It’s kind of funny that this post has the world “polar” in it, because right now as I stare out the window, all I can see is a blanket of white covering every single surface. It looks like the second round of the snowstorm has hit. Fortunately, my mode of transportation on campus is by foot, so I don’t have to worry about driving in the snow or de-icing my car of anything 🙂 .
But anyway, speaking of polar, let’s back up to this past weekend, where I spent one day being a complete sloth, and the next being as busy as a bee!
Do you ever have an extremely lazy day, followed by the most productive day you’ve had all month?
Well, that basically sums up my weekend! Saturday started off pretty slowly, with a very strange breakfast of popcorn, cheddar cheese and macadamia nuts (no, I’m not proud of this, and it can be attributed to my 3am U-store run with friends… college…), followed by multiple hours of Royal Pains, and several failed attempts at working on my thesis. So when Isabella texted me around 5 pm to ask if I wanted to grab dinner later, it didn’t take much convincing for me to say yes!
We went to a small Japanese restaurant, which happens to be Isabella’s favourite restaurant in Princeton. I’d never been there, but had heard amazing reviews from several friends.
We started off with miso soup and a small salad, followed by our main entrees. I ordered a sashimi medley, with two kinds of white fish, salmon, and tuna.
I’m a die-hard salmon fan, so I was not surprised one bit that it turned out to be my favourite. Afterwards we went to a local ice cream parlour, Halo Pub, for some dessert. In honour of National Peanut Butter Day, I just had to get something festive, so I selected a small cup of soft-serve peanut butter ice cream. It was delicious, and a great way to finish off a Saturday.
After my extremely unproductive Saturday, it’s a huge understatement to say that I was motivated to get some serious work done Sunday.
My morning started off with a bike warmup and then a hit with our assistant coach. After a day off, it felt good to get back on the court, but I did feel a little sluggish, both mentally and physically. Fortunately, after some food and some coffee, my mental sluggishness wore off and I was able to buckle down for roughly 5 hours to knock out some serious thesis work.
Throughout all of my thesis-ing, you bet I needed some snacks to keep me going! I picked up some of these Monkey Love bites at the Convenience store, and munched on them atop some plain 2% Plain Fage Greek yogurt.
They were chewy, sweet, and had a hint of banana flavour which I loved. I can’t wait to try making them myself!
Following my schoolwork, I headed back down to the squash courts for practice around 6:30 pm. We played for about an hour, before showering quickly and heading off to a late dinner! A few of my teammates and me went to Panera for a light supper, before Hadley and I sat down at Starbucks to get a little more work done.
Today I’ve got more thesis work to do, as well as squash around 1 pm. So far I’m feeling awake and super productive, and I’m hoping some caffeine can fuel that even more!
Do you ever have really unproductive days?
Are your unproductive days usually followed by really productive and motivated days?