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I don’t remember the last time I was this tired.  Maybe the end of school?  Or this summer?  Well, this back to school tired is different.  Wednesday was the first day with the kids and I couldn’t wait to get home.  I skipped my runs this week because I didn’t want to get up earlier in the morning and I just wanted to go to bed at the end of the day.

Wednesday morning there were 16 kids in my roster.  There used to be 17 but one was transferred to an English room.  However, only 14 showed up.  Not bad.  Small class..I like it.  Friday morning there were 15 kids in my roster.  One student still hasn’t shown up (must still be on vacation)  🙂  so it was nice to again have 14 students in my class.  Of all of my years of teaching, I’ve never had ONLY 14 students in my room.  OK, maybe during the very cold weather but it was temporary.  Let’s see if next week that other student shows up.  Oh and I have 5 girls and the rest are boys.  I do have 2 that will make the year interesting.  

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I ran 5 miles on Monday and I wore pink.  Monday was an Institute Day full of meetings.  There was also an hour for parents to drop off supplies and to meet the teacher.  Only 1 student showed up which was kind of disappointing. 

Tuesday was another Institute Day but I stayed home with my mother.  I got a haircut and we did some errands.  My last haircut was in April and it felt good to cut off 2 inches.  It was a good day with her.

Thursday night I told myself that for sure I would run Friday morning and got my things ready.  The next morning I did get up and changed into my running clothes.  My stomach was not having it and I was in the bathroom a few more times than normal (for me).  And everything hurt too.  So I went back to bed…in my running clothes.

Saturday morning I woke up at 5am to do my long run but didn’t leave till 5:45.  A few extra times in the bathroom. 🙁  The sunrise was gorgeous!  The weather was wonderful and I felt good on my run.  I wanted to run 9 miles but I had to be back home so my sister could leave to do laundry while I stayed with my mother.  We don’t like to leave her alone for too long of a time.  I had to leave around 9 for a funeral and my sister got home a few minutes later.


I mentioned in a different post that after almost 19 years, I bought a new TV.  🙂  Finally joined the Smart TV Club.  I love it!  So many things to see.   Even Lola likes it.  My sister put a movie for cats and she was all into it.

This morning I struggled to run 3 miles.  A late night and too many tacos will do that to you.  🙂  Plus, Lola wanted to spend extra time with me so I got out a little later than I wanted to.


Overall August was a good month for running.  The goal was to enjoy my runs and not worry about pace.  I ended the month with 66.36 miles.  A little bit more than last month but still not one of my highest.

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How was your week?  What are you most excited for in September?

Linking up with Kim and Deborah for the Weekly Run Down.

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21 Comments on Weekly Run Down: What a week and I am T-I-R-E-D

  1. I’m sure the transition from summer vacay to being in school all day is a tough one. I wonder if you caught a bug?? Glad your mom had a good week!

  2. It’s got to be really hard to go back to work after a summer off. Not to mention it wasn’t really off, considering you’ve been helping your mother out.

    Hope you start to feel better soon!

  3. That sunrise pic is amazing! Bless you for being a teacher…I have total respect for you for all you do with all the kids (the good ones, and especially the not-so-good ones).

  4. I can imagine that the start of school is super tiring and stressful for you, especially getting back into that rigorous routine!

    Glad to hear that your mom had a good week 🙂

  5. My kids’ school had open house this past week. My daughter complained about going. I told her that I think it shows interest on the family’s behalf if we take time to meet the teachers. I also mentioned to her that the teachers are taking time out of their evening to hang out and meet us, so we should do it. I’m glad to see this reflected in what you said! Hope next week gets your schedule back in gear so you’re less tired.

    • I like that Open House is early in the school year but ours isn’t till September 25th. I rarely have a big turnout and it bothers me. I know many parents work during the day or evening but then at least they should make an effort to know their child’s teacher.

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