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Day 1 of Vacation

Saturday, December 15, 2012

It was long hard semester. I had a 5 credit veterinary microbiology class, a 4 credit parasitology class, plus 3 credits each of pathology, surgery, and veterinary ethics along with a bunch of little classes. I can now tell you incredible details of 450+ microorganisms (bacteria, parasites, protozoa, whatever) including but not limited to their life cycle, how to treat them and what they do to you. I also know a bazillion complicated pathogenesis of how your body reacts to various changes. Yikes. My brain hurts. I have never been so excited for a vacation.

On top of everything, I was sick all of finals week (since last week Wednesday) and simply haven't gotten better. I have been drinking a crazy amount of tea, water and OJ in a desperate attempt to flush this illness out of my body to no avail. The double edge to that sword was I got about 2 hours extra sleep every night of finals on average compared to my colleagues/my normal routine. I think it was actually a good approach to testing!!

So now I am home. It felt glorious to sleep in today (till 11 am ... and I am not even slightly sorry for getting 11 hours of sleep!). But I will admit, I felt a bit lost. I mean. I have been pretty focused on school for the last 2 weeks (minus the Macklemore concert, which was amazing!)

It was my goal to complete 30 Day Shred over break since my weight has gotten so out of control. I put it off all day, and finally at 10pm, I decided if I didn't start today, I probably wouldn't. So I put on my workout gear and headed to the basement with two of my mom's big 1 lb bean cans (I am currently fairly broke, and it isn't in my budget to afford weights yet). And I just finished. I can tell my arms will be sore tomorrow, but I will do this. I do not quit. I am Sarah Gray. She finishes.

I didn't track all day, so I am going to do it now. But I got my water in!

I am really gonna need your help on this sparklers. Please encourage me. Send me a note. A comment something. Keep me accountable! I could really use that.

I will talk to you tomorrow. I am determined. I will do this.

PS - listen to this sick beat! And my favorite line is at the end which will be my mantra for break, "I met my potential a long time ago and I'm not stopping till I resemble him"

And my new favorite running song:

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KRISTEN_SAYS 12/15/2012 6:29PM

    My brain hurts just reading the first paragraph of this blog, haha. I think that's awesome that you used cans of beans as your weights. Nothing stops you! Have a great break!

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