This blog is actually not going to be about workouts. Shocker, I know. But I don't have a lot to say about it really. Friday at CrossFit was fantastic. The owner, who I have known for less than a week, seems to have taken an interest in me and spent some quality time one-on-one with me Friday working on my overhead squat. It was great. Totally pushed me out of my comfort zone and I amazed myself with my abilities again.
But I didn't go Saturday, they are closed Sunday, and today the WOD included 100 burpees. I'm still in the bad habit of cherry-picking workouts and I'm sorry, but I'm not at a point yet where I'm crazy enough to do 100 burpees. I'd rather do... anything else, actually... like maybe hitting myself in the face with a tack hammer.
So this blog is going to be a little bit about life instead.
So I mentioned last time that I started a "real" blog on Saturday, but I think it may have been implied it was a food/fitness/health blog, and it isn't... it's um... gah, I'm a little embarrassed about it still. It's a biology blog. Allow me to explain the best I can. Many of you know that I want to teach biology (at the post-secondary level, introductory courses to freshmen, non-majors, nursing students and things like that) and that I'm in the process of trying to get into grad school to get my master's degree so I can do that. I've already dealt with my first round of rejection, yay me, so my next endeavor is to take my biology subject GRE and show grad schools yes, I did learn something in undergrad and I can prove it. This will, of course, only work if I do well on the test... test-taking is like hit or miss with me. Anyway, not the point. That's just background.
I've been thinking for a very long time that I wanted to have a blog. I love to write and I love to talk biology (hello, why I want to teach). I've always thought it would be great to have a blog someday where I explain things in a non-intimidating, conversationally-voiced way and just have... I don't know, my own little bio-corner of the web
where I can nerd out and write and be creative.
For now it's really just to help me study for my biology GRE. I completely 100% believe the absolute best way to learn something is to teach it to someone else. I mean, I tutored for 3+ years and I am never gonna forget that stuff ever. It takes your understanding of something to an entirely different level when you have to pick it apart and master it to explain it to someone who doesn't understand it. So right now I'm going to work my way through a review of my degree and write entries like I am teaching this stuff to someone. Someday I'd love to see it grow and evolve (heh
) to something much bigger and more impressive.
I'm a little more than hesitant to share the link, because I haven't written much and seriously, it's going to be real basic for a long time and I have several very well-educated science-y Sparkfriends I wouldn't be like super proud to show my entry about zwitterions... but I might share, eventually, if anyone is really interested.
I just realized I wrote a blog about a blog. Hot damn on a biscuit, I am a nerd.
On a slightly related note, I had a pleasant day at work today. I helped out my gay BFF who has been having carpal tunnel symptoms. It hurts him to pipette so I did a bunch of samples for him and the topic of school came up. I hadn't really, you know, shouted it from the rooftops that I got rejected, so of course he asked me and I was honest and told him I wasn't going anywhere for awhile. He hugged me and said "You'll go next fall, and in the meantime, we'll have another year to spend together." I might have teared up, can't say for sure. I mean, my allergies were really bugging me today.
Well, all that was pretty personal. Hope you enjoyed the deviation from the glorious, exhilarating pain and agony I usually entertain you with.