A Day In The Life

November 9, 2011


Possibly just had one of the busiest days of my life. And it’s not just me. Since Daylight Savings kicked in this weekend, the daily schedule here at the Academy has become even more hectic. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this drastic and sudden change, allow me to enlighten you:

On Sunday, the clocks moved back one hour, allowing YES: another hour of sleep, but also allowing some major changes to our schedule this week. The mornings follow the same routine as usual: class- class – lunch, but the afternoons get a little tricky. On Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday this week, sports and activities are pushed up from their usual 3:30-5:30 block into a 12:30-3:30 slot after lunch. After sports, we then have one more class before dinner.

Luckily, this schedule is only for this week, so things don’t have time to get too out of control. For me, being a ski racer, (and Sunday River being officially OPEN FOR THE SEASON) this week poses an excellent opportunity to miss morning classes and go up to the mountain to ski, which I am taking complete advantage of. Even if you can’t make it up in the morning, lots of other comp teams are finding their way up to the slope in the afternoon to get some precious on-snow time. Although shredding some early morning tracks is much, MUCH better than sitting in class (in my opinion, anyway), it also means that the days are getting even busier.

Today, (Tuesday) — (Yes, I know I’m supposed to be the Wednesday blogger but I’m writing this Tuesday night and talking about my day) was, yes, one of the busiest days I have had in a while. I took some pictures so you too, could see a typical day in the life of a Gould student during this week. Skiing, practice, class, formal dinner, study hall…yep, we’ve pretty much got it all covered.

So let’s start with this morning:

Taken from the mid-station on Locke Lift, heading up for the first run of the day


Hailey, Ella and Sarah, ready for first tracks this morning

Top of T2- Not bad for November 8th, eh?

From the slope it was on to soccer practice:

Followed by a late-afternoon Calculus test (YAY!):

 And I finally ended my day with a (relaxing?) formal dinner:

Just another day in the life. Have a good Wednesday everybody!

Until next time,



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