I made it through the first week of the semester! My classes are definitely rigorous this semester. My schedule includes bioorganic chemistry, vertebrate structure and evolution, human origins, and running conditioning. My favorite class is (by far) running conditioning. In our mile pre-test on Wednesday I ran an 8:45 mile. That’s actually faster than I thought I could run a mile. Our goal for the 9 week course is to improve our time by 15%. That means my goal is about a 7:26 mile. Regardless of whether or not I meet my goal, I’m having a fabulous time in the class. It’s been great to work-out with a group of people. I feel like I’m on a sports team again like I was in high school
Anyways, Darren visited me last weekend to celebrate Valentine’s Day early and also to go snowboarding. Darren did an amazing job this V-day. He always calls me his princess, so for my present he got me colored pencils and a Disney Princess coloring book. How thoughtful! For dinner Saturday night I made mock Chipotle.
I made cilantro lime rice by making quick cook rice as per the package directions and stirring in Goya Cilantro Seasoning Base and lime juice. The rice tasted so similar to Chipotle’s! I topped the rice with black beans, shredded lettuce, cheese, and salsa. This was such an easy and delicious meal. It took about 10 minutes to throw together and Darren loved it. He ate two plates full, and he is going to buy ingredients to make his own mock Chipotle tomorrow.
After dinner, we took a walk downtown for coffee. On the way, we spotted these gorgeous ice sculptures.
Random displays of beauty: one of the many reasons I love Oberlin.
What’s the most fabulous thing you’ve eaten recently?
Mine is probably the bean burrito I made for lunch with my mock Chipotle leftovers.
How have you been de-stressing lately?
I’ve been running, reading blogs, and watching trashy television. There’s nothing a few episodes of Desperate Housewives can’t cure.