work is now consuming a lot more time.
For the first (and last) time, I'm taking summer classes. The reasons being: I don't want to take 19 credit hours as usual during my final semester (Fall 2012) and would like to get much of the load out this summer. Also, I don't have an internship at home this summer so I might as well get 9...
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