Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Randoms. Just randoms.

Nothing coherent, only a bunch of junk tonight.

First, this post over at Loralee's Looney Tunes made me laugh out loud this morning when I read it (in my bed, on my Google Reader, on my iPhone--my daily blog reading wake-up ritual.) I can't bear to type the post title here, but let's just say that I agree with everything she said. Topic? The cringe-worthy Twilight Series.

Second, thanks to my bud Annemarie over at Brunch at Saks who continues to be a blog inspiration to me.  And a twitter inspiration.  And basically an everything inspiration.  She gave me such a lovely shout out on her blog today and I thank her.  She's a former student and I'm so proud that I played even a teeny part in her education--she's turned into quite the classy broad.  :)

(As Addie would say,) Next, I had one of the fastest runs of my life this afternoon.  Four miles at about a 10:30 pace.  WHAT?!?!?! Who cares, I was spee-dee.  To put this in perspective, my normal pace lives right on the street between 12:00 and 12:30.  Today I left the iPod at home, so no Majel in my ear telling me my pace, no music, no nuthin'.  My blister did come off again (this is getting old, people) but I felt really good.  I've been reading some books by John "the Penguin" Bingham that E's Aunt Mar loaned me.  I think what helped me a lot was that he talks about listening to your body--I was trying to maintain a pace where I couldn't hear my breathing, so I'd slow down a bit every time I could.  I ended up being much more comfortable than I was on my last run.  I felt great.  Socks worked well, but at mile 3.5 I lost my foot skin.  I think it's just going to take time to heal.

I also have a new reader, Allison, and she gave me an award!  Woohoo!  Allison found me through Travelin' Oma, of whose School Days I am an official dropout.  I started getting too sad when the weekly travel posts would come around since my chances at travel are currently nil.  I have high hopes that I'll return to Oma and her lovely assignments once I get my schizz together, but that isn't happening this week.  Check out Allison's blog.  Part of the award is to list some things about yourself... I did that in this post where I discussed Why PE Screwed Me Up.  Thanks to Allison and it's nice to meet ya.

Tomorrow I have a marathon day--minimum day teaching, two workshops (one I'm teaching) and a meeting I am dreading like nobody's business.  I hate confrontation.  Hate, hate, hate.

But real life is great today.  I love that I have time with the kids after school and time with E and time to run and eat and sleep at night.  Awesome.  Oooh--and I started following GreatestQuotes on twitter, which is providing me with lots of choices for my quote of the day in English.  For example:

"They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel." - Carl W. Buechner

Take care,

HP




1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the shout out as well :) Congrats on the great run! Oh and I love that quote at the end. Heading to twitter right now to follow them as well :)

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