Thursday, May 9, 2013

Last Day! (officially)

My last class of the semester/year is tonight. We don't even have a real final in that class. On the one hand, that's nice. On the other hand, we have to sit through lectures on the rare book room and Faulkner center at the library, which most of us have heard before, so I feel like it's a huge waste of my time. I'd much rather just turn in the rest of my stuff and go home. But, like I said, it's the last day, so I suppose I'll just be happy about that.

I finally started running outside again last week. The weather has been great (mostly) and my runs have been average-ish. I kind of thought I would be doing a little better given all the cardio I had been doing all semester. I guess nothing ever really prepares you for the hills of Cape Girardeau. I ran 6 miles over the course of two days and was in major pain for the next four or five days. Not my brightest idea.

The past three runs I've done have been pretty difficult, and two days ago I pulled a muscle in my hamstring (maybe? I don't know anything about all these muscles...whatever), so that's been bothering me quite a bit too. I'm hoping if I rest for a day or two, it will feel better and I can get some more miles in next week.

I've been doing fairly well about eating healthy (surprisingly), except eating healthy every day (or five days a week at least) has had some not-so-great side effects. My teeth have been extremely sensitive lately. Not because I drink too much soda or wine or juice, but because I eat acidic fruits almost every day. If this sensitivity had been caused by soda or something, I would have just cut back or cut it out completely, at least for a while. But fruit? I can't really cut that out of my diet. Sure, there are less-acidic ones out there, but I happen to like the acidic ones lol.

So Sunday when we did our grocery shopping I bought some Sensodyne Pronamel toothpaste and mouthwash. I haven't noticed huge differences yet, but my teeth are slightly less sensitive when I'm not eating fruit or drinking Sprite. So that's a plus. It says it will take about 4 weeks before I'll notice any major difference. So far so good though. You know what else I learned about eating/drinking acidic foods? Not only do they break down your enamel, but they also make your teeth look much less white. So not only is the fruit I eat every day tearing my enamel to pieces, but it's making my teeth look way more yellow than they already did. Wtf.

Personally I think it's kind of cruel that these healthy foods would do such horrible things. Definitely not fair. At least when I was eating more junk my teeth didn't hurt as bad lol.

Anyhoo. Tomorrow I get to work from home (YAY), and possibly every Friday for the rest of the summer (BIGGER YAY!).

Sometime next week-ish I'll probably do a "first year of grad school recap" thingy. But right now I just want to forget it all for a few days. :) I'm sure once I find out my grades I'll have more motivation to write about it.

Have a great weekend and Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there--and someone please tell my boyfriend that having a puppy does NOT mean he should buy me something for Mother's Day. No thank you. ;)