What a long- but fun- day… my eyes are burning! Is there anything better than a cozy bed to relax in? Probably, but it’s definitely up there.
I went to 30 minutes of Step today and then did some arms. My HRM has been acting very strange recently… sometimes I’ll look at my watch and it will say that my heart rate is “OO.” Does anyone else have this problem? My stats are just estimates based on last week:
Total time: 40:00 minutes
Calories burned: 310
I went to the cafeteria for dinner, but only had about 15 minutes to eat before the Sandra Cisneros reading. In it went romaine, spinach carrots, beets, corn, mushrooms, beans, and a little blue cheese, dressed with oil/mustard/vinegar. I also had some red ants on a log (celery with craisins and peanut butter).
I only had time to eat about 3/4 of the salad, so I grabbed a slice of bread with hummus and swiss to eat on the way.
This was the most garlicky hummus I have had in my life! My throat was burning and I tasted like Dracula’s nightmare for hours after eating it. I think it has something to do with that little something Food Services adds in case there is a “problem,” so to speak. Ya catch my drift? Everyone I know always has a stomachache after eating there!
The reading was wonderful; you might be able to listen to it here later on. She talked a lot about the process of writing, and I left with two great ideas:
1. The 10 x 10– Write a list of 10 things that make you different from everyone else. Then write down 10 things about you, or things that happened to you, that you wish you could forget. Then start writing! Real writing costs you to relive it.
2. Have writers’ block? Take a nap! “What gets lost when you’re writing is you’re thinking about the reader.” Napping makes you less self-conscious as you move from horizontal to vertical states. I’m the queen of naps, so I guess that means I’m a burgeoning writer. Right? Good!
When I came back, it had been four and a half hours since I’d eaten an unsatisfying dinner, so I had a bowl of Fiber One Honey Clusters and GoLean Crunch! with half a banana and skim milk.
Well, I’m off to reconnect with “my reader” and stew on my capstone in bed. Hope you’ve had a lovely day!