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Morning musings

30 Sep

I set my alarm clock last night with every intention of getting up early and run the four miles I missed the other day.  (Since I am supposed to be on some type of training program)Well I didn’t get up quite as early as I wanted to, but still early enough to run two miles.

A few things I noticed on my run:

Anything lying in the street on the sidewalk or in the grass looks like a dead body.

Spiders are scary

It’s easier to run in the dark than the daylight, because you can’t see where you are going.  Therefore, you don’t know how far you have to go.

Bunnies are scary.  I saw the same bunny twice and both times, screamed a little.  I swear the bunny looked like this…

Really it did!

Running in the dark/early morning is kind of calming since no one else is awake to bother you.




19 Sep

Hey, it’s Monday!  Are you not excited??

This weekend was really dreary and cold.  It pretty much rained for 75% of the weekend…and was cold.  At least cold for Virginia Beach, read 60’s all weekend. 

On Sunday, I did a long run.  I just wrote walk, but I so did not walk.  I ran 6 miles on Sunday.  I was proud of self since I only took a couple of short walk breaks.  Woooo, go me!

School News

We had a “birthday celebration” today right before sending the kids to P.E.  All this really means is that the kids got a cupcake.  When the birthday girl asked the classroom teacher if she wanted a cupcake, the teacher said she was full. 

I overheard a student say, “Full!  I’m a bottomless pit!”  How true.

Fauxsome Friday

16 Sep

Get it, faux awesome Friday?  Faux meaning fake, fake awesome?   No, ah well.  It’s not really a faux awesome Friday, it’s the night that’s less than stellar.

This is what I’ve been doing the past 2 1/2 hrs…

There was no sleeping during studying…I swear.  I have to take a very important test tomorrow.  This test dictates whether or not I get to graduate in December and get my Reading Masters.  Sooo, it’s kinda important.  I’d rather pass it on the first try, so studying was in order.

Also today was speed training.  10 minute 1/2 miles…not a whole lot of fun.  It’s fun for about a split second when you feel like you could just keep going at that speed.  Then your legs remind you that you, in fact, are not a Kenyan and need to slow your butt down.  Or you get passed by an even faster runner, that’s always fun. 

I did, however, get Chipotle for dinner.  That was not fake awesome.  It truly was for real awesome. 

School news

I had a first grader tell me today (during play doh time) that chicken nuggets give you nutrition. True!  I agree!

Then he proceeded to tell me that some food is garbage.  Also true!  Then told me you can take food out of the garbage, wash it off, and eat it.  Hmmm, not true.  He was totally on board with this logic.  I am not.

So how are you today?

14 Sep

I swear the girl washing my hair today asked me that at least five times…before washing my hair. 

I mean seriously, c’mon Ten Second Tom!

So after my haircut, I did a 3 mile run.  I so totally didn’t want to do it since I had just got my hair did.  Just imagine I looked like this…

Yup, just like Jennifer Aniston…in heels.  Whatevs, haters.

All this running is for a reason…the Wicked 10K.  Over the weekend I got a pair of “tattoo sleeves.”  Don’t worry mom, I did not get a sleeve on either arm.  Rather, they are just mesh sleeves you can take on and off.  I figure this will work well for whom ever is decided to be “rock” in our trio of rock, paper, scissors.

This week is flying by in teacher land. Kinda crazy.  The kids are good…they seem calmer this year than last.  We’ll see what happens as we progress.  I’m excited to teach the little guys!

99 problems

10 Sep

and the iPod dying is one.  Jay Z didn’t mention that one…did he?

Fair warning, there are “dirty” words in this song (if you didn’t know) and also this isn’t Jay Z’s version.

So…yeah.  I ran yesterday: easy 2 miler and the iPod died even though it had plenty of battery, so I thought , when I started.  No biggie, I was almost done anyway.  But you bettah believe I still kept my earphones in.  I don’t want to actually talk to people while I run..who does that!?

After my run, Bond apparently mistook the sweaty, matted hair for Capt. Jack Sparrow and decided to nuzzle my neck and act like a parrot…

Don’t mind the crazy hair and look of pain/surprise…really don’t mind it.

Today I did another run.  Here’s the deal:

Osmanthus Trail – 3.1 miles

After  that I kept going onto Bald Cypress Trail – 1.5 miles

That equals 4.6 miles…if you’re counting…and I am.  I’m not exactly on track with what the training said I should do, but at least I’m running…right? 

After all that running, I deserve a reward.  That reward would be, Starbucks.

That’d be a Iced Soy Latte and Protein Bistro Box.  The box was a nice surprise.  I ate everything except for the cheese (tasted like American cheese not cheddar) and grapes.  It was good! 

Welp, I’m going to spend the rest of my Saturday doing laundry.  Wooohooo!  Do I know how to have fun or what!?

A nice little Sunday

4 Sep

This is the way I like to spend my Sunday mornings…

Pretty darn good!

Before going to Starbucks, I ran at First Landing State Park.  Overall it was 3.5 milesish.  A good run, I felt much better on my way out than in.  I think I need to stretch more before I run because it takes a looooong time for my legs to warm up. 

Yesterday Leanne and I ran at Mt. Trashmore – 3 miles.

The agenda for the rest of the day?  Rest and relaxation…and maybe some shopping.  Gotta get those sales, right?

A big shout out to UofM who won their opener!  It was only 3 quarters due to the rain and lightning, but hey…they still won!


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