A typical Monday at Cornell University, Spring 2011.
- Walk to the Noyes gym and back. 0.58 miles
- Walk to Olin Hall for Algorithms. 0.49 miles
- Walk to Lincoln to study. 0.41 miles
- Walk to Noyes Lodge on North Campus for German. 0.24 miles
- Walk to Williard Straight Hall for lunch. 0.51 miles
- Walk to Duffield to study. 0.3 miles
- Walk to Bartels for Track club. 0.14 miles
- Finally walk back to Von Cramm. 0.63 miles
= 3.3 miles walked total
- Weight of backpack: 22 lb
- My weight: 125.5 lb
- My backpack weighs 17.5% as much as I do
- Recommended weight of backpack ranges from 10% (12.5 lb) to 20% (25 lb). Sometimes I weigh as low as 114 lb, which means I am really cutting it close haha.
Data gathered using mapmyrun.com. I’d love to see something similar from students at Cornell or other colleges small and large alike. Elevation data would be great, too!
High school seniors looking for a tie-breaker between colleges this coming spring might consider the compactness of the campus, factoring in hills and whether the campus is bike-able (with weather and elevation). Cornell is hilly and biking in the winter can be difficult.
Today I had one of those days. This morning I woke up, brushed my hair, made my bed, and then, still slightly sleepy but by no means exhausted, I looked out my window. It was overcast and slightly gloomy looking outside, a typical November day in upstate New York. “Wow,” I thought to myself. “The weather today is great. It’s so great, in fact, that all I want to do right now is curl up in bed with my boyfriend’s t-shirt and doze off again instead of facing the world.” So in my moment of weakness, that’s exactly what I did. I wasn’t even that sleepy.