There are so many ways to exercise. There are a lot of people out there who think that exercise means that you have to go to the gym with a bunch of “muscles-heads” and “beauty-queens” to have the ability to exercise. This is so far from the truth. The truth is that anything that you do that causes a purposefully increase in your heart rate . . .
One of the biggest issues noticed with people involved with exercise programs is getting bored and ultimately leading to not continuing on with exercise. There are large numbers of people out there who know someone who this has happened to or it has personally happened to them. With the epidemics of disease, cancer, and other sicknesses that . . .
Our group was privileged enough to get tour in the museum. The curator was incredibly knowledgeable but still candid and interesting. She discussed the animals that have been preserved from the park, pottery that was found, and even clothing from native people. In total, 1.5 million distinct pieces in the collection. Being able to hear this information . . .
I love the stars! I love looking at them and talking about them with my friends. One of the remarkable things I got to see on this trip was the Ranger talk about stars. This lecture was no joke. We met outside one of the visitors centers for a quick briefing about what was going to go on during the talk. The ranger passed out star charts and flashlights . . .
Woke up to a noisy alarm and jumped into the shower. We all meandered down stairs to eat breakfast in the hotel lobby. After some hot coffee, we all packed back into the van and set out toward our destination, the Grand Canyon. After driving for a bit, we pulled into the Petrified Forest National Park. If you have not been there, let me say that . . .
With Spring Break behind us, there is a crippling realization for a lot of college students: our sleep schedule is in shambles and we are barely making it to class on time, much less fully prepared. How do we get our sleep schedules back to perfection? It will take a little planning and dedication to get your body’s internal clock to reset. It . . .
We all met at UCO around 7:30 a.m., loaded our stuff into the state of the art vehicle, and got onto 1-40 highway toward New Mexico. State of the art is a sarcastic way to say that we piled into a brown, much used vehicle that was missing several air vent covers. We were all told that the “guy” had sworn that the van was in tip top shape. . . .
Everyone can say that they have had a craving for something between meals every now and then! It can be a sweet, savory, crunchy, or even something to drink that puts you in the mood to look into the cabinets and refrigerator for a between meal munch. It is easy to grab a donut or chips , but we all know those are not healthy and many of us regret . . .
Overall, I had a fantastic spring break! This was something that was definitely out of my comfort zone and I couldn’t be more happy I was given the opportunity to go. I was skeptical at first spending 9 days with complete strangers but it turned out to be one of the greatest adventures! I loved how appreciative and thankful all of the Grand . . .
We worked with the fire program at the Grand Canyon and learned all about prescribed fires and some of the rules and regulations associated with it. I had no idea the amount of work people put into actually setting fires to lessen the risk of fires! Throughout the week our team followed a group of firefighters with chainsaws and dragged brush . . .