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Marathon Monday Tips

Marathon Monday is just around the corner. It’s time for all Boston area schools to kick back, relax and have a Monday off in the sunshine knock on wood. With all the hoopla Lasell allows for this holiday tradition, it’s good to keep in mind how to survive through all the shenanigans. Here are important tips to follow:

HYDRATE: Not just the day of. Start drinking water the day before. Whether consuming alcohol or not, if the weather is as warm and sunny as last year, dehydration can hit easily. So consume some agua!

EAT: Getting caught up in the excitement and flow of the day can cause people to forget the most basic need. Food. Make sure to eat full, well-balanced meals to keep the energy up and prevent crashing. Complex carbs and protein in particular. 

KNOW: At all times, know where you are. Stay alert enough to be able to follow your gut. If something feels wrong, it probably is. Don’t take drinks that are just handed to you by someone that can’t be trusted 100%. Soda, alcohol, nothing. And never drink alcohol to the point where you are out of control or have the potential to black or brown out. 

BE SAFE: Just because the sun is out and the life is good doesn’t mean that it’s the best idea to tempt fate. Carry a condom. Its better to be safe than sorry and who knows who you’ll meet and what’ll happen. 

SLEEP: Make sure to get to bed at a reasonable hour. Though people usually pass out around three, make sure to get enough sleep so you won’t have professors throwing chalk at you because you fell asleep in the middle of class.

Whether you spend Marathon Monday lying in the sunshine soaking up the music blasting from North Quad or watching the runners pass by on Comm Ave, keep these tips in mind. It’s a day to enjoy the freedom of being a college student, but don’t let the fun of today turn to regret tomorrow. Take care of yourself, mind, body and soul.

Happy marathoning! 

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Haleigh West is an Honor's Student majoring in Fashion Design with a double minor in Environmental Studies and Studio Art. Her articles are centered around sexual awareness and relationship advice, with the occasional piece focusing on social justice from a feminist perspective. Outside of HerCampus, she runs Lasell's chapter of Active Minds, an organization dedicated to ending the stigma of mental illness on campus, and is an avid hiker who never stops exploring.As a self proclaimed "equalist" she is determined to live in a world where all are created equal. Free of sexism, free of racism, free of all stigma. A truly free world. 
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