Well I submitted all my graduate school applications during the week and then on Saturday found out that one of my referee's letters wasn't received. It was passed due date and I panicked and I cried. Not cool Nadiya, not cool! I had a friend coming over so I composed myself and e-mailed the prof. He sent me proof that he submitted everything and said he'll follow up. I guess the system was just backed up with a lot of files being uploaded or something. Aah! Why did I over react!
What I am truly thankful for is Hot Yoga. I've gone 3 times this week and it really helped my mood. It put me back on my feet, it helped me go back to the lab the next day, it helped me sleep and all that jazz. I'm sure running would've had the same effect but I was actually able to attend the yoga classes so I took advantage of it.
Exercise is truly amazing. It heals you- body, mind, spirit! I'm pretty sure a lot of other pre-meds would just go and get drunk if they were in my position. Who knows they could do something even worse! However, I feel rejuvenated after exercise and I get health benefits from it ;) Yeah! Much better way to cope then getting wasted. It's called getting wasted for a reason- waste of time, brain cells, liver cells...
|Yeah... I didn't run much this week.|
The other thing I'm thankful for is just how much my running has improved (yoga too!). About 8 months ago going at 6mph was a comfortable pace for me, now it's 6.8mph. Yeah! Funny how a 27 minute 5km run used to be a tempo run for me, now it doesn't feel hard. Also, Sunday I ran my first 99% calf pain free barefoot 5km run. I see great improvements in my future!
As for now, just keep
swimming running, just keep swimming running.
See, I'm still smiling sort off...
How do you guys cope with stress?