Not being able to spend money has been the key to being no impact for me. My daily life hasn’t really changed all that much. The only problem is that I can’t eat a lot of the time. Today was extra hard because I couldn’t go to lunch because of my 11:30 class, and I can’t to Huffman dinner because of an project where I need to go watch track practice. Track practice is at 4:30 – 6:30. I usually stay from 5-6. Huff man opens at 5. We’ll normally I would just go after, but today I also have a team meeting at 6, then a team function at 7. I’m stuck between food and work/social life. I feel like I’m fasting for not impact week.
I ended up caving and ordered a pizza. After I wrote the first part of my post I went and swam. That was the breaking point for my hunger. I don’t think I could of made it threw the rest of my day with only breakfast.
Today has really got me thinking about what is really practical. I think that being an athlete in college and being sustainable don’t really work that well together. The only time I can swim is 12-1:30. I have a class from 11:30 to 12:20. I cant go to Huffman lunch. Thats normally fine because Slayter never closes, but its not as sustainable as Huffman. Today made me question what was more important. I came to Denison to swim and part of me wants to prioritize that over the environment. I don’t think that I can afford to miss working out for a day and rationalized ordering the pizza that way. I did recycle all of the cardboard that wasn’t stained though.