6. Created my own Mandala (Wednesday 4/2)
7. One day without sugar or caffeine (Thursday 4/3)
I found that, unsurprisingly, the hardest part of the day was mid-morning, when my body first realized I was withholding caffeine, and then later afternoon, when the withdrawal headache and general fatigue really set in. I tried going climbing and felt utterly useless. However, on the up side, after very little sleep, no caffeine, and no sugar, I passed out at 7:30pm and got 10 hours of sleep that night. Talk about UH-MAZ-ING.
Here was my diet:
Breakfast – Unsweetened oatmeal and unsweetened/decaffeinated tea (I had the wild raspberry hibiscus flavor)
Snack – raw almonds
Lunch – Large Caesar salad
Dinner – Sushi
Challenge #7, check!
8. Ride a mechanical bull (Friday 4/4)
So, I got up on the bull two times. My friend Liz and my boyfriend Adam also each rode the bull once too. Here are three crappy videos from the night (sorry, the lighting was horrible)!
Challenge #8, check!
9. Get CPR/First Aid certified (Saturday 4/5)
However, when all is said and done, I feel like I am prepared and I understand the system. I think ultimately though, everyone handles emergency situations differently and it's difficult to know how you will react until you are put in that situation.
The First Aid portion was a lot less hands on, however I did practice placing bandages and a simple splint. I also firmed up my knowledge of sudden illness symptoms, such as stroke, poisoning, heat stroke, hypothermia, etc.
All in all, I feel now that I am better equipped to handle an emergency. Challenge #9, check!
10. Play with a pig (Sunday 4/6)
I will let the pictures do the remainder of the talking, but I will say that "playing" with pigs really equates to "sitting beside" pigs. Either way, it was a total blast.
Challenge #10, CHEEEECCCCCCCK!