I am happy to report that I got a lot of studying done yesterday! It left me pretty tired, so I went to bed earlier than usual (and still had trouble getting up)! To change things up a bit, I opted to go to the gym today, instead of a dorm room workout. I ate a banana with some peanut butter before heading over to the gym.
I did 10 rounds (1 minute work, 1 minute rest) on the spin bike, in a version of my Super Sweaty 21 Minute Interval Workout. After cooling down on the bike, I did some core work (lots of planks) and started on my way back to the dorm.
Yesterday, I received an email saying that all students who have electronic card locks on their doors would have to self-encode them by the 19th or be locked out (for security they said). Since, there wasn’t a place to do that in my dorm, I decided to go on my way back from the gym. The email also warned if it wasn’t done correctly that you would be immediately locked out of your room. I had an awful feeling that I would have that happen to me, but, against my better judgment, I went.
I did as I was instructed and the encoding machine didn’t do anything that would have indicated an error, so I walked the rest of the way back to the dorm and sure enough, I was locked out! Then I had to go to another building where they told me it was because my ID was old (of course, the email never said anything about that); they gave me a temporary key and a slip to get a new ID (which I had to wait for because the place didn’t open until 9! It doesn’t make sense how we have classes before 9 but some services aren’t open…). So I went back to the dorm and was able to get in and shower.
By this point, I was ravenous and practically inhaled a bowl of overnight oats. I did a little bit of studying for the day and then went to get the new ID. Then after, getting the new ID, I had to return the temporary key and get the new ID encoded. When I got to back to the dorm, I was extremely relieved that it worked and this had been resolved.
I was already pretty frazzled, and it was only 10! I did a little more studying, and then decided to go on a little field trip. I took the bus to The Cloisters Museum (which was an adventure in it of itself). Not my favorite museum, but it was nice to take a break from everything.
Thankfully the bus ride back was both much quicker and less eventful! Time to hit the books again…
What do you like to do when you need a break?
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