Night Running

Recently as a result of the heat (about 90+ but no more than 98 F) I’ve taken to running on the school’s track at night and boy is it gorgeous!!! As I run I get to watch the sun go down and the breeze on the track, which is a rubberized running surface with a field at its center, is really cool and pleasant.Which brings me to the reason for my blog!! 😀

A portion of the track behind our the Head Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Coach Chris Bray

The track can be used by all members of the campus community, for whatever your purpose is, recently a new athletic sport on campus has began using the track as they are starting up Women’s and Men’s Cross Country teams in the Fall of 2013. If you  are interested in perhaps being recruited by one of our athletic teams I encourage you to check out our Athletics website where you will find a list of teams and information on how you can get started as an athlete at Embry Riddle. A visitor’s guide to Embry Riddle is also available for you to view if you are interested in coming to the University for a tour of our campus and meeting with a coach.

So whether you are extremely athletic or fi you just like to run for fun, feel free to join us and check out our athletic teams, we would love to have you here as an Embry Riddle Prescott Eagle!!

Diamondback’s game!

Opening day, the official start to the 162-game baseball season, made tons of fans happy as they watched their favorite teams play America’s favorite pastime game! For me, my favorite team is the Anaheim Angles (or to be politically correct, the Los Angeles Angels of Anahiem). However, I was not home to watch them play.

Instead, I went to watch the Arizona Diamondback’s play the San Francisco Giants on the second day of opening weekend! Embry-Riddle offers students fun activities to participate in throughout the year and the Dback’s game was one of them. It was only $5 to go! We took the university van’s down to Chase Field and had a blast! We got there an hour and a half early, so we had time to walk around the stadium.

The stadium with the roof closed before game time.

I made sure to get a bag of peanuts, because what is a baseball game without the peanuts! About 30 minutes before the start of the game they opened the movable roof! Here’s what the stadium looks like when it is open!

 I know I was wearing the wrong shirt for the day, but I was supporting the Angels as they were playing at the same time.

The ceremonial first pitch was thrown by Michael Oher, who is the guy the movie ‘The Blind Side’ is based off of! Anyways, the game was great and the Dback’s won 5 to 4! It was a lot of fun and I cannot wait until Riddle goes to another game!