School children. They make you say things you thought you would never utter…
“If you want to give Mrs. Gregory a hug, you have to use your hands.”
“You must park your car before entering the classroom.”
“Blow your nose with your nose not your mouth.”
In other news my GPS on Runkeeper had me walking a 12-13 minute mile. That is not possible. I am not a speed walker.
Happy Easter Saturday!
I am so excited that Spring Break is next week. I really, really needed it!
1) New shoes! My shoes have been on their last legs for the past month, I’m so glad I’ve got some new beauts to prepare for the Flying Pig.
2) Birthday’s. Both my dad and my brother have birthdays this week. Happy Birthday Andrew and Dad!
3) I’m sure you’ve seen the Walking Dead/Toy Story comparison floating around. If not, it is pretty crazy how the stories match up!
4) Last night at Good Friday mass the priest ended his homily with this little nugget to think about,
“Let us believe that our scars have become the best part of who we are.”
I really liked that. And we should accept our scars, however deep and make them a better part of us.
5) Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman) can break dance?
6) Last week MTV aired “retro” Real World. It made me a) realize how old I am and b) realize how much the Real World’s suck now. If you want to feel old like me, check out this slide show from Vulture ranking all the seasons.
“I was a boy scout once and a brownie, until some brat got scared!”
Anyway. I’m trying a couple of new to me apps to keep me on the straight and narrow of working out. I’ve been letting myself get into the groove of not working out and telling myself I’ll make up for it on another day. No bueno when you have a half marathon coming up in May.
Yesterday I downloaded Runkeeper and Gympact. I’ve seen both of these apps touted on other people’s blogs and thought I’d try ‘em out. I’m syncing the apps together to get the biggest bang for my buck.
Runkeeper keeps track of your mileage each day/week. You can set it for walking or running. With Runkeeper you can synch the data to Gympact. Gympact pays you money for working out. Pretty cool, right? You decide how many days you want to workout a week and how much you are willing to give up if you don’t work out. I set mine at 4 days a week with $5 deduction if I don’t work out.
If you work out for the days you say you will you get money! If you decide to be lazy and not do anything money goes away.
I think this will be a big motivator for me since I like to keep my money in my wallet.
Yeah, in opposite land…
No he doesn’t, but I did make up a workout to the Big Bang Theory…
Sheldon misunderstands sarcasm = 20 push ups
Comic book references = 30 donkey kicks
Bazinga = 10 jumping jacks
Everytime someone knocks at the door = 10 sit ups
Sheldon knocks on Penny’s door = 5 bicycles
Raj can’t talk to a girl = 10 crunches
Wolowitz says something sexually inappropriate = 30 second plank
“The gang” says Kripke = 10 bicep curls
Something is said about Sheldon and Amy either being intimate or not = 10 squats
During all the commercials I did stair steps. I just used the hearth to my fireplace.
For not being motivated to work out this helped and I got to watch The Big Bang Theory! Win win!
I watched a classroom for one of the first grade teachers today. When I walked in I was greeted by, “Who are you?!” Which was quickly followed by, “You’re pretty!”
Awww leave it to a six year old to make your day.
I ran a foggy 10K this morning in Newport News. The I Am 10K was at Newport News Park. Even though it was foggy, it really was the perfect weather for a race, nice and cool.
This was the first year for the race, but I was impressed with how smoothly it went. They had water stops (sometimes forgotten the first go around), and even some race encouragement on the course. I had to little things that could have been better. The directions to the parking lot to park were a little confusing (if you were coming from the East the directions did not work) and the start times for the race seemed to keep changing. Little things that I’m sure will be fixed next year.
The I Am 10K is a trail race. Trail races are my favorite for two reasons…a) the scenery is always changing thus I don’t get bored and b) I just like to play in the mud!
I Am Fitness put on the race and had a very positive vibe for the race throughout. All the swag had a positive message and they even had positive notes on the mile markers. My favorite…
Mainly because…I was tired. I didn’t even read the Mile 6 sign because I knew that I only had .2 to go and I didn’t care anymore.
This was a really fun race and I would definitely do it again. I finished in 1:11, which is not to shabby for me!
The rest of the day calls for cupcake eating (which I already did and was delicious) and napping.
Hope your weekend is off to a great start!
It’s Thursday. Yep, that’s about it. Had an interesting substitute teacher for my gen ed teacher today. He observed me during my word study group. He then tried to get my word study group off task by asking them how they came up with their name. Not helping dude, not helping!
Three things I did today:
1)Got this deliciousness:
That would be broccoli, lettuce, baby bok choy, and kale. Not pictured are some turnips. I don’t exactly know what to do with the turnips, but I’ll figure something out.
2) Went for a four mile run. I’m at 8 miles for the week. This weekend I am going to run in the I Am 10K in Newport News. It’s a trail race that goes through part of the hiking and biking trails in Newport News. It’s the first year for the race, so we’ll see what happens.
3) Showed up to school at 7:00 AM. It was early, I would not suggest doing that everyday. As a result of showing up that early, I had waaaay to much coffee.
Tomorrow is Friday and that is very exciting!
…sad time of the year.
It’s the time of year when all the Christmas decorations come down. You know, you spent hours putting them all up, but for some reason it takes only minutes to take down.
What’s up with that?
True to my promise to reinstate yoga Monday, I did about a half hour yoga session today after I came home from school. Lemme tell ya, it felt soooo good.
Yesterday for dinner I made Buffalo Chicken French Bread Pizza’s! I love How Sweet It Is! She has great recipes and is funny to boot.
I had a student tell me today that the dead bug inside the school was because, “The wind took the bug inside the school and so it died.”
That’s the type of logic I like.
Okay off I go to hopefully? finish up some school work and catch up on the DVR. I see Fringe and Downton Abbey in my near future!