Hello Blog Readers,
I come to you from one of the most magical times of year, and I am not talking about Christmas. We are here to talk Spring Term, or as I like to refer to it as “Sprang Turm”, because it really is one of the most glorious inventions. With 4 weeks full of one class, plenty of formals, sunshine, open gyms, lifts, and conditionings, it is hard to go wrong this time of year. It started off strong with Alumni Weekend, in which I was reunited with one of my best friends who graduated last year and celebrated such reunion with a swift swing off of a rope into the Maury river (highly recommended).
The following week, Apollo Ohno came to visit and shared his experiences at the Olympics and just exactly how he got to where he was today. It was super interesting to hear how he got started in and maintained the passion for the sport he loves! Athletes were allowed a special one hour Q&A with him in which we could ask him whatever we wanted. It’s one of many perks of being an athlete here!
We then went on a team hike that week that was about an hour an a half up to the House Mountain Saddle. Although the weather wasn’t great, I think we can all agree that we would’ve taken that over 90 degrees and sunny as it was a pretty steep climb all the way up. It was a great workout and a great time with teammates!
That weekend, my friends and I packed up my car and went tubing down the Maury. Our friend Jordan had just returned from a 9 month study abroad trip in Japan, so we wanted to make sure we reacquainted him with LexVegas the right way. Unfortunately for us, it was like taking an ice bath after all the rain we had gotten that week but I can’t argue a nice recovery and a solid time with pals after a long week of workouts and class. It was so much fun having our entire crew from freshman year be reunited again, although I am surprised we can still stand each other after having lived next door to each other for 9 months.
This past weekend the nice weather was celebrated with lots of friends and beach wear, which was a good way to cap off the last weekend of the 2016 school year. I still can’t believe how fast this is all going, and I know these next two weeks are going to be really hard saying goodbye to some of my best friends for the past 3 years, but all of them are on their ways to rocking the real world. Mansie will be working in DC, CK will be going to grad school at Duke, Kasey will be rocking it in NYC, Jenna will be taking some time off at home then (fingers crossed!!!) relocate to nearby DC, and Anna will be doing some crazy research in Pitt. Can’t wait to see how these ladies lives change over the next year!
Until next time, Blogosphere.