Early morning run:
Distance: 2.64 miles
Time: 23:15 min:sec
Avg. Pace: 8:48
Wonderful start to the day! Crazy to think the time it took me to run that route used to be around 33+ minutes.
Then it was off to Christopher Newport University!
The Paul and Rosemary Trible Library
Did you know… the president (Paul Trible) of CNU was once a congressman & then a senator? Me neither.
Also, the school wasn’t nearly what it is today back in 1990. The 90’s is when he became the new president and started making big changes for the school. They have spent about $50 million in construction and they’re starting to work on another $50 million construction project.
The buildings are absolutely beautiful!
One of the residence halls.
Another residence hall. This is the one that we went into. The first one & the one in this picture are supposed to be mirror images. It’s kind of cool the way the security is set up.
- ID scan to open the front door
- ID check at the front desk in the lobby
- ID scan to open the door to your side of the residence hall
- ID scan to get into your room
Gotta love safety!
Inside the residence hall
Love, love, love fireplaces!
Sign of construction on campus:
This is going to be a new science building which will be opening up in 2011 (I believe)
My dad & yours truly.
…? I don’t remember what this building is.
The bookstore where I got my shoppin’ on. Purchases: a CNU shot glass, blue CNU running shorts, & a little something for my mom. My dad was also generous enough to buy me the NIKE fit dry CNU t-shirt I was eying 🙂 Lately, my white shirts have been getting some major sweat stains. 😦 stupid sweat glands! I kept this in mind and picked out a gray one rather than the white.
Then it was time to actually go inside the library. Can you say “OMG!”? It’s gorgeous inside!
Upon looking at the inside picture I took, I’m going to spare you all. It’s bad. Like really bad. Blurry, bad lighting, plus just a bad view of the inside.
Unfortunately, I can’t find any pictures of the inside online. I’ll have to make a mental note to take a picture when I go back with my mom.
For now, another view of the Student Union:
This one, along with the next picture, was taken from the steps of the library.
The campus is only about a 10 minute walk from end to end. That fact + the weather = bikes galore!
Used the bookstore coupon for the items mentioned above. Then it was off to Einstein’s to use up the other one! Einstein’s is located in the library and they have a nice selection of starbucks drinks to choose from!
I got my usual, tall chai tea latte. & like usual, I burnt my tongue right away on it! I’ll never learn.
Once we got home, I ate a burrito for lunch. Lazy + boring = no picture. It’s for you own good.
Tonight: work at 5:30 which means I need to hit publish asap and start getting ready!
Tomorrow: Abs & more class 8:30-9:00 am with my mom! Followed by the 9:15-10:15 spinning class with my mom as well 🙂
Then work at 3:00.