This one’s for you, biochem.

Hello, hello!

I just finished up my third and last exam of this week, our open book Medical Nutrition Therapy exam! Whew. So glad this week is more or less over. We got back our biochem exams (from Monday) yesterday and let’s just say that our entire MPH class basically bombed it; our class average was 66. Sigh. Everyone was bummed because we all studied really hard, but the test was WAY too long and a lot of people didn’t even finish, let alone have time to think properly. Bah. Given that turn of events and how crazy busy this week has been, a few classmates and I decided yesterday that a post-class afternoon beer was necessary. To hell with productivity.


Clearly going out for “one quick beer” turned into an afternoon extravaganza involving three beers and a shot. Everything in moderation, including moderation? Obviously not the healthiest of choices, but a fun afternoon was exactly what we all needed. :) I spent the rest of the evening getting somewhat organized for this morning’s exam — luckily the test was based on previous homework assignments so I was already pretty prepared.

This morning, bright and early before the exam, I met up with friends Lauren and Genna for a run!

005 Unattractive early a.m. pre-run photo? Check.

We had a fantastic run — great conversation, and there’s nothing like a good morning sweat session to make you feel like yourself again after a few too many beers!


We covered our usual VERY hilly route — 4.38 miles in 41:10. Not our speediest, but it was hilly and we were all feeling a bit sluggish. :)



  • Mile 1: 9:01
  • Mile 2: 9:53 (beginning of massive hill)
  • Mile 3: 9:43 (end of massive hill)
  • Mile 4: 9:10

Good times!

I’m off to run some errands and get some more work done — we have a form due tomorrow detailing our top choices for our clinical (hospital) internships next summer, so I need to look through the choices seriously and figure out which ones seem like a good fit. We’ll be interviewing over the next couple months and will hopefully know by early December where we’ll be placed! I’m hoping to try to do my internship back up in DC, but we’ll see. There are also some good options around North Carolina, though none that will work for me in Chapel Hill, boo.

Hope you’re all having happy Thursdays!


  1. 1

    YAY Blue Moon! Love it! Sorry about your test, though…bummer.

  2. 2

    66 isn’t that bad of a class average. In grad school, our electricity and magnetism midterm had an average of 28%. Y’all are smarter than us.

  3. 6

    Yes to everything in moderation – including moderation!! 3 beers and a shots sounds just about right to get over a crappy test.

  4. 7

    You deserved a few beers. Great job. Now that I am back in my walking routine, I feel 100% better. I am searching the world wide web with a glass of wine in my right hand and using one finger on my left hand to type. I love Victoria’s response at the end. Teehee

  5. 8

    Congrats on finishing up all those exams! I enjoyed the comic facebook status updates during the week. Enjoy!

  6. 10

    Ugh I hated open book tests. The teachers always made them extra hard assuming people hadn’t studied as much and would just try to look everything up during the test. A beer was definitely a good idea.

  7. 11

    I hate biochem too. My class average was a 64, pretty much everyone bombed it too. At least you are done with all of your tests and get to enjoy the weekend! :)

  8. 12

    It’s 7:15 in the morning and all I can think is that beer looks sooooo good right now! LOL I’m with you. Sometimes we have to just let loose.

  9. 13

    I’m pretty sure my phys chem classes had like 50% test averages. The curve is your friend.

    I am all for even moderation in moderation – sometimes it’s fun/necessary to drink to the point of guaranteed hangover. :)

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