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Mar 29, 2019 8:10:00 AM

I finally made it downtown to see the green river! For a history on the green river in Chicago, click here: https://chicagoist.com/2016/03/16/st_patricks_day_history.php . It was pretty cool.  I went the day after they dyed it, so it had started to fade a little, but it was still neat to see, and I didn’t have to deal with all the people on St. Patrick’s Day! It was a win-win! Plus, I normally walk along the riverside on my way to church on Sundays anyway.

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It is week 12 of the trimester. I did have one exam this week, but for the most part, we are all starting to prepare for the onslaught of final exams and practicals that begin week 14. I have started taking my mini-iPad with me to the gym, so I can study while I work out.

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It has been working really well, although I have to use a resistance band to keep my iPad from falling off when I begin to run. I have learned that every minute of study time is valuable…sometimes it is simply a matter of getting as much repetition as possible. Running in the morning also helps with anxiety levels, especially as we approach finals!

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And, just for fun, here is a picture of me snuggling after church with my puppy.

Posted by Belinda Smith

My name is Belinda, but I prefer to go by Lindy. I am a second year Naturopathic Medical student at National University of Health Sciences. I’m originally from Maryland and will always consider it to be my home. I live on campus, in the Lincoln building with my dog, Lilly. I love the sport of triathlon and will totally geek out if anyone wants to talk bikes or racing with me! I’m looking forward to blogging about study tips, ways to have fun on campus, and all the details of a full-time medical student. I love talking with people, so if you have any questions please email me at belindasmith@student.nuhs.edu.