This morning was a good start to no impact week. I managed to get ready this morning without turning on any lights because the sun was already out. I must confess that I normally take two showers a day – one in the morning and one after I run – but today I skipped my morning shower and by doing so also skipped using the hair dryer. My first slip-up of the day was eating a Cliff bar for breakfast because I didn’t have anything else in my room and needed something quick before my 8:30 class.
After my first two classes of the day, I usually hit up slayter for some coffee and fruit. Upon arriving at Slay, however, I realized I had left my reusable coffee cup in my room. This was okay though I decided because I didn’t really feel like explaining to the cashier why I must use a reusable cup, so I just skipped the coffee altogether and grabbed a banana. I then waited in line for an eternity to purchase only a banana. Lunch went smoothly, as I’m already a vegetarian and used to trying to eat mostly the foods in Huffman with the farm to fork stickers. I’ve also decided that I can use a napkin, but only 1 each meal. I also only use a napkin if I’m in Huffman where it can be composted.
Everyday for the past week or so I have been driving up to the BioReserve for an afternoon walk/run after my classes. Today, however, I didn’t want to drive my car up there, as one of my goals is to only drive 5 miles this week. So instead my friend Katie and I went down to the trail in Granville for our afternoon exercise. Not gonna lie, I missed the BioReserve because I like the feeling of being in the woods. I hate walking there though because there is no sidewalk and that road is scary. I will have to either settle for the running path this week or get over my hatred of walking on that busy road to the reserve.
Trying to shower in under 3 minutes was a complete failure. This was mostly due to the fact that the showers in Beta take a good 2 minutes to get even lukewarm and I was not about to take a cold shower because I was already not in a good mood. My shower ended up being closer to 6 minutes. I have a plan to fix this. I’m going to try to shower right after one of my friends tomorrow so that the water is already warm.