I Hate Physics

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Whew!  What a day.  I feel like I did 1 million things today!


I worked about 6 hours at my full-time job (should be done by Wednesday), plus another 4 of blogging/writing the book, and then I drove about 30 minutes to the community college for Physics class.


I always sit in the back or along the side of classrooms because I feel awkward in the front.   I’ve met a few nice people through community college, but it’s hard to chat at night school when everyone is rushed.


After class, I went to Physics lab.


I hate Physics. A lot.  I definitely will not use vector analysis during Physical Therapy (or at least I don’t think I will).  The lab sucked up about 2 hours of my time!  Gah!


Now I’m back at home, cramming for an Anatomy test on the arteries and veins.  I like Anatomy so much more — I feel like I can relate to a subject more when it’s right in front of me.  Physics is too abstract.


Here are my eats from the afternoon and evening:


Snacks included granola and yogurt:


Crackers and hummus:




Dinner was fast and different!  The star was this Israeli Cous Cous from Costco:


The tub says it can be eaten hot or cold, but tonight I tried it cold with kidney beans and a salad:


Gotta go study and quiz the Husband for a test he has tomorrow!  How much information can we cram into our brains in an extremely short amount of time?  Hmmm….


Do you excel at math and sciences?  I’m terrible at math, but I like Biology and Anatomy.



  • Terauh September 28, 2009, 6:01 pm

    I was always terrible at math. I avoided taking certain math courses the past two years I've been in college. I'm now so far into my degree program I have no choice.

  • Jordon September 28, 2009, 6:06 pm

    I'm taking physics right now too, also as a pre req for PT school. And I HATE it. I've never hated a class so much before! I just don't think I'll ever use this kind of thing as a PT. We just did that lab a few weeks ago too, with the same pulley/scale system. Vector analysis… and I can't believe I have another semester of this stuff!! Glad to hear you like anatomy. I loved that class too. I hope physics goes better for you than it is for me!

  • Food Makes Fun Fuel September 28, 2009, 6:09 pm

    I'm very good at math, but have always despised the sciences. Labs were the worst. Period. I couldn't keep attention on crazy equations for 3 hours straight if you payed me. It's a good thing you came clean about the night classes so now we can all despise school together, haha

  • Laura@FindingAHealthyBalance September 28, 2009, 6:10 pm

    I hated math in college. It took me forever to absorb. Funny, thing is I deal with a ton of accounting in my job but never use any of the math skills I learned in school. I loved science though. =O Laura

  • Jolene - EverydayFoodie September 28, 2009, 6:11 pm

    I have never taken physics – but I can imagine I would probably hate it too 🙂 I am not a big science lover, but I have recently found a new appreciation for math (a subject I had always hated growing up). It isn't as bad as I thought it was.

    Tell hubby good luck on his test!

  • Emily September 28, 2009, 6:11 pm

    I always hated math and excelled in all of the sciences! I love science!

  • Niki September 28, 2009, 6:11 pm

    I hate hate HATE math! I was going to avoid taking any math during undergrad until I decided to apply to PT school and had to take an advanced algebra class and statistics. Sick. Like you, I am more of an anatomy and phys girl, and I really liked organic chemistry.

    P.S. I'm pretty sure the only thing physics-related I needed to know for PT school was about levers (lever arms, forces, etc.) for kinesiology.

  • Rosey Rebecca September 28, 2009, 6:11 pm

    My boyfriend double majors in computer science and physics! He loves it! When he tries to talk to me about it, I have no idea what he's talking about.

  • Lizzy September 28, 2009, 6:13 pm

    I've been bad at math my entire life! For some reason i can't grasp onto it!

    Good luck with your studying, your gonna do awesome! 🙂

    O an way to get those veggies in today! 🙂 so proud

  • Nicole September 28, 2009, 6:15 pm

    I am awful at math and science, but I have always excelled more in english and the arts. I am pretty good at solving algebra equations though!! Haha.

    I like that you're posting about school now, a lot of us can relate to that!

  • Taylor September 28, 2009, 6:15 pm

    Ugh I'm with ya!! Physics was KILLER. While anatomy was difficult, it was much more interesting. I've seen that couscous at Costco but didn't pick it up. Delicious?

  • brandi September 28, 2009, 6:16 pm

    what a busy day!

    I've always loved sciences but am HORRIBLE at math.

    I use the calculator on my cell phone to figure out sale prices when I'm shopping 🙂

  • Leah @ L4L September 28, 2009, 6:17 pm

    I majored in Biology in college and did okay. I love learning about sciences but they are tough so I didn't get the best grades. I did really well in all of my liberal arts classes though. Really well. All A's. Sometimes I wish, no, all the time I wish I could go back and change my major.

  • kasondra September 28, 2009, 6:17 pm

    i love science. i'm good at math when i practice. i would love to be a math wizz. however, since i don't use it a lot i loose it! I would also like to be better at spelling. i accell at creativity though!!

  • Kristin - running songs September 28, 2009, 6:19 pm

    I'm a fan of the rocks. And in order to be a professional rock star, you need to take alllllllll of the sciences. But the ones about the rocks, I have to say, were definitely the best.

  • Megan @ Megzz Wins At Life September 28, 2009, 6:19 pm

    I am horrible at math and science's… I always wanted to be a math teacher but knew I could not do it.. Now that I want to go back and be a nurse, I know it is a lot of math and science but I know if I work hard I can do it.

  • Jillian September 28, 2009, 6:20 pm

    Are the kidney beans raw? Either way, it looks like a delicious dinner!

  • Liz September 28, 2009, 6:21 pm

    So much math hating going on! 🙁

    I love math and physics, good thing because my degree is in engineering. For me, the idea of doing a creative writing degree, as you did Caitlin, sounds absolutely horrible! Good thing there is something out there for everyone's interests!

  • Allison September 28, 2009, 6:22 pm

    I am really good at math and chemistry and biology… but that could be why I'm a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major! I loved general physics, but I think if I had to take upper level physics courses I would hate it. But to me it's completely satisfying to do an entire page of calculations and finally get the right answer!

  • VeggieGirl September 28, 2009, 6:24 pm

    I haven't taken math or science classes since senior year of high school – I'm purposely putting off those courses in college until my last semester of senior year, haha! 😀

  • Lynne September 28, 2009, 6:25 pm

    I'm a chemist, so I'm pretty good at science, but Physics sucked. It was the one class in college I hated.

  • cookinfanatic September 28, 2009, 6:25 pm

    I love math and have always been accelerated in the area… and then I became a CPA passing the exam my first time…. uber math nerd over here! I like concrete information based on fact more than subjectivity… just my preference!

  • Elizabeth September 28, 2009, 6:26 pm

    It makes me sad to see so many people who hate physics and math! I love that the laws of physics describe how the world works. Plus, I guarantee it will improve your problem solving skills. I'm getting my PhD right now and am working on improving MRIs using physics – we're helping doctors and PTs make better diagnoses 🙂

  • Matt September 28, 2009, 6:26 pm

    I prefer science; I am terrible at math. I am taking a Geology class right now that I am really enjoying!

  • Katie September 28, 2009, 6:27 pm

    I am taking the fun course of cloud physics, much better than the actual mechanics. I took so much math and science and I am not done yet. I am getting my masters in Meteorology

  • Meganerd September 28, 2009, 6:28 pm

    I heart physics. It was my favorite class actually! LOL. 😀 Let me know if you need help, seriously.

  • Britt September 28, 2009, 6:31 pm

    I don't envy you!

    I did well for the most part with science and math, I majored in biology…… however organic chemistry was HORRIBLE!!! I swear the professor got delight in how many people failed his lab exams. I survived some how though.

  • angieinatlanta September 28, 2009, 6:36 pm

    I love that you can finally be honest with what you're doing weeknights! I always wondered about your night job…

    I am TERRIBLE at math; that's probably why I'm an English teacher!

  • Joelle (The Pancake Girl) September 28, 2009, 6:39 pm

    OH MAN, I do not envy you. I hate science.. i'm not particularly fond of math either, but I'm good at it. I'm more a humanities kind of person.

  • Internal Peace September 28, 2009, 6:39 pm

    I'm not really good at either. I'm probably more of a science person though, but biological sciences (like anatomy, etc) rather than physics!

    You seriously amaze me every time you post! With all your energy and spunk! I adore you and and your blog! 🙂

  • Allison (Balance in Bites) September 28, 2009, 6:39 pm

    I'm much better at writing and psychology, etc, rather than math or physics =P

  • greensandjeans September 28, 2009, 6:42 pm

    I am a huge math/science nerd, which led to me being a human biology major in college! I like how so many of the answers are neat and tidy.

  • Glo September 28, 2009, 6:53 pm

    Mmmm math and science. Physics is my life.. literally. I had no idea when I was in engineering school that I would use calculus and physics every single day at my job… and I love it 🙂 I know – HUGE nerd!

    Good luck with the physics. I'd offer to help if I wasn't 2 hrs away!

  • karlaok September 28, 2009, 7:09 pm

    This is my first time ever commenting on your blog but I finally decided I should do so 🙂

    Math is definitely not my strong point. I'm doing a Master's of City and Regional Planning (haha what you're leaving now!) and I'm hating my Stats course, but we all have to take classes we don't enjoy 🙂

    Good luck with physics!

  • Nikky September 28, 2009, 7:11 pm

    I'm sure I would be horrible at physics, and I HATE math. However, I've found I pick it up very quickly, and tend to spend my math classes narrating to myself how much easier it would be on other students if the prof explained it another way. So despite my hatred, I'm going to school for teaching and may just end up with a math minor. I don't want to teach a class that students hate though!!

  • Michaela September 28, 2009, 7:16 pm

    I hate to break it to you, but vectors will come back to haunt you in PT school. I just took a test over them. It's no where near in depth as you get in a regular physics class, but you have to understand the basic concepts. Keep on chugging along! You can do it!

  • skinnyrunner September 28, 2009, 7:17 pm

    im horrible at both, completely horrible. just reading words like "physics" gives me shivers. yuck.

  • Whitney@whitsgettingfit September 28, 2009, 7:25 pm

    I hate math and science, although I am a bit better in the math department than the science one.

    I prefer writing and English classes any day. I am just a reader/writer, I guess. No scientist here.

  • emily September 28, 2009, 7:46 pm

    I have no aptitude for math or science but I love it and think it's fascinating! I'm taking Chemistry right now and I'm not sure how I feel about it 🙂

  • Claire September 28, 2009, 7:48 pm

    I love math! Anything RULES based is my thing. My dad is a physics professor and, one night early in their marriage he woke up and sat straight up in bed. My mom asked him what was wrong and he just said "Physics, physics, I LOVE PHYSICS!" HA! I see that you are the opposite. 🙂

  • Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) September 28, 2009, 8:12 pm

    Love science but SUCK at math. I hate it!!!!

  • BroccoliHut September 28, 2009, 8:21 pm

    I'm with you–math is SO not my thing, but I like sciences. I really enjoyed anatomy class too–have you studied the muscles yet? It's really challenging, but it was really applicable to running/exercise.

  • Liz September 28, 2009, 8:25 pm

    I took human anatomy and really loved it. It was a lot of memory stuff, but I found the human body to be so interesting. We are amazingly made machines. Math is ehh, but I suprisingly got an A last semester. Go figure! Keep on keepin on, I really admire the fact you are able to juggle so much in your life!

  • Chris and Amy September 28, 2009, 8:30 pm

    I liked math until I hit calculus and then I lost the plot.

    I love all sciences except chemistry. Biological Sciences are my favorite – I majored in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation with a minor in Zoology and then a Master's in Fisheries. Basically, anything that gets me outside makes me happy.

  • Brittany September 28, 2009, 8:47 pm

    I was good with math through pre-calc but after that I had no idea what I was doing! I love chemistry, have a dislike for biology, and am dreading physics next year!

  • Amber (Girl with the red hair) September 28, 2009, 9:20 pm

    I'm TERRIBLE at math and science, which is why I'm a journalism major!

  • littlemissminny September 28, 2009, 9:41 pm

    I hate physics. When I had it in uni, it was so stressful to go to the lab, take all the crap from the professors…ugh. Thank god I passed it. I like biology, chemistry, anatomy of course. I also liked math, but it's past tense 😀

  • Deb (Smoothie Girl Eats Too) September 28, 2009, 10:03 pm

    I loved science but hated physics. Until I started calorie counting I was terrible at math. Now I'm like Rain man! 😀 Guess that's why I hated physics too! Bah!

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  • Paige (Running Around Normal) September 29, 2009, 5:39 am

    I can’t imagine physics would be any fun. I’m taking chemistry next semester, and I’m not looking forward to that either.
    I need to find a travel cous cous cup! That’s awesome! No Costco here, but maybe Sam’s will have them.

  • Sascha September 29, 2009, 5:41 am

    Hi Caitlin,

    I love your website. Thanks to you I started to run again (I used to be an unmotivated runner, and when I injured my knee I stopped but never tried it again. ) and excersice more often. It feels perfect, and my body it thanking me for this. I have so much more energy and feel much happier about myself.

    I’m studying medicine and therefore have a lot of math/sciences/biology etc. I love to do that, and I’m also good at it. But I understand why you love anatomy much more then physics. But some basic physical knowledge is important to understand some of the physiology concepts you will need for your future job.

    Good luck with everything, and I wish you the best!

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  • RhodeyGirl September 29, 2009, 5:44 am

    where are your recipes now?

    • Caitlin September 29, 2009, 6:39 am

      I’m working on it 🙂

  • Aynsely - WrenLife September 29, 2009, 5:51 am

    Your new website/blog format looks great! I finished my first half-marathon on Saturday and loved it! You blog has been a great resource for me and I can’t wait to read your book 🙂

    I work from home, self-employed as a marketing consultant so it takes a bit of getting used to…but you’ll be great at it!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is September 29, 2009, 5:54 am

    Loving the new website format. 🙂

  • jen trinque September 29, 2009, 6:05 am

    Love the new site!

    I liked math and science in school but haven’t tried my hand at either in years! (Unless you count balancing my check book) I loved earth science the most, not so much chemistry or biology, and I liked geometry, too. Good luck getting it all done!

  • Emily September 29, 2009, 6:16 am

    Physics was the one class in high school I didn’t get. I’ve avoided it like the plague ever since.

    That Israeli couscous reminds me of something I made a few weeks ago. So good! If you’re interested, http://www.relishments.com/blog/2009/08/barbecue-hit-giadas-mediterranean-salad/

  • Lynne September 29, 2009, 6:16 am

    The new format looks great. Good luck with everything, Caitlin.
    I hated maths and science at school – am definitely a humanities girl! 🙂

  • Jac September 29, 2009, 6:31 am

    great new look with your blog.. i love math, any math, add math, specialist math.. i never liked science..

  • Rose September 29, 2009, 6:38 am

    Love the new blog look!

    I HATE HATE HATE math.

    Hate it.


  • Ava September 29, 2009, 6:38 am

    Yuck… Totally taking the same physics class and lab (up in NY though). If you need any extra help with physics problems I found a website that really helps and has step by step solutions. If you’re class is anything like mine.. the teacher pretty much doesn’t teach and just stands in front of the board blocking his notes anyway.. GAH! Anyways the website is called Cramster.com.. you just sign up for a free account and search for the 8th edition of the cutnell book. Hope it helps!

  • Danielle September 29, 2009, 7:28 am

    I was always better in science then at math, I hated math.
    I can’t believe how much you cram into one day!

  • Julie @savvyeats September 29, 2009, 8:47 am

    I hate physics! Chem is fine, but physics? Yuck.

  • Bree September 29, 2009, 8:54 am

    Ugggh, I hate physics too! I loved sciences like bio-chem and biology though. Physics is way too math intensive for me. Good thing I married a math teacher 🙂

  • Krista September 29, 2009, 9:46 am

    I actually teach biology, and I love it! I took an A&P class this summer as a pre-req to a degree that I plan on starting, and really enjoyed that as well. Its fun learning all about the body because its so applicable!

  • Lee September 29, 2009, 10:01 am

    My brother is majoring in physics. I have tried to ask him about it and I don’t understand a single thing he’s saying. I am more of a reading/writing/art girl myself.

  • Kate September 29, 2009, 10:57 am

    I havent had to take physics yet, it looks sticky! Anatomy I and II were a breeze and fun!! g’luck

  • Jenna September 29, 2009, 11:24 am

    love the new blos set up!!!

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  • EatingRD September 29, 2009, 1:41 pm

    Love the new site!!!! so glad I can see it 🙂 I’m glad I didn’t have to take physics b/c that would have been terrible. I do enjoy the sciences though 🙂 Busy girl, stay sane!!

  • Morgan @ Life After Bagels September 29, 2009, 8:53 pm

    I’m so glad you can write about school now. It always makes me feel better when someone is struggling though their school work as I am. Don’t you find it weird being a student as an adult? I know it’s good for me, but I procrastinate and pout like I did when I was 18.

    • Caitlin September 30, 2009, 4:14 am

      yes i feel like the oldest person there! even though i know i’m not! my lab partner freaked out when she realized i was 7 years older than her 🙁

  • Ilene September 29, 2009, 9:50 pm

    Oh my gosh, we are so alike! I HATE Physics (though Chemistry is vying for the top spot right now) but LOVE Biology!!

  • Teresa September 29, 2009, 11:47 pm

    I’ve been reading your blog for awhile and this is my first comment. (I’m silly and feel like I need to “introduce” myself, hehe).

    I am terrible at math! I hate it, it bores me and I just have trouble focusing on it. I would never have guessed that physics is a requirement for becoming a physical therapist. That sounds so daunting to me!

    I’m not too bad with science, in general. It really depends on which science and the instructor and my mood whether I take it in and retain information or not.

    I really enjoy your blog! When I need motivation and/or inspiration I always come here to see what you’ve been up to.

    • Caitlin September 30, 2009, 4:14 am

      hi teresa! 🙂 nice to meet you! 🙂

  • Elina September 30, 2009, 2:43 pm

    I’m the exact opposite – I’m great at math and just can’t stand bio or science in general. I actually for a minute in college was going to major in exercise science until I realized how much science that required. Nope, not for me. Finance is better 🙂
    If you have a minute, check out my cookie mix giveaway. Cookies may make studying a little easier 😀

  • Michelle October 1, 2009, 6:59 pm

    hahah Caitlin you’re so cute!! I am not good at math either, but I looove bio and anatomy! Hopefully I’ll get into dental school and make use of this interest of mine instead of work in finance, which is STRANGE since i am not a fan of math. hahaha

    I loved your last post on “workouts” to do at your desk, especially the one when you did the push ups!! I can imagine myself taking a break at work and doing lunges in my cubicle. hehehe

  • Simply Life October 3, 2009, 1:21 pm

    Way to go! I know studying is not always easy (or a lot of other things we do) but SO worth it in the end!

  • Teresa October 14, 2009, 12:16 pm

    Miss you girl and yes I would NOT like that class. Hope all is well and your just super duper busy, cause I am missing your blogs.

  • RunToTheFinish November 11, 2009, 10:11 am

    Hey Caitlin! Wanted to make sure all your POTM contestants know about the fun challenge I am doing again this year which starts right after POTM. It was a good way to embrace some cross training and get us all through the crazy holidays

  • Jaclyn September 19, 2010, 2:10 am

    Wow I just somehow came across a link to this post… crazy how your life has changed in a year! Yuck, I would/do hate physics too… not for everyone *us included!*

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