This past summer was one of my busiest, but also some of the most exciting and rewarding months I’ve had. During the time I was away from school, I spent time working at a big civil defense firm, but also found time to tackle some personal goals and explore Los Angeles.
|View from the top of our firm hike in |
Will Rogers State Park, Summer 2013
|Feeling good at mile 6 (I didn't include the photo |
of myself at mile 21. You're welcome.)
Although work kept me pretty busy throughout the week (and the occasional weekend), I checked off two things on my own personal bucket list. I am a runner, and after doing several half-marathons, I finally made the leap to the 26.2 distance in early June. I was massively under-trained and felt death creep up on me around mile 18, but I am proud to say I survived and be able to label myself a marathoner. Additionally, I have been a spin class fanatic for years now, and one day this summer I decided to become certified to teach classes. After completing the training and taking the certification exam, I began to teach classes twice a week at my local gym, the Gold’s Gym at 7th and Figueroa.
I also spent a lot of time this summer having fun and exploring LA. I managed to see Yasiel Puig’s MLB debut and made many subsequent returns to the Chavez Ravine to watch the boys in blue dominate this season. Other summer highlights included stand-up paddle boarding whenever I got the chance, traveling to Santa Cruz to see my younger brother graduate from college, and visiting Chicago for a wedding (and a Cubs game).
|Chicago Cubs game, Summer 2013|