Last week, I packed up my bags and headed back to Fort Collins, the college town home to Colorado State University. I know it may seem strange that on my summer vacation, I took a vacation back to school… but most of my friends reside in Colorado now and I was missing them dearly. The first step was deciding what bags to pack for my week long trip. Do not worry! Despite the picture, I am a light packer. I only bring two bags on trips–even when I go overseas! My go-to-rule is if I cannot carry it myself, then I have overpacked.When I arrived in Fort Collins, the first thing I did was take a nap I must admit. I had to wake up at 3:30 am to catch my early flight, but to me, it is worth it to have not wasted the day traveling. I spent the day catching up with friends while making Avocado Wraps, friendship bracelets, and having a Netflix marathon that night! It felt good to be back.
The following day, I woke up with my future roommate/friend and headed to campus with her. She is taking summer school and I wanted to go to the library to watch my lectures for my online classes, then hit the Rec for a workout. CSU has a pretty awesome Rec Center. I even paid for a week membership just to use it for my time back in town–I did get my money’s worth.
For my workout the following day, I skipped the Rec in favor of the sunny weather to break in my new Asics Gel Cummulus running shoes on CSU’s track. I did a mile warm-up followed by some stretching, then ran two more miles split up in ½ mile intervals with strength and body weight exercises in between. I was hoping to do more endurance running, but the altitude change was starting to get to me and let’s face it, running more than two miles on a track at once can get pretty boring.
After a few days, it was finally time to prepare for my weekend camping trip! I will have to do separate posts for the rest of my week’s activities because they were a bit more involved, so be on the look out! In summary though, it was a fabulous week. I am back home now, but will return within a few weeks as the fall semester fast approaches.