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Kara Goucher + Why Syracuse?

Good afternoon bloggy boos!! How are you?

I am happy because my belly is full (of orange-extracted Bancake) and my muscles are wobbly woo. Gotta love running.

Thank you so much for all of your support on my announcement about my first Half Marathon!! I hope to see all of you Rochestarians out there with billboards and t-shirts:)

Just kidding. But not really.

So, in my obsession with running, I have subscribed to Runner’s World (with KARA on the cover – how she had a baby seven months ago and is still hot, I have no idea):

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And bought her book.

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And read most of it. NBD.

When I haven’t run yet, I’m dreaming of the workout I want to do. Like actually, it’s like having a new boyfriend and wanting to spend every second of the world with them. I absolutely love running, I am head-over-heels crazy in love and right now my sneakers are calling my name but I have to wait until this Bancake is digested.

How come I can’t just eat all the time and be able to eat more and more without ever getting a tummy ache?

So after my long run on Sunday, I took Monday off (long walks with the pooch) and yesterday was spent on a 5-miler. I basically got my ass handed to me. It was fun, and I was proud of myself for being able to do 5 in 45!

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Five miles in 44 minutes, 45 seconds. Average pace of 8:56! And that is WITH all of the stoplights. I gave myself a pat on the back for that one. Then I stretched and worked my abs, which I am so proud of. They are becoming more sculpted every day:)

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A few of you requested a post on why I chose Syracuse University. To be honest, there isn’t any earth-shattering answer to that question, but I will do my best to explain the reasoning inside my little head:)

Why I chose Syracuse University:

  1. I’m a very outgoing person. Kind of crazy, to be honest. So when I went to visit Syracuse the first time (back in November) I really didn’t think it was the right place for me because of the campus. However, when I met many of the students,  I realized that they are as cray cray as I am, so instead of me feeling like I’m in their faces all the time we kind of bounce our craziness of of each other:)
  2. Syracuse has the programs I want. I plan to double major in Nutrition Sciences and Public Health, and no other school (that I know of) has strong programs in both.
  3. Syracuse was not my first choice. I had my heart set on going to school in D.C. or at the University of Rochester, but I realized that neither of these places were right for me. They are great schools, but when I felt the environment and relationships among students, it was not where I wanted to be. I have kind of a screwed up mind…when it comes to thinking with my brain, I go with my heart. Those schools were good “thinking brain” schools…great academics, reputation, connections, etc. BUT when it came down to it, I would not be happy at either of those places because I felt like I had to act differently around those people. I am not perfect, and I do NOT have perfect self-image. So when it comes to being myself, it’s really hard unless I am around other people that accept my craziness. Otherwise I just feel like a nutball.
  4. Location. Syracuse is not too far from home, so I can come home for a long weekend and get free food/free laundry:)
  5. Size. Syracuse is not too big, and not too small. At first I was all about the smaller schools, but Syracuse is perfect because it is not a CITY, but I can meet new people all the time yet still keep relationships with the people I have met and care about. Plus, the college I am in and the majors I am in have smaller, tight-knit communities, so I get the best of both worlds.
  6. School spirit. It is no secret that Syracuse has a killer basketball team. If you have ever heard of Syracuse, you know that the students and faculty are all about GO ORANGE! and so are most of the people in the state of New York. I am a huge rah-rah school spirit, cheer-on-the-team kind of girl, so it is a perfect place for me to show some enthusiasm:)
  7. 50/50. As I said before, my brain thinks in strange ways. To me, Syracuse feels to be passionate in every realm of the students’ lives. The students are passionate and care to no end about their passions/academics, but they care equally about forming strong, important relationships with other people. THAT is the kind of community I will thrive in. The other schools seemed to be about 80 academic / 20 social. That’s a bit too much time in the books, if you ask me. (and that is coming from an overachiever too – hello five AP exams this year!)

That’s all for today loves! See you tomorrow:)

Anything exciting happening today?!

Imeannnn if running and studying for AP’s is exciting:)

What did you have for breakfast today?

An orange-kissed Bancake!

What is your Wednesday workout?

400 meter sprints at the track, and then weights and abs. Killller

xoxox,

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p.s. There are some big changes coming to the bloggy soon – any guesses? Smile

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Such a Tease.

Good after(noon) bloggy boos!! How are ya?!

Sorry about being MIA yesterday, my Friday (at COLLEGE) involved very little sleep. But needless to say, I had a bangin’ time. It is almost time to tell you where I am going to school next year :))

I know I know, I am SUCH a tease. Okay enough of that. Are you ready?

Dun dun dun..

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SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY

I have never been so ready to graduate from high school in my entire life. Imagine going to your future school, meeting your future best friends, and then going home the next day to return to halls filled with freshmen and, well, children.

I am sure we’ve all been there, so help a sista out and join with me in the countdown until graduation on June 23rd, 2011.

The countdown starts now.

73 days, 19 hours, 17 minutes, 24 seconds.

To simplify that, let’s just call it 73 days.

…That’s a lot of days. Le sigh.

So let’s get to the pictures from my day at ‘Cuse, shall we?

It began with meeting my roomie and sprinting to each other. This girl is my sister from another mister, we might actually be separated at birth. But more on that later.

The presentation began with the drumming band (for all of the huge ‘Cuse games) coming in and bangin it out for a good ten minutes. It was awesome. I got chills!

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After that, they showed us a movie made by Newhouse students all about students getting their acceptance letters and going around the world to students packing up to leave for home, and why Cuse is such a great school. I almost cried. So I think it’s easy to say that they did a REALLY good job!

I had a hard time trying to figure out how anyone would be able to say no after all of that biznazz. Seriously, if I had to pick any college to date, it would be Cuse. They wooed me, not going to lie.

Then, we were split up into our respective colleges until lunch.

Lunch was had in the Carrier Dome, and they put our names up on the scoreboard (WHAT WHAT).

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But, the food semi-sucked. Think iceberg salad, veggie burgers, pulled chicken, and white buns. I got an iceberg salad (blugh) and the black bean and corn salad.

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^^ DOME.

Let’s just say the hot pepper was the best part of my meal.

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Please ignore how tired I look. That pepper was SPICY, it cleared out my system like no otha.

The dome again:

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You can imagine how college boys would make tons of jokes out of my consistent use of the word “dome”…

Anywho, a picture with some of the girls!

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Me, Jenna, Nicole, Sarah?, and Brittany (roomie!).

The rest of the day was spent looking at res halls, eating, shopping for ‘cuse gear (I bought out the store, prepare to be amazed), and taking pictures with my roomie!

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Isn’t she gorg?! Ignore my awful hair that is what happens when it is windy and cold.

That’s all for now loves, it’s time for me to hit the pavement with the Padre! See you tomorrow:)

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College stories. GO!

Any college advice for CK?

xoxox,

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