Today was a very satisfying day. I woke up and did my final run before my race on Sunday! My legs felt heavy but I have plenty of time to rest up before the big day! My achilles was killing me yesterday, but after ice and Advil, it was fine to run on today. Also, I forget to mention this before but I’m no longer doing a Tough Mudder in 1.5 weeks. My sister is having major shoulder issues and it just wasn’t going to happen so we transferred our registration to a Tough Mudder in August. After my race, I don’t have anything big on the horizon so I’m going to really work on fixing my Achilles and try to get some treatment on it. After that, I’ll probably do speed workouts or some of my favorite runs. And more spin-that’d definitely something that’s been neglected as of late!

Breakfast was the same as every other day this week-but I’m really starting to enjoy it! I love the quinoa with sunflower seeds.



Lunch was also the same as the rest of the week! I’m not sick of it yet!


Class-wise, I have to say, after taking 2 straight quarters of entirely science classes, it’s kind of weird to be doing something different this quarter. This quarter, I’m taking Bio, a required Rhetoric class, Spanish, and two units of research. As a science person, I’ve been staying away from humanities classes a lot. I’m not a huge fan of writing papers. But it really is nice to be doing something different. I feel like I’m expanding my mind, instead of focusing on memorizing tons of tiny details (love ya, Bio). Additionally, sometimes I forget what life and people are like outside of the Bio and Chem fields, and the premeds. They’re so much less intimidating! I think the Bio and Chem classes have a tendency to beat you down and really crush your soul confidence. But these other classes-they emphasize orals and talking to others and writing. It’s such a different environment, and I’m shocked to say I actually really like it. It’s been 3 days and I already feel like my public speaking is improving. I gave a very compelling 2 minute presentation on why cats are better than dogs today and it was kinda fun!


(It might have something to do with this face.)

This is making me realize I need to at least try to balance my schedule in the future. At least I know I’ll be doing Spanish for a while, which I absolutely love! However, I’m currently desperately trying to get out of Spanish 1. Such a bad idea. I took 4 years of Spanish in high school including AP, and I did not forget anywhere NEAR as much as I had thought.

This evening, I did a bit of ab work before a spin class. I really disliked the instructor the one time I went to her class before, and thought she was a lot better this time. However, it’s kind of a personal pet peeve, but when you say we’re going “downhill,” it’s not the same as “less hill.” Derivatives people! Haha, rant over. But going from 90% resistance to 80% resistance is not downhill.

Spin was at the far campus gym so I went to a different dining hall for dinner. A highlight was the fact that the brussels sprouts were actually cooked through, and the roasted cauliflower was seasoned with dill. SO good. Plus, the dining hall has sunflower seed butter (it’s peanut free) and a juicer…what?? Why does it have to be so freaking far? Maybe not next year!



On another fun note, my race shirt came! Any guess as to what is on the front??



Ahhh I love it! And I’m getting pumped for race day! Bring it on!

Do you ever have a particularly satisfying day?

9 comments on “A Satisfying Day

  1. Cara's Healthy Cravings

    I often eat the same thing for breakfast as well! When you find something so delicious and satisfying, why change it up?!
    I love that picture of that cat, is it yours? Too cute.

    1. astottler Post author

      Yep, he’s mine!

  2. sarina valentina

    will you care if I retweet this page?

    1. astottler Post author

      Go for it!

  3. Ashley @MilesonOats

    Oh girl, I love your shirt- it’s adorable! And a great idea. Also, GOOD LUCK!!! If I lived in CA I would show up with a sign to support you. Or run it with you, probably the second one. Then we would celebrate with a fro-yo date. Yes? Yes.

    Lastly, since you switched to a new blog format your pictures are tiny and I can hardly see them on my browser ๐Ÿ™ I scrolled to your older posts (pre-switch) and they are normal sized. Do you know whats up? Or did you just change your picture size overall?

    I have a particularly satisfying night. 86% on my stats exam, hollaaaa!

    1. astottler Post author

      Yayyy! Congrats! I changed the size of the pictures for a couple of posts to see how it would look but I really don’t like it! Definitely gonna change it back!

  4. Caileejoy

    Yum! your meals look super healthy! And your shirt is great!! So exciting!! Congrats girl ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. astottler Post author

      Thank you!

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