Friday, April 8, 2011

Long Week!

This past week has been crazy! Between classes, lacrosse, homework, and scheduling classes for next semester I have barely had any time to myself. Being an in season athlete, while majoring in Biology is no easy task.

We didn't have any games this week, but have been preparing for our next game against the number one team in our league, Le Moyne College. We are currently third in the NE-10 league, which is one of the best standings we have ever had. Much of this week at practice has been setting up plays and scouting our upcoming opponent. We usually practice for about two hours every day. Yet, I usually get there a half hour early to get dressed, and another half hour after practice getting undressed and showering, so the entire extravaganza is about three hours. After this, it is usually strait to Alliot for some dinner with the team. I enjoy Alliot a lot, but I'll save talking about food for another time! Dinner is usually about an hour. This is when I realize, BAM! There go four hours out of my day that usually last from about 3 or 4 to 7 or 8 at night. Time for homework. Starting my work at 8 p.m. isn't my favorite thing to do, but it is something I have no control over being an athlete. It is definitely a sacrifice. Most of the time I have about 4 hours of homework a night. Although there are times when I have no work, and other nights (like last night) when I have 5 or 6 hours of work. Of course it doesn't help that I procrastinate a lot, but sometimes you don't have a choice. For example, my Peace and Justice class this past week was LOADED with work. Over this past weekend, we had to read an entire book and write a 2 page reflection by Sunday night, then we had to read a 10 page article and write another reflection by Wednesday night, and THEN we had to write a 7 page paper on racism in America by today, Friday. Not to mention all the other work I had in my other three classes! I was very busy to say the least.

Finding time to do things that I like to do for myself can be very limited, so when I finally do get that time it is a treat. I have to get off here and start packing for the 6 hour drive to Le Moyne tonight. I will be sure to give an update soon.

Take care,
Nate

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