ABR round 2

Sunday!  I started my day with a steaming bowl of peanut butter and banana oatmeal in Ryan’s car on the way to church.  (This is how every Sunday starts.  For some reason, I never have time to eat that oatmeal before 8:45.)

I reviewed my AEP notes after church for tomorrow’s quiz and then went out for a run before the weather turned ugly.  It was dreary and gloomy out all day, but the forecast called for late afternoon sleet.  I ran on the trail behind my apartment and went a little over 7.5 miles at an easy pace.  It felt okay.  My legs were a little tired from yesterday, but nothing hurt.  When I got back, I figured out my pace to be a little under 8:30, which was about the same as yesterday’s 13 miles on the indoor track.  It felt a lot harder on the indoor track…

Ryan so generously offered to be my second ABR test subject, so we went to the lab mid-afternoon.  What a guy!
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He has four electrodes attached to him: two on his forehead and one behind each ear.  His job was to relax/sleep in a small, dark, soundproof booth while I monitored his brain wave responses to click sounds.  He did a superb job and fell asleep twice.

After testing, I spent the rest of the afternoon studying in the student center with Starbucks!

I feel like I crossed a decent amount off the school “To-Do” list, and I made time for fun, too.
Weekend highlights:
-Chatting with Ryan, Andrea, & Alex after our dinner and movie date.  We sat at a table in the student center (with free coffee samples from Starbucks) and talked.
-Dinner deal with Ryan on Saturday: We went to the grocery store with the following rules: Each person must pick out 2 veggies, 1 fruit, and 1 surprise item.  We split up.
My items: sweet potatoes, spaghetti squash, mango, ice cream.
Ryan’s items: sweet potatoes, lettuce, mango, ice cream.
WHOA.  I traded in my mango for a cantaloupe, and we picked out bread and shrimp to round out the smorgasbord (definitely googled how to spell that) meal.  It was delicious!

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Here’s the spaghetti squash (with sauce and shrimp), some mango, and the “Aladdin” bread.  Yum!  Please note that Ryan ate a peanut butter and banana sandwich on half of the Aladdin loaf after finishing his meal.  I guess that’s what happens when you’re 6’3″ and super active.

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