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Monday, March 2, 2009

Tuckered Out

Man-o-man, am I tired today! It is only lunch time and I'm already dreaming of going home for some sleep.

Ever since my heart episode, I've been banned from riding my bike. So the only exercise I really get is from walking. Today I had to be at school at 8:30am to set up the breakfast for my graduate group's prospective student recruitment day. I figured walking to campus would not only be good for me (I did nothing but sit in the car for ~6 hours yesterday) but also would save me a dollar. I know that's not much, but spending a dollar every day for the bus when I didn't used to pay for transportation does add up. Graduate student fees don't cover the bus here in Davis so I have to pay to go to campus. No one has to pay to leave campus since they neither check ID cards, passes, nor have anyone at the seat to collect your money.

So...I walked to campus in the rain. It took me less than an hour (barely) to get to the far side of campus. According to Google Maps this journey is about 3 miles.

I got warm while walking and kept stopping to take off layers. By the time I hit downtown, I had removed by ball cap and rain coat and had put my hair in a pony tail. I also poured out my travel mug of hot tea because just holding it in my hand was making me hot. Passersby stared at me because I was the only person out who was not all bundled up in rain gear. I guess feeling overheated while pregnant is something I should get used to.

My hip joints can tell that I walked to campus today...they are a bit achy. Sigh...but there's a bunch of stuff I want to get done in lab today and there's a seminar I'm supposed to go to this evening for my internship. And THEN there's a pizza dinner downtown for my graduate group that I'd like to go to. But we'll just have to see how much energy I have later today.

Oh, and today marks my 17th week of pregnancy. Happy 17!

2 comments:

steph.kelley said...

Happy 17 indeed! One of my preggie friends here gave birth YESTERDAY — wowzers! Haven't seen the newbie yet, but all is apparently going fine. Mont and I got to watch the wee one's whole in-utero life cycle so far: we first heard the big news in our own apt. nine months ago, and now heard the big news Part Two... oh, exciting! For these parents I'm making a nutritious dinner as a gift, but knowing YOU you'll have made 18 years' worth of dinners ahead of time. I'll have to think of some other gift.

huntfamily said...

woah woman. you have too much energy. i'd waste the $1 ont he bus!