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Day 15: YogaWorks

I guess I will also need to mentally prepare myself to say goodbye to yoga. I suppose it’s a good and bad thing. I definitely did not mind the stretching or being told what to do, but I don’t know if downward dog and childs pose really counts as “cross training” per say. I mean I’m rolling with a novice training plan here but I still don’t know if I can justify that when I was gladly rolling around with weights in the gym just a month ago. But I must say yoga is so fun because it really it a stretch fest + epic people watching. The people that come are awesome, everyone is seriously so in touch with themselves it allows me remind myself not to take myself too seriously when I am struggling on downward dog or shaking on a lengthy plank. Anyways. All good things come to an end. Only one more week of Yog

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Day 14: 4 mile run

Alas, I must say goodbye to the comfortable 4 mile run on Sundays. Twas a good run indeed. I actually didn’t need any outside motivation to get out of bed and hit the road. It was a bit warm, I guess I will soon be saying goodbye to sleeping in and opting for early morning temps in the 60s. Notables from Sunday’s run — watched a coyote hunt a quail and subsequently dodge animal control… then later thought the leaf russling was another predator but turned out to be a homeless man taking a leak. A day in the life in LA that’s for sure. No leg pains yet (yay) feet are sore so might need to look into some insoles or new shoes when I get an income. Oh wait… Anyways mentally preparing for jacking up my Tu/Th 3 milers to 3.5 and for a personal best (whomp whomp) of 5 miles on Sunday ha. Good times, good times.

Day 9: 3 mile run

Day 9 went pretty well. Again it was a me laying on the ground with one shoe one and the boyfriend yelling at me kind of day… but I’m mostly come to the realization that that’s how training will be, at least until the school year is over. The run felt not bad. It cooled down to 65 so that was primetime. Legs hurt a bit. I definitely need to kick up the stretching. No protein shake (: I’m avoiding as much as possible because I’ve learned the chocolate mocha¬†cappuccino¬†is not really my game… maybe once we use this up I’ll go for a more tame flavor since I’m definitely not as advanced as 3 flavors in one whey shake ha. Alas, off to study!

Day 7: 4 mile run

Overall a good run. Skipped the protein shake and opted for 3 glasses of water and traditional breakfast with my man. Had a late start since I was at the ED with a friend all night. So the run was a bit warm aka 80 degrees. But i suppose running in LA during the summer will mean I’m going to experience some high heats, so I guess I should get used to it. But yes, the run, success, legs still feeling pretty good. Trying to massage my feet to avoid any small bouts of plantar fasciitis No icing or anything yet which is a relief. I’m sure that will change as the runs get longer though. Had a great rest day Friday and mellow Saturday of cross training, Monday will probably be yoga again!

Cheesecake

So. I have a recipe for cheesecake cupcakes. Its easy, its the go-to recipe man, its almost too easy because everyone seems to like it. So pretty much I end up making it all the time when I need to make a birthday dessert, celebratory cupcakes, etc.

Cheese cake cupcakes (makes 6)

1/3-1/2 cup gramcrackers

1 tbsp butter (melted)

1-8 oz package of cream cheese (or Neufchatel cheese)

1 egg

1/4 cup white sugar

1 tsp vanilla

1 tsp lemon juice

(preheat oven to 325 degrees. crush graham crackers and add 1 tbsp butter melted, mix up until all gram has been buttered. spread evenly between cupcake tin. Cook for 10 mins. Meanwhile mix melted cream cheese [i used neufchatel] with egg, sugar, vanilla, and lemon juice. Add to cupcake tins [fill 3/4 up, they wont rise too much]. Cook for 25-25 minutes. Cool and place in fridge for a few hours to cool it down. Store in fridge or eat all immediately)

This is how you crush the graham crackers…

Normal I know.

I got a little excited and decided to add Dulce de Leche to my cupcakes (and mini cheese cake I made with leftovers)

I heated my dulce and addedd a table spoon to each cupcake (real table spoon, like a metal spoon where the origin of the word table spoon comes from so probably less than an acual regulation grade tablespoon. [that sounds absurd ha])

And finito. didn’t get to try as they were for a friend but I heard they were a success. Would recommend (:

Secondaries.

Well, I’m finally done with my secondary apps for med school. I think I will weirdly be sad to see them go. While I have resented the abundance of essays that I was certainly not planning on writing, I will miss the constant reminder that I am on the path to somewhere. I say somewhere specifically, because, alas, I am still unsure of where exactly I am going. But not to get side tracked.

To be frank, the hardest questions were about how I have over come adversity. The diversity questions got easier once I figured out something appropriate to talk about, aka “my diverse clinical experiences”.

I think my favorite question was USC’s one main essay: If you had work cancelled and 3 hours free in the afternoon what would you do?

It did get easier as it went on.

Now it’s just the waiting game, so far no real news

I need a hobby