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The Kimball Marathon

May 18th, 2011 cmcurr11

One of the items on the campus bucket list is the famed “Kimball Challenge,” which involves staying and studying in Kimball for the entire day – 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. Well, there’s a version of this challenge specifically for Kimball captains – the Kimball Marathon. The challenge? Show up at 6:45 a.m. and work until 9:00 p.m. – a daunting total of 14 hours.  Well, yesterday, Alyssa, Andrew, and I joined the ranks of the very few captains who have achieved this mark of distinction (insanity?).

This was only after Breakfast (6:45-10:15). We were still determined to last.

And the insanity begins to become evident…

Andrew working hard at the break station.

This was after second lunch (12:15-3:00).

Midway through the Midday shift (3-6). This was the killer shift. Ugh, we both wanted to leave during this shift.


And this was us at 8:30.

Yes, Alyssa, Andrew, and I lasted until 9:00 p.m. It was also the last time that I’ll work in Kimball – ever. It’s a rather weird feeling – I’ve been working at Kimball since classes began my freshman year. There were times that it wasn’t glamorous (it’s a dining hall), and there were times that I wish I didn’t have a job. Yet, I’m glad that I stuck with it. Most importantly, the people that I met through Kimball were fantastic. And, of course, the paycheck at the end of the week wasn’t too bad, either… Cheers, Kimball! It’s been great.

One Response to “The Kimball Marathon”

  1. Dad says:

    You have had a tremendous career there, be it academics (I mention that first), ballroom, Liturgical ministry, Kimball, admissions, blog, and probably a few others I left out. You really listened to our advice and “took in your entire college experience”. And I think it is safe to say you got out of it exactly what you put into it: A LOT!! We’re very proud you and your accomplishments whilst at Holy Cross. I just wish I could upload photos to this blog or else I would paste the picure of you with your mouth open when you were a year old. There is an amazing resemblance to the second photo posted here!!!!

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