Today is the first day of Spring, and coincidentally happens to be the first day of my Spring break! I will be leaving for New York soon, and am so anxious to finally be in the city. I’ve been counting down the days and planning nonstop over the last couple weeks, so I can’t wait to do all I have planned! More blogging to come about New York City after I get back.
Once I get back from my trip I still have a handful of days left of Fontbonne’s spring break. I am looking forward to spending that time relaxing. These last 3 weeks have been immensely exhausting, both physically and mentally. I cannot wait to have some spare time to just relax and “catch up” on some sleep. I love college life, but it sure can be tiring sometimes. I won’t get a complete break from academics however, because I have two papers due when school resumes and other assignments to be working on throughout my break.
Even with items on my to-do list, it will still be nice to be at home. I plan on attending a lot of my younger brother’s baseball games next week. I am a huge fan of baseball, especially my brother’s teams and the St. Louis Cardinals. Opening day is fast approaching and Fontbonne did sell us discounted tickets for April 9th, but I’m too excited about New York right now to think about that!
Until next week..
For those of you who’ve been following my weekly blogs this semester, you probably haven’t heard me talk about my kinesiology class with Dr. Rayhel a whole lot. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great class and I love Dr. Rayhel – organic chemistry just boasts some more explosive things to write about (no pun intended).
Anyways, this semester in kines., we have talked about the movements made possible by the interconnections between muscles and bones. During one class, we learned about the phases of movement, which are illustrated very well by baseball pitching. There are five main phases of movement, which, in order, are: stance, preparation, movement, follow-through, and recovery.
Yesterday at Spring Fest, the Biological Sciences Organization (BSO) brought back the dunk tank. Last year, when I attempted to dunk Dr. Paine-Saunders, I literally threw the ball over the entire contraption and into a field somewhere beyond. Now let me tell you, I’ve seen my fair share of Cardinals baseball games, so I know how pitching should work. But thanks to cell and molecular biology last semester, I learned that I’m NOT at all a visual learner. (Those cellular pictures sure threw me for a loop!) Yesterday, however, I had words – not pictures – that guided me through the process of pitching the ball. As it turns out, I dunked Brent Hickenbottom five, yes FIVE times, and I dunked a few other people as well. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to take another try at dunking Dr. Paine-Saunders due to the weather’s lack of cooperation, but I’ll be ready next time.
So what did I learn in kinesiology? I learned how to do something that I should have learned and mastered at least ten years ago. But as they say, ”It’s better late than never,” right?!