Fifth and sixth weeks are by far the busiest of the quarter! Over the past two weeks I have written 14 pages worth of English papers, taken 3 midterms, and read 5 novels! Between fifth and sixth weeks was Relay for Life (which was incredible!) and sixth week was USAC elections (meaning lots of flyers and little sleep). I haven’t regretted a single moment of my busy schedule. Relay for Life was a wonderful bonding experience for my friends and I and UCLA has new student body leaders (I did my fair share of pestering people to vote). Seventh week is a nice break. I finally have time to catch up the sleep I missed due to Relay and Elections and I don’t have any midterms left to worry about.
The weather has been so nice these last few days that my friends and I were able to take a spontaneous trip to Santa Monica on Sunday night for some night swimming and Monday night I was able to go on a nice night run. Running is a great stress reliever and it got cool enough at 8pm that I was able to go on a relaxing 2.5 mile run.
Campus is so pretty at night. Towards the end of my run, I took a rest on Janss steps, did some sit-ups, and then just laid in the grass as took in the scenery. It was so relaxing. I don’t remember the last time I felt so peaceful.
Night runners on campus are apart of a club, a secret society if you will. There are a decent number of people who go running at night, but not as many as during the day or work out at the gym. I always thought that running in LA would not be as fun as it was back home, but it definitely can be! It all depends on where you run! Normally I run the perimeter, but there a lot of interesting places to run!
All in all, seventh week has gotten off to a good start! I’m counting down the days to summer when I can run and relax all I want!