It’s 9:30pm as I write this and I’m just finishing dinner (…actually I’m eating ice cream, but you know…). It’s a long, busy, productive-as-f day, and I love it. Today has been the first day since I’ve been back at school where I *actually feel like I’m at school again. School is starting to pick up, hockey is going steady and I’m in all of my glory
Yesterday, our team had our annual golf tournament with a bunch of sponsors and local businessmen/women. The course we played was in fantastic shape and we couldn’t have asked for a better day. It was fantastic. I was paired up with a few people that didn’t know each other, and I had never met, but by the second hole we were all having a great time. Drinks were flowing and despite a slow start of even par through 6 holes, we ended up at -6… a respectable score in a scramble for a bunch of non-golfers. Unfortunately, our round took close to 6 hours and as such I ended up eating a bunch of crappy food that I shouldn’t have. By the end of the night I was definitely feeling the effects of my choices, and my allergies were starting to affect me. As a result I was expecting this morning to be a shitshow.
Luckily I woke up before my alarm went off and was full of energy and ready to get the day going. I finished up watching the documentary Food Matters, which surprisingly enough is about how what we eat directly impacts our health. The TL;DR brief for the movie is: take vitamins, eat more than half of your food raw (veggies, nuts, fruit, seeds, etc.) and don’t settle for a pill for every illness.
I knew I needed to grab some more vitamins (zinc and Vitamin C) before I finished up the movie but it kind of reinforced the point. It’s wild how many illnesses that a simple Vitamin C molecule can have a positive impact on… too bad MD’s don’t learn about nutrition and vitamins at school.
We practiced at 11:40 so I was at the rink by 11, after my ten minute walk across town. Wolfville was packed today thanks to the farmer’s market and 25 degree weather.
After practice I headed back across town and stopped at Shoppers to pick up my zinc and Vitamin C (they’re expensive by the way). I then decided to head to the natural health food store in town. I had never been there before but fell in love as soon as I walked in. Everything you could need was in there, from frozen gluten-free pizza (that I’d never buy anyway) to organic, unpasteurized, raw, local honey (which I did buy). I ended up spending around $40 in the store and will definitely be making a lot more trips.
Lunch was some left of bacon from breakfast and a zucchini, cucumber and kale salad. I had to sample my new honey too; a quick spoonful was enough to know it was the best honey I’ve ever had.
The library was calling my name at this point and I ended up staying there for over two hours finding articles to reference for my first formal lab write-up of the year. Our physiology class performed a modified version of the Wingate Anaerobic Test earlier this week and we now have to do a paper on it. The test sucked, the paper will probably suck more.
I hit the gym for a quick workout:
- sets of 5 of back squats: bar, 135lbs, 185, 225, 245, 255, 265, 275, 285
- sets of 3 of push press: bar, 50kg, 70, 70, 70
- sets of 8 dumbbell shoulder press: 35lbs x 3 sets
- sets of 10 biceps curls: 20lbs x 3 sets
Aaaand headed home to make dinner. While dinner was cooking I finished up an assignment due on Monday and got started on one that just got assigned this morning.
Now here I am, trying to figure out if I’m going to join my friends at a pub and head back to their place for a party or if I’m gonna hit my bed and watch a flick…
Hopefully tomorrow is as productive as today