This morning I got my research paper back and I received a 97%! I made a few minor errors in my citation format. I talked with my professor after class about it so I know the correct way for the next time. He made a comment that he was very disappointed with the majority of the papers, and mine was one of the few that had proper citations. I used only books and scientific journals, but not web pages. The syllabus specifically said that five of the sources needed to be peer reviewed publications. The research paper was worth 30% of the grade, so it should have been taken more seriously. I spent several weeks reading my sources and taking notes. He is allowing people to rewrite their paper, which I think is exceedingly generous. I'm happy with my grade, so I won't have to spend any more time on it. I can focus on writing the two remaining papers for the end of the term.
I didn't do my NRoLL workout #3 last Friday because DH had time off work, so we spent the day out together instead. I did it today, and I worked through it fairly fast as I'm getting the routine down. While I still don't love strength training, I am committed to it. ST will shape my body, and what I eat will trim the fat. I have to do both.
I took a 2.5 mile walk around my neighborhood afterwards. With my cumulative miles on the Bag End to Rivendell walk, I am over the plank bridge.
On the scale of how far I have left to go, it is quite daunting!
This challenge is motivating me to walk farther than I might otherwise. I walked an extra couple of yards because I wanted to get over the bridge! I recorded approximately how many steps I took with my BodyMedia Fit device so I can estimate miles next time DH and I walk on the beach or waterfront. Middle Earth is counting on us!
After returning home, I got my lunch ready for the BBQ: southwest marinated flank steak and grilled veggies. I made a flaxseed tortilla yesterday intending to eat with this, but I decided I didn't want it. What would the wrap add nutritionally that I needed? I decided to forgo it, and just eat it the way it was.
Grilled veg and protein - very Paleo, eh?
Tonight is fairly easy going. There is homework, but I have plenty of time to finish it. Looking forward to my bike ride tomorrow, and maybe I will add another mile or two on my Rivendell walk!