Hey guys! 2/3 midterms done, 2/2 problem sets done-all that’s left is half a lab report and one more midterm until…RACE DAY! Yayyyy! Guys you don’t know how much I cannot wait and I NEED this race, after the week I’ve had. I’ve been trying to stay relaxed and focus on the little things. I wrote a guest post on this very topic, that you shall see soon-stay tuned!

Anyways, despite the fact that there is a distinct possibility that I got a 0 on the Physics midterm I just took, I’m looking on the bright side. 1. I knew this quarter would be a hit to my GPA-I’m taking all hard science classes. 2. Physics is not my major. 3. I’m not pre-med so who cares about grades? Kidding

Other bright sides-I still have one more midterm that I can rock-and I finally am starting to get Chem. Which is kind of amazing. Some other positives of the day?

Technically these were from last night-CSA fruit! Mini pears and mini asian pears. YUM.



A new yogurt flavor.


The verdict? I didn’t think it was super special-it would have been awesome with added banana. But guess what I didn’t have? Yeah.

This morning my workout felt surprisingly awesome. 45 minutes of spin followed by a 3 mile easy run on the treadmill. I definitely felt the after burn for some reason this morning! 

I was hungry for dining hall food this morning…which never happens. I was a little worried I wouldn’t be able to resist the pancakes and muffins, but my stomach has been hating grains lately, and given my race is in 3 DAYS that was enough motivation to move on to the good stuff!


Yes, that is BRIE on my eggs! YUM. My dining hall has these fancy cheese and cracker platters. The Brie was a little overpowering on eggs, but I also tried some goat cheese (one of my loves) and the flavors worked much better. Served on a bed of spinach, with fruit.
I didn’t get a ton of food pictures for the day, but here are a few snacks.
Too little too late on the banana-I could have used that last night for my yogurt!
Pear from the CSA box and some leftover granola bars.
I took a nap and woke up with the biggest sunflower seed butter craving…and nothing to put it on. I busted out some Siggi’s coconut yogurt, which is kind of disappointing because that was going to be in my lunch tomorrow…and dates of course! And carrots…I’m not sure whether to buy more food or less food-is eating in my room bad because it encourages snacking, or healthier because I know what’s going in everything unlike the dining hall? And I’m eating dried fruit like no other-I need to go shopping for dates again! However, my dried fruit consumption is definitely curbing my sweet tooth-it’s been a while since I’ve had a “real” sweet. Plus, dates are so perfect for pre-workout fuel!
As I was saying earlier, I’m focusing on the little things this week. Today, I saved a life. You remember our friendly campus killer kitty?
I was walking back to my dorm after a library trip when I saw a few people gathered outside my dorm looking at something intently. Naturally, I walked over to see what was happening. A few guys were petting the kitty and watching a tree. Apparently, the had caught our feline friend with a little mouse in his mouth. They helped the mouse run up a tree while distracting the cat, but the mouse was stuck there. First of all, who knew we had mice around here? I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a wild mouse! (Now RATS are a different story.)
Anyways, the mouse fell out of the tree, and the cat ran over to grab it. Luckily, I swooped in to save the day when no one else could pick the cat up-I grabbed him and carried him to the opposite side of the building (through my dorm…oops), and all was well with the mouse. For now.
And on that note, I shall leave you all. Have a great Friday! I’m SO glad this weekend is almost here! One more final push until RACE DAY.

4 comments on “The Day I Saved a Mouse

  1. Bree

    Your dining hall food looks awesome! Have to admit I’m pretty jealous of the mention of fancy cheeses. Brie is my cheese by the way…that’s even how my Grandma spells my name! Anyway best of luck on finishing out midterm week strong and prepping for the race!

    1. Aurora

      Haha that’s great-I want my own cheese! Thank you!

    1. Aurora

      Thank you! I think it actually went pretty well!

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