Let the countdown begin! In just 11 short days I will be moving to La Crosse (where I did my undergrad) to do my graduate school work! (Side note: I am actually moving a bunch of my stuff down this weekend, but won’t permanently move until the following Saturday.) And in 14 days I will begin my new job as the Recreation Special Events Graduate Assistant at UW-La Crosse! This is a very bittersweet event for me. Although I am excited to have a new beginning and work my Special Events G.A. position, I will be leaving the BEST boyfriend in the whole wide world 😦
Don’t worry we are staying together and making it work, but I will miss seeing him everyday 😦
On a happier note, yesterday at the Express game I received this sweet water bottle with energy saving tips on it!
In case you cannot read it here are the tips:
- Set the thermostat to 68* in winter, 78* in summer (that winter temp is a little chilly for my liking)
- Install a programmable thermostat
- Set water heater to 120*
- Wash clothes in cold water
- Change/clean furnace filters
- Plant a tree for shade
- Install low-flor showerheads
- Switch to compact flourescent light (CFL) bulbs
- Ensure your home is properly insulated
- Purchase energy efficient equipment/appliances
Do you do any of these already? Or are you willing to start doing any of these? I think I did number 1 while I was doing my undergrad (not by choice though) 😉
I tackled day one of my walking to work goal… only 2 more to go! I also took my lunch time walk, which added up to be 40 minutes. By the end of the day I will have walked at least 80 minutes just from adding some extra steps during the day! And that’s not counting my workout!
For my workout I biked at the gym and followed an abbreviated version of Caitlin’s Dad’s biking speed workout. I started with a 15 minute warm up on the bike, then got after it with 10 sprint/rest intervals and followed that with a 15 minute cool down and stretch. Let me tell you, that will get you to go fast real quickly! I was pooped and wanted to quit after doing 6 sprints, but I told myself to at least get through one set of 10 sprints. I definitely recommend the workout though, whether you are training or not, it KICKS BUTT!
Mid-afternoon snack = Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies- 100 calorie pack
Dinner = Loaded nachos at the Express game 🙂 The loaded nachos entails nacho chips, nacho cheese, chicken, salsa, and jalapeno peppers (by request)… HOLD the sour cream please!
I won’t be able to do anymore blogging tonight, so enjoy your eveing… toodles until then!