March 21, 2010

Winter is over

It's about time I post something new on here. . 

Looks like the last post was December so I'll attempt to give a bit of an update since then! 
The university was closed for the Olympics so I went and spent some time at home in Winnipeg. I spent most of my time either working at the Windsor park nordic centre or training with the provincial team at the rowing club. It was really nice to have some people to train with. It makes training indoors a little more bearable. It was so nice to spend some time at home!

I returned to Quest at the beginning of March and am currently enrolled in my Question block. It is basically a class where you come up with your Question (which is sort of like a major) and plan out the last two years of school. The class is great for actually giving you time to focus and develop your interests. I'm quite excited, because after years of having no freaking idea what I wanted to do, I've come to a decision to focus on epidemiology and public health. It is basically the study of the spread and prevention of disease within populations. I still have lots of work to do to develop my focus, but at least this is a start. I have to present my Question proposal to a panel of students and tutors on Wednesday so I'm a little nervous for that.

All the hard work will pay off if/when I make it to the end of the week. I'm off to the Trek Red Truck training camp on Saturday which is down in Santa Rosa, California this year! I'm so excited to ride in the warm weather and (hopefully) escape the rain for a little bit. After the training camp, I'm actually flying to Brussels, Belgium to race for a month. I'm nervous but excited at the same time. I'll try to get some updates posted while I'm there!