Welp. Today was my first day back to school as Step One of my journey to my next big step.
I managed to take one photo of my 12 hours at school and I think it accurately summed up the experience.
Luckily I managed to do something well in the day- starting it with CrossFit.
I wouldn’t say I was ‘excited’ to determine my one rep max this morning. I feel like I’m still catching up from my Vancouver trip and doubted my strength. Still, I plowed through it and set a new dead lift PR of 175#. I tried 176# and couldn’t get it up! (TWSS) 200#, I’m coming for you.
The WOD was simple and fast today:
4-8-16-32-64 reps of:
+ 25 DU/50SU after each round
Right before the clock went off our coach yelled out “14:27 is the time to beat!”
So I beat it. I made great time on the squats telling myself I had legs of iron from my 119 mile ride this past weekend Apparently my legs are made of iron because I came in at 11 minutes 59 minutes. I totally recommend trying this WOD at home. You’ll feel it!
I’m the little omega symbol!
And then there was school.
I’m taking three classes and three labs to finish off my prerequisites before applying to an accelerated BSN program: Human Anatomy & Physiology II, Chemistry and Microbiology. I finished my BA in 2008 so being a student again felt so different.
What I’ve Learned:
1. I need SLEEP to survive 12 hour days.
2. I need to schedule my priorities and eliminate nonessentials.
3. I need to pack snacks and lots of them. Pop Tarts don’t make for the best brain food.
Do you have any tips for managing school with real life? How about going back to school after a long break?