Once Upon a Stressed out College Student

Hellooo friends, I have been super busy lately and I’m sorry that I haven’t been checking in as often. Since this is my blog and I can be as honest as wish, I have to admit that I have been feeling overwhelmed with everything lately. I recently picked up a second job and ever since I started, my schedule has been extra cramped. I’ve been scrambling to get from my classes to work and then immediately after I usually have to get over to my second job, do homework, and find time to breathe in between all of that. I’ve been considering any day that I can squeeze in a 20 min nap to be a particularly good day. However, there’s a foreseeable end to it. Two weeks of school and three days of exams left until I am free. 🙂 I will cherish every glorious moment of sleep after that. There’s been a lot of positive things happening in my life though, so I can’t really say it’s been all bad. This past weekend, I sang Beethoven’s 9th with the Midland Symphony Orchestra! 🙂

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It. Was. EPIC. 😉

I also busted out my bike for my first outdoor ride of the season!

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Biking is definitely not my strongest sport but I’m getting there. 🙂 Surprisingly, swimming has become one of my new favorite ways to relax. I’m still struggling a bit with finding my tempo in the pool (music nerd, FTW) and taking too many/too little breaths. It’s getting better and I’m definitely sprint tri ready. 🙂 My tri is next weekend (April 26th) so after that I’ll be taking it easy and resting before jumping into something else. 😉 I maayyyy or may not have been inspired this past weekend to pick a marathon for this year.

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and I mayyyy or may not have set a goal of trying to BQ. 😉 see, my awesome friend Beth qualified at her recent marathon and reading her review gave me the fire that I’ve somewhat lost over the past year in terms of marathon training. As always, we’ll see how things go. 🙂

Have any of you ever done the Grand Rapids Marathon? What did you like/dislike about the race? Comment below!