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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Changes

Hey guys!

I hope you’re all enjoying a long weekend full of relaxation, fun and good weather.

Well I haven’t really gotten around to enjoying my weekend yet, since I discovered early this morning that I’m still not immune to jetlag.

After going to sleep at 11PM last night (that’s the latest I could stay awake before completely passing out), I still woke up at 3:30AM this morning!

But I wasn’t all that tired. In fact, I felt so awake and energetic. Weird.

So I headed downstairs to make myself some breakfast:

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For the first time in about two months, I made hot oatmeal again! This time, with a microwave.

But the most exciting part was that I had vanilla extract and cinnamon on hand again!

I also threw some Craisins, granola and Maranatha No-Stir Almond Butter on top Smile 

This was one delicious bowl!

After some coffee and cleaning around the kitchen, I headed out for a run.

Thanks to our lovely gym in HK, and that city’s insane humidity, I hadn’t run outside in a almost a month.

I was so excited to lace up the sneakers and go out for a light jog and breathe in the fresh air.

My pace was pretty slow, and I think the combination of lack of sleep/poor hydration/poor fuel, led to a pretty sluggish run.

But my surroundings were too beautiful for me not to enjoy myself.

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I ended up running two miles from my house to this park.

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It used to be a golf course, but the local government recently converted it into a beautiful park.

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It’s a decently large space, complete with lots of green grass and tall trees. It’s such a scenic place, and always reminds me of Pride and Prejudice.

I ran the 2.5 miles around the perimeter, and then headed back for the final 2 miles.

6.5 miles done in an hour, all by 7AM Open-mouthed smile

I guess it is nice to wake up early in the morning. There were almost no people/cars on the streets, so I reveled in the peacefulness.

Which also led to me doing a lot of thinking. I mostly tried to figure out what I wanted to do this summer.

While so many of my friends are doing internships and research positions, I don’t have any academic/work plans right now.

I didn’t feel very enthusiastic about finding an internship, and I think it’s because I’m still not ready.

I do want to test the waters and find out what kind of job I actually enjoy doing, but I just never found any opportunities that seemed right.

While I want experience, I don’t want to take just anything. If I’m going to work or have an internship, I need to really be committed to doing it well and loving it.

But now that I realize that most of my friends are going to be gone for the summer, I kind of regret not filling my summer with something to do.

This is now the first summer that the majority of my friends are scattered across the country, and it’s a pretty big change.

I know that once we graduate, it will be even harder, and everyone will have their own lives, and that realization is pretty hard for me to handle right now.

Hopefully I’ll be able to find something soon, so that I can immerse myself in my own responsibility and forget about how much I’m missing my friends Sad smile

I’m sure I’ll see each of them soon enough, and I can’t wait until that time comes.

Tell Me About You!

What are your favorite oatmeal mix-ins/ toppings?

5 comments:

Melissa said...

New reader here. I absolutely love that parts of your blog are pure food porn.

I prefer savory oatmeal myself, using it in place of rice or pasta.

teenagetaste said...

Congrats on an awesome run, Liv! I love it when my workouts are taken care of early in the day so I don't have to worry about them later. That park looks beautiful. It must be so fun to run there.

Have a great day! :]

freshfruition.com said...

Your oatmeal looks delicious! And that's awesome you have a recently turned park to run around :) It's pretty hilly here and nearly impossible to get an easy run in.

Crystal said...

One of my favourite things in life is waking up before the world seems to be awake. Hardly any cars on the road and the silence makes me a very happy person.

Liv said...

Your oatmeal looks delicious! And that's awesome you have a recently turned park to run around :) It's pretty hilly here and nearly impossible to get an easy run in.

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