Sunday, August 14, 2011

Trying to get the hang of this

Hey there! I'm trying to get the hang of this blogging thing. I'm not good at updating every day. Hopefully I'll get better!

Well, the school year has begun and this year is going to be very different from last year and maybe not in a good way. I'm not sure yet. My students are very different from last year's students and require a little more direction. But I'm sure it will be a great year.

On the running front, I ran 1.5 miles on Wednesday and I'm getting ready to run right now as soon as I finish watching Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1. I know...I know...I'm like the last one to see it. That's ok though:)

Tonight Hannah and I are going to see Bye Bye Birdie at the Muny. I'm excited and hoping it brings back some great high school memories. I played Rose Alvarez in my high school's rendition and I have already warned Hannah that I know every word:) I'm sure I will annoy someone tonight, but hopefully I can keep my singing to myself. We love you Conrad. Oh yes we dooooo!!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Start your engines....

Tomorrow is the first day of school and I'm ready! We had "Meet the Teacher" night last night and I got to meet my students and parents. I think that this year is going to be a great year. I have some definitely quirky kids and I think we will be laughing all the time. I'm excited:)

I did get to run on Monday OUTSIDE! The weather is a little cooler this week and I got to run outside. I ran 1.5 miles, but I didn't keep track of time. I'm going to go run again tonight and I'll be sure to take the stopwatch!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Summer has come and gone

Hey Everyone! Man, this first week back has been crazy! I have been sitting in meeting for the last 4 days learning new IEP programs and the annual "Go Get 'Em" meeting from the district. Thank goodness for the weekend before meetings again on Monday and Tuesday.

As for the rest of my life this week, I have enjoyed every moment! Wednesday night was communion service at my church. It was a phenomenal service. Just singing and worshipping about how much God loves us and letting that sink in is sometimes overwhelming.

Thursday night Emily and I met up for dinner because Cynthia had to work late:( We went to Stir Crazy and I my food was great and I'm still eating it!

Last night I totally chilled out on the couch and caught up on my mindless tv shows from the week. This morning I got up and ran 1.5 miles on the treadmill in 25:59. I'm pretty proud of myself. I increased my pace a little and also ran for the first 10 minutes. After that I did a run 4 minutes/walk 2 minutes for the rest of the time.

I'm hoping to continue with the maintenance plan that Kristen from Fleet Feet sent out. The hardest part will be fitting this into my school year. I'm definitely not a morning person, but I run the best in the morning. We shall see how this works!

For the rest of today I'm going to go back to school shopping during Missouri's tax free weekend! Then, I'm meeting up with Alicia and Amy tonight for a girls' night out. Here's to a great Saturday!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Pictures as Promised

Here are a few pictures from my 5K.

This is my Fleet Feet No Boundaries running group. I highly recommend this program when training for a race. It was great for new runners.

I crossed the finish line and not last!!

My friend Beth ran the race with me and my friend Emily cheered me on and volunteered. Couldn't have done it without them and my family.

It's a hot one

Hello August...ugh. I never look forward to August. It means back to school, but I'm optimistic about this year. Today I met Beth for lunch at Dickey's BBQ. Very good.

I went to work in my classroom and just unpack some boxes today. Saw a few of my coworkers doing the same thing. Came back to the apartment and ran on the treadmill for a mile. It took me 17:39. Not too shabby for me. The next goal is to run the whole mile without walking.

Sand volleyball game tonight and then relaxing on the couch with the Bachelorette finale. I hope she picks Ben, but I'm thinking she picks J.P. We shall see.