Today was quite possibly the cruelest start to uni, ever:
Monday morning, 9am lecture, after 4 months of holidays. Ouch, it was a toughie, to say the least.
I tried to put off the inevitable (dreaded said lecture) by pretending for a second that uni didn’t exist, and the only thing I had to do all day was read copious amounts of magazines (which are really valuable and informative, FYI) and munch on some delish oats:
Behold: My great acting skillz, pretending responsibilities and assessments and readings and anything that involves using my brain in an intellectual way doesn’t exist.
This was my morning set up… until about 8.54am. Please also note that all this occurred in the comfort of my bed… lazy? I own that! 😉
After a lot of moaning and groaning, I finally worked up the initiative to head over to Introduction to Film Studies, which is one of my electives for this semester. To be honest, I’m not even sure where the idea came from to choose it, I’m not a director or anything! I think I was lured in purely by the fact that we watch a whole movie in our lecture every week… sign. me. up!
We watched this really alternative, deep movie that me and my friend had no idea what was going on, and kind of just started blankly at the screen, blinking a few times. 😐
I’m sorry, what was the director on during the production of this film, and where can I get some?!
But don’t worry guys, my fantastic lunch made up for the utter confusion and weirdness that happened way too early in the morning.
Rice paper rolls, you are officially the cure for everything bad in this world. Yes, I’m aware that I have a total of about 5 little fishies of soy sauce in the background, and I admit I have a problem… you’re not allowed to laugh, it’s a serious issue. An intervention may be necessary.
I was extremely lazy today, and decided after uni at 5.30pm I didn’t feel like swimming… I said to myself “it’s way too cold for that kind of business!” even though the pool is heated, and hence my excuse is invalid.
So I decided to go home and put my feet up and just relax instead; and plus, I promised myself for the first week after my injury diagnosis, I’d take it completely easy to kick start the healing. I wanted to wait till I see my orthopaedic doctor on Wednesday to give me to go-ahead for certain cross-training, and I don’t want to risk any more damage!
I’m feeling that familiar itch where I just want to get out there and run, or spin, my little legs off; or lift some weights and pretend I’m more buff and hardcore than all the guys in the weights room with my neon Asics and hot pink Lorna Jane tank…
But deep down, I know that it’s truly best for me in the long run in terms of healing, to rest up this first week. As hard as it is when you see that there’s a Body Attack class on at 7.30pm at your gym, and your heart and legs are telling you completely different things! Shoosh, both of you. 😛
Shall update everyone after my appointment with the doc on Wednesday though, so fingers crossed!
(Artwork by the amazing Caitlin Chock, who’s a mega-talented runner!)
I ordered a waterproof iPhone case with an armband, and some waterproof earphones today; so I’m excited to be able to rock out to my favourite tunes again while doing my laps. I fully expect to be kicked out of the fast lane for my inappropriate dance moves… #sorrynotsorry. 😉
Enjoy your fresh start to the week, I know I always love that feeling!
What’s your favourite workout track?
What is your ultimate go-to brekkie or lunch during the week?
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