Hello friends. How are you?
Summer is officially over. Well, not “officially” officially since the Summer Solstice is actually the official end of summer. But Labor Day weekend certainly marks the end of summer for most of us in the working/school world, to be sure. So, Summer is over. Welcome to School Year 2012-2013!
What did you do with your Summer? Beach? Vacation? Sleep? BBQs? Trips? All-around fun stuff?
This is what I did:
Studying. Every day.
I got dressed up in scrubs day after day for 4 weeks of Anatomy cadavar lab. My scrubs weren’t comfy. How do those gals on Grey’s Anatomy look so darn cute in theirs?! Oh, btw, there are official Grey’s Anatomy scrubs for sale. Oh yes.
Not the best fit.
I studied every day. Seriously. Every. Day.
And here is what I did with my Summer Vacation:
Immediately after passing my last class, I ate at one of my favorite restaurants with my study buddy and JB.
All dressed up and someplace to go. Finally!
And there were drinks. Lots and lots of drinks. And I was home and in bed by 9. Lightweight.
Mmmmmmm…you know how I love a mojito.
I read a non-school book.
I read this on the plane to and from Chicago. I want those 4 hours of my life back.
I ran. A lot.
I’m not real fast but I am BRIGHT!
I went to Chicago where I kayaked down the Chicago River and learned that the Great Chicago Fire jumped the river. Yup. Fire jumps. No pictures from the kayaking, but I did get pretty wet, no thanks to JB constantly paddling water into my back. We did stay at a nice hotel that had chairs that had chairs that made me look like I was in Alice In Wonderland.
And then I slept. A lot. And napped. Every day. And walked around my fair city with JB. And had my favorite cupcakes. And slept some more. And ran with JB. A lot. And went to one of my favorite places in the city.
It’s like coming home.
And watched movies. Snow White & the Huntsman was alright. I still don’t get all the Hunger Games hype. Anchorman is still hilarious. We had both Law & Order and Misfits marathons. I slept so much that the bags under my eyes, previously feared to be age lines, are now gone. It’s amazing what sleep and relaxation will do for a person’s youthful glow. Perhaps I’m not old yet……well, except for that my baby brother turned 30, hence the Chicago trip.
All in all, my Summer Vacation, short though it was, was refreshing and just what this doctor (-al candidate) ordered.
Up next, the Marine Corps Marathon!
What about you? Did you run any fabulous races? Achieve any Summer goals? Have the most savage tan on the beach (you really should wear your sunscreen)?
Here’s hoping you feel refreshed and ready for marathon season to kick off!
Now go out and run!