Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Off the map

Ok....so....I've been one bad blogger :(

Sorry :(

After that race in FL I let myself take one of those "two-day breaks" that turns into a "two-week break." I managed to go for a 2.4 mile run the day before Thanksgiving with my sister. She's awesome! We passed on the Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day because we just had too much to get ready that morning. Oh well.

I have rediscovered the gym though! When I joined, I was all about the Saturday morning Yoga class. The instructor was fantastic! However, when they redid the schedule for the fall, that instructor was no longer scheduled for Saturday morning! Bummer! I finally brought myself to try her class last weekend. Love her! I even managed to squeeze in her class last night after school. I just have to remember to keep putting her class on my calendar :)

School is a whole other story right now. The stress level is through the roof! Yesterday, by 2:00, my shoulders were so tense that I couldn't lift my arms past my shoulders. I was trying to point up toward a map and explain something about the location of a Native American tribe, and I just couldn't do it! I made a student bring me a yard-stick. Ugh! I also heard a rumor that the superintendent had made her choice for our replacement principal. Hopefully we'll find that out tomorrow.

Christmas break is coming and I'm looking forward to some sleep and a massage....or two. Only 13 more days of school....

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Better than expected

Well.....that was amazing!

Unofficial time........29:55!

Ha! Can you believe it?!?!?

I'll give the "official" report when I get home and post photos.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

5k tomorrow

The race begins in 8 hours.....the party was beautiful, but boy am I tired. Tomorrow will most likely just be for fun. What a great way to close out my first year of running!!!

Paceful dreams :)

Sunday, November 7, 2010


So...Tuesday is my 1 year Blogiversary. Can you believe it? I'm rather impressed with myself. Never have I kept a diary for more than 6 sporadic months.

Some of my milestones since November 9th of last year (courtesy of Dailymile.com)

Miles run: 262.78 miles run.
Races run: 5
Longest distance: 13.1 miles (half-marathon folks!)
Fastest 5K time: 29:09
Blog entries: 151

Here are some interesting things I have done or have learned in my year of running:

- I can run outside in single-digit weather. Never though I could before.

- I received some gift certificates for magazine subscriptions for school in the spring. I used the majority of the money for Zoobooks, Boy's Life, Nat. Geo for Kids, etc. And then I used the rest for Runner's World! After I read them, I put them in a box on one of the bookshelves. My students are really interested in them.

- Every time I go to Target now, I cruise the sale racks for running clothes.

- I know I can do anything I set my mind to.

- I've lost weight! (probably the best part of this whole thing)

- I'm currently watching the NYC Marathon on TV. I never would have paid any attention before.

- I am part of a huge support network of bloggers who inspire others to run.

- I now know the locations of restrooms or "possible restrooms" on most of my running routes. Darn Brown Monster! Ugh!

- I own a Garmin! (well.....I'm borrowing it....but Husband has only used it twice since he got it. He's a spring and summer runner. I'm more hardcore than he is ;) )

- When we book vacations, I check websites to find out if there are races being run while we are there. The local Road Runners Club in Where-My-Aunt-Lives, Florida is bookmarked on my favorites list.

- My husband's extended family is contemplating running a 5K together next summer. (my idea by the way)

- I convinced my parents to sign up for the Mini-Marathon (2.62 miles) family race for the Cellcom Green Bay Marathon weekend. We'll walk it together the day before the half Ryan and I are running. But....I'm working on my dad. He just might run it if I have my way!

- I love this sport!

This weekend I'm going to add 3.1 more miles to my total and 1 more race for the year. We're traveling to Florida for my Aunt and Uncle's 40th anniversary. That's right 40 years! Can you believe it?! Congrats to them :) And they're pretty much the coolest people I know.

I am looking forward to another year of miles on my shoes. Here are some things you can look forward to:

- My second Half Marathon....Cellcom Green Bay in May.

- More runs with Husband and Bentley.

- More 5K's! Don't expect another one until March or April. Racing shuts down around here at this point in the year because of the cold.

- Running while preggo!.......I'm not pregnant, but I planning on be pregnant by September if goes according to plan....I will need advice on this one!

Stay with me on this amazing journey! I appreciate all your support! :)