i am a sleep-deprived, caffeinated, wound-up mess with tight quads. i am blogging from a little cafe in downtown Berkeley, California - approximately 18 hours after arriving here early early this morning. i caught an 8 pm flight from Boston to Oakland yesterday, got to Oakland at 11:45 pm local time but didn't get to my "hotel" (the Berkeley faculty club) at 2 am because i had to take a bus to the train station and then the train from the airport to downtown took forever to get to Berkeley because it had to wait for all the connecting trains. once in Berkeley, it was a 30 minute uphill walk to the place i was staying. okay, i will quit complaining, but i am t-i-r-e-d.
i woke up this morning to run. the weather here is super. it was in the low 40s this morning and warmed up to high 50s with plenty of sun in the afternoon. Berkeley is at the top of a big hill, so no matter what direction you go, you have to climb massive hills to get back to where you started. needless to stay, this morning's 55 minute run was challenging -- sleep deprivation + too much coffee + big hills = lead-like legs and tough running.
from what i've seen of Berkeley, though, i love this place and would be thrilled if i actually got into the business school here. all the prospective students had a whirlwind day of panels, get-to-know-you sessions, and interviews today. we wrapped up around 6pm today, so i got changed out of my formal stuffy business school clothes and grabbed a giant sandwich that i promptly scarfed down. lunch today consisted of water and 3 bites of pasta salad because they ran out of vegetarian sandwiches at lunch. and i just had tons of coffee for breakfast, so i was s-t-a-r-v-i-n-g for dinner.
i will board my flight in a few hours and hopefully make it to the GBTC invite just as the gun goes off for the 3k so i can make a zombie-like debut in the event. i am zombie, watch me roar.