It’s midterm time—halfway through the term.
At this time, cross-country really has picked up. We have our conference meet
in a week, which means it’s championship season—big things. We race
in Atlanta, Georgia, so we'll take a bus down a few days before and have
dinner, hang out, check out the course, etc . (Expect
some pictures in my next entry.)
I’ve also started to find new things to do on the weekends here when I
don’t have races to run. In Lexington, which is about 45 minutes away,
there’s a horseracing track called Keeneland that I
now go to all the time. I go, literally, every day I can. I gather up
a few friends, dress it up, then head over to Lexington for the day to bet on
horses and eat. Betting begins at $2.00 and goes anywhere up from there. I
usually win some money, but then bet it all away—like you’re supposed to
do. To make things better, there’s a huge mall right next to the racetrack
where I can eat dinner afterwards.
Back on campus, there are actually quite a few changes. The new student
center and dining hall opened about a week ago and it’s pretty sweet. It
looks like what a college dining hall should look like! And just down the
way, there’s construction going on for the new science building. It just so
happens that it’s right outside my bedroom window, so I’m the first to hear
them begin work at 7:30 every morning. Good times.
I’ve realized that I’ll be home in less than a month now, which I’m really
looking forward to. I miss people at home, but things like video chat have
made it all much easier because I can “see” people whenever I want.
The routine’s still coming into shape, and I’m
adjusting like I should. Making new friends all over the place, and having more things
to do, make it really easy. Until next time...