First Week at Eugene, Oregon.

by cgolfer

Hello green trees and trafficless roads.. that is what the beautiful town of Eugene, Oregon welcomes one with. The past week has been very chill and relaxing for my mind + body. The first day saw me visit the local mall and treat the credit card with a few swipes! I walked out with a few shopping bags and some new fine yellow nails (a muchly needed medi and pedi)!

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A woman needs to take care of herself right?

I am enjoying my stay here in Raffi’s house! Having my own room and a kitchen to cook in is absolutely amazing. Home cooked meals with a cupboard full of minor but necessary ingredients (like herbs or soy sauce) gives my dishes that extra spice. I’ve cooked a range of meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner – lots of smoothies and tofu 🙂 We’re trying to stay on track with healthy meals but definitely have indulged in a few sweet treats e.g. FROYO!


Soy & ginger marinated fish with sweet potato, corn & broccoli 


Stove top steel cut oatmeal with almond milk & stevia topped with a dollop of fage yogurt, berries & chia seeds..


Tofu & egg scramble, garbanzo bean & carrot salad, oven roasted onion, zucchini & brocoli mm


GOODMORNING SMOOTHIE :O – PB2, berries, frozen banana, almond milk & yogurt


Famous Sweet Life Patisserie – snickeroos cookie & chocolate pb gelatooo


Lebanese brown rice & chicken, tofu stir-fry and a side of cos lettuce!


YOGURT EXTREME (down the road from campus hehe) – to many goodies in that bowl..

On the golf side I have been practicing at two main golf facilities the team uses – Emerald Valley GC and Shadow Hills GC. They both have great ranges, chipping and putting greens that I can work my game on with. I played 9 holes at Shadow Hills and the course looked immaculate for the Summer! I have been working on a few swing feels and incorporating advice from sports psych, Neale Smith, into my long game practice. The short game is a working progress and for the next month I intend to broaden my chipping range and sink those 15-30 foot birdie putts!


Par 3 @ Shadow Hills Golf Course

I’ve been trying to keep active here going on a couple runs and making visits to the recreational centre on campus. It feels good to break a sweat and definitely releases a heap of endorphins yay 🙂 I also went to the Dexter Lake to lay by the water in the sun, it was a perfect 30 degree Summer day!!


A perfect day for a run!


Absolute BLISS

I have visited the campus a few times and today I finally got my student ID card – it’s official, studying at the University of Oregon 😀


It has been a great start to my time here at Oregon and there are many more memories to come. Over a week to go before the team takes a road trip to Idaho for a fun weekend away and a few more weeks before I meet my parents at Alaska for a cruise along the glaciers to Vancouver!

I shall make another post in a week’s time or so.

“Enjoy life and relax whenever you get the chance!”