So last November, I visited OVU for the first...
That day, I sat in on an anatomy and physiology class taught by Mr. Wells. I immediately saw how tough he was on his students, and as I watched them give their “expert answers” (answers to worksheet questions where you have to know everything about every answer choice), I thought to myself,”I could never do that.” So what am I doing right now? Working on expert answers for...
Time to go stare at crickets for 45 minutes!
Oh biology project, you kill me. So I had another whole practice today! I ran lots of sprints, and had no pain, so I unwrapped my quad and still no pain! My quad is really weak though and I’m a little slower, so I’m going to need to work extra hard to get back to where I was.
Today is not awesome.
That was awesomeee.
So one of the things that Theta is doing right now is hosting stairwell singing sessions on Wednesday nights, and tonight was our first one. It was so awesome. We all just lounged on the stairs for a few floors, turned out the lights, and sang. And mannn we sounded good.
I have a total man voice right now.
I was sick, then lost my voice during initiations, then I got sick again, and all of the yelling I did during the game today killed my voice again. So what am I about to go do? SING!
90 minutes with no pain!
I don’t even care that much that we lost 1-0, I played really well and the goal wasn’t my fault, except in the sense that every goal is my fault because it’s my job to organize the defense.
A neutron walks into a bar.
He says to the bartender “I’d like a drink.” The bartender gets him a drink and the neutron asks how much it costs. The bartender says “For you? No charge.”
Two hydrogen atoms walk into a bar.
One says “I think I’ve lost an electron.” The other says “Are you sure?” The first says “Yes, I’m positive!”
The next time I will get to sleep in
Is October 28th. The thought of this makes me want to cry.
Room cleanliness check is tomorrow.
Kayla and I just did workkk.
I need to:
Shower Read a bit for psychology Pack for tomorrow’s away game Study for my biology quiz Sleeeep I am absolutely exhausted, because… Drum roll please… I had a full practice today! I think going home and swimming in my 50 degree creek was like the fountain of youth, because today at practice I had absolutely zero pain in my quad. I sprinted during our warmup sequence, I did...
"I love you, the mountaineers, and comic books. In...
Reasons why I love my boyfriend: He says crap like that.
I feel like crappp.
2 hour indoor practice, then some much needed dinner, then going to watch the boys game. I just want to sleep.
Tomorrow is my blog's birthday.
Wow. I have been around the block a few times in the past year.
That moment when you have a long heart to heart...
AND HE ACTUALLY LISTENS TO YOU. Oh Michael. I owe this kid so much love right now.
I am so sleepy and sick.
Clean my room and do my homework right now so I can be in bed by 11? I think so.
Woke up with a sore throat again.
I feel like complete crap. Making myself go to lunch (because although I’m not hungry now, I know I’ll be dying by 2 or 3 if I skip it), then going to biology, then sleeping until intro to fine arts, then going to dinner, then not coming out of my room anymore.
Not quite sure how to put this.
I’ve been struggling to get this out for a while, and some of you know already, but here’s the gist of it. I’ve gained weight. Not because I’ve gotten lazy, or quit eating well, or gained the “freshman 15”, but because I ended up at an unhealthily low weight even through healthy habits. In January, I stopped getting my period. After going through every...
Everything about this weekend was amazing.
The whole ride down we blasted music and played “my cow”, where you basically claim farm stuff to build your own farm empire, then we got to my house and my 5 month old baby cousin Miles was there, so I got to cuddle with my baby and we ate dinner and stuff and played the Michael Jackson Experience foreverrr on the Wii, then we all piled on the couch and watched WVU vs LSU for a while,...
8-0 win for us 13-0 for the boys!
That means we get lasagna at coach’s house after practice tomorrow! Then me and Hannah and Michael and Ashley are going to my house for the weekenddd.
Today is still awesome!
I took an algebra test that I was really nervous about and got a 93 (BIG step up from the 78 I got on our last quiz), got my psychology test back and got a 101, and now I’m done with classes for the day since I’m missing biology for my game. I like this college thing.
I am in such a good mood.
I love my Theta family, I wrote a kickass psychology paper about synesthesia, I finished my algebra homework and actually understood it, and tomorrow I’m wearing a dress!
I think I might not practice today.
I’m just in ridiculous amounts of pain, and we have a game tomorrow. We’re playing the easiest team around, so if we get a comfortable lead (at least 3-0) I’ll ask to sit the rest of the game. Coach was talking yesterday about making sacrifices for the team, and what we personally can do to help the team win, and frankly the best thing I can do for my team is heal. They need me...
Tonight was really great.
I was in a pretty bad mood, but then I went downstairs for initiations and just totally cheered up. Delta was lining up in the commons too, and we were both singing our chants and we were totally way louder than them, then we went outside and did 150 jumping jacks and 40 pushups, then we went into the gym and played this dodge ball game that was really fun. Then we went back up the dorms and we...
Finally got a win today.
Only 2-1, even though we had 33 shots. I played for 75 minutes before my quad told me to stop, and I feel like I played pretty well, but I was furious with our performance as a team. Our shots were absolutely terrible, all straight at the keeper. We had over 100 turnovers from stupid mistakes. We weren’t winning balls in the air. And the worst part? After the game a bunch of girls were...
Night 2 of 6, complete.
Theta pushups, Theta jumping jacks, then Hannah had me and the 3 other soccer player initiates show everyone how to do up downs so we could do Theta up downs. Then we all got covered in pancake syrup, eggs, milk, and flour. I really got it bad since I know so many Theta members. Hannah started by pouring syrup down my back, then Johnny cracked an egg down my shirt, then Hannah poured an entire...
That infuriating moment when your ice bag leaks...
And you realize that under your desk is maybe not the best place to keep homework.
3 exams today.
Already tackled one, psychology, and I think I did really well. Next is biology, then intro to fine arts. I’m feeling confident because I’m dressed as a superhero.
This week is going to be awesome. Tonight we mostly just did jumping jacks and screamed a lot. Tomorrow during the day we have to dress up as superheros, then who knows what the night will bring.
I love my roommate.
She’s on the phone with her best friend, and she’s explaining social clubs, and she goes,”It’s just like the social clubs at your school except instead of drinking and partying we do community service and play sports.” I laughed pretty hard. This school is awesome.
Just got a text from coach that we have practice...
Indefinite practice times ftw! We don’t usually practice on Mondays (Sunday and Monday are our days to heal after going hard all week), but since we have a game Tuesday we are practicing tomorrow. And we’re split up so offense practices at 4 and defense practices at 7, which will be cool because he can really concentrate on what we need to work on individually. I freaking love soccer....
One of my pet peeves:
I’m obviously hurt in a game, but trying to play through it. My teammates say to me,”Carly, if you’re hurt go off. We have lots more games after this one.” Yes, that is true, but this one is just as important as those ones.
Kayla and I both woke up with sore throats.
Ughhh. Game at 3.
Just made one of the biggest decisions of my...
Which social club to join. Before I got here, I was completely set on Delta. Literally every single on of my friends that I knew prior to coming to this school is in Delta. But then I got here, and those people really weren’t my primary group of friends. Basically everyone I actually hang out with is in Theta. And up until last night, I clung to the Delta idea. But then when they passed out...
So many pushups.
7v4 possession - you hit the ball out of bounds, you do 5 pushups. You turn the ball over, 5 pushups. You hold the ball long enough for the defense to touch you, 5 pushups. And this was in the gym, where the ball is hard to control and you have no space. As hellish as it was, I appreciate that coach punishes us in constructive ways, because by the time we got to scrimmage at the end, we were...
Finally went to the trainer today
He reprimanded me for not coming sooner and then heated my quad, massaged it, and stretched it. I feel a lot better, I just have to control myself at practice and not make it bad again.
Today was rough
We lost. Bad. And it was complete crap because we were WAY better than that team. I played 70 minutes with very little pain, and then as soon as I started hurting I asked coach to take me out (and he actually listened this time). But we lost 5-1, and I was on the field for 4 of the goals and probably could have prevented 3 of them if I had done something a little different each time. But I’m...
Ice ice baby.
Got three rounds in last night, working on my 3rd round today. I’m wrapping it in an ice bandage between rounds of ice, and before my game I’m taking a hot shower. I just want to playyy.
Game plan for tomorrow's match:
Pain is inevitable, I know that much. What I don’t know, is the degree of pain that I’ll be in. If I can handle it and still play my game, I’ll play. If it’s bad enough to make sprinting difficult but we’re attacking well and they’re not getting breakaways, I’ll play. If it impairs my play and I’m no longer helping the team, I won’t play. This...