Today has been jam-packed, but so much fun! I spent the morning volunteering my time at an Expanding Your Horizons conference at University of Arizona. The Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) program puts on this conference once a year where local middle school girls come and hear from women in the sciences about their jobs: a typical day at the office, what led them to their career, how fun and exciting it is, etc. It’s intended to help girls realize that they can pursue jobs in the sciences and that science can be fun!
Last year I served on a big Q & A panel with lots of other women in science-related professions. This year I actually hosted a workshop where I taught the girls all about how the brain works! It was a lot of fun – the girls got to do a real experiment and I showed some fun videos to explain phenomena like change blindness and attentional blindness (also called “tunnel vision”). Think you’re immune to these things? Go ahead – test YOUR awareness!
How’d you do?
After volunteering, I ran to the store to grab some groceries, then got in almost 2 HOURS worth of P90X workout videos! (It was the last 30 minutes of yoga, an hour of Back & Chest, and 20 minutes of Ab Ripper X). It’s a pretty intense program, but I think it helps that I have mixed the videos into my workout routines before because I’m familiar with the moves and my body already has some experience with the stamina/endurance of the extra-long workouts.
Oh yeah, and a protein-packed green monster for recovery helps, too!
Reeses Fake-Out Protein Smoothie
1 full banana, a heaping tablespoon of Dark Chocolate PB&Co, 2 Tbs of chocolate soy protein, a big handfull of spinach, and enough unsweetened almond milk to make it blend. Just like a Reeses peanut butter cup….well, almost.
And beautiful flowers make it feel like Spring!
This afternoon a friend is coming over and we’re all going to bbq on the grill: ribs, chicken breasts, sausage, asparagus, and baked potatoes. And maybe we’ll have a friendly game of poker…who knows?
Have a great weekend!
Do you ever play poker with friends? Chris has played for years but I’ve just gotten into it over the past few months – now I really like it!!