My French office-mate Julie and I have taken a few of our lunches out on the Quad:
The warmer temperatures also mean that I have to start putting on lots of sunscreen. I'm really not into tanning, mostly because I am afraid of looking like a disgusting, wrinkled prune when I'm older.
Also, whenever I slather on sunscreen, I can almost convince myself that I'm going to the beach...instead of out for a 5x1000-meter workout, like today!
- 1-mile warm-up - 9:53
- 5x1000m - 4:57/4:58/4:57/5:01/4:58
- (3-min. rest in between)
- 1-mile cool-down - 9:19
Yesterday, I participated in a lunch-time presentation at the Asian American Cultural Center, talking about my experience as a Korean-American adoptee. Elana, Kean, Beth, and I fielded a lot of really good questions about being adopted, and I hope that we made a positive impression on the audience.
One issue that we raised involved common things that we wish people wouldn't say:
- "You're really lucky to have been adopted!" (You're really lucky to know your medical history.)
- "I don't look like my parents. My dad is tall, and I'm short. I must be adopted." (That sounds like your mom had an extra-marital affair.)
- "Oh, you're adopted. You're not really Korean." <--True story, a Korean-American said this to me on the first day of college. (Fuck you. I was born there.)
Oh, and I totally wiped out on my bike today. While I was rushing to campus, I made a sharp turn, and my pedal scraped across the pavement. This sent me sprawling, and my bike landed on top of me. I arrived on campus sweaty and bleeding. Awesome.
Here's the damage:
Now, my left knee hurts when I bend it. I'm a little concerned with the race coming up soon. Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation! Now!