Another great week for me! Ran 5 days for a total of 20.07 miles and did 2 virtual races for the Uncanceled Project.
I have my days when I can easily get up at 6:30 am and am ready to start the day. There are also days in which it is 8 am and I am feeling so tired and could stay in bed all day. I This week was a combo of both. I did three runs in the morning, 1 in the afternoon, and another one in the evening. have no idea how I am going to do it when I go back to the classroom in the Fall.
My run on Saturday felt so hard. I procrastinated and went out at 2pm . I was struggling in the first half mile of the run. The plan was to run 3.10 miles and then turn around to run another 3.10 miles for a total of 6.20. At 1.5 miles I wanted to quit but knew I still needed to keep running to get home. I decided to try a different route to get home. By the time I was almost home, I was at 4.23 miles. I asked myself “why quit now?” I kept on going but stayed close to home because I knew it was going to rain a lot. It did!!! And then it was sunny and warm again.
I got on the Peloton one day. I bought these gym towels to use and I like them. They’re the perfect size to cover the handlebars. I had ordered a different kind but that order never got delivered. After a few emails back and forth with the company, I decided to get my money back and go with Plan B.
The theme this week was Kindness. I am a kind person. I do kind things but don’t expect anything in return. We should all be kind no matter the situation. We don’t know what people are going through and sometimes all it takes is a smile, a compliment, or just being nice to others.
Last Sunday when I was coming home I stopped at Wendy’s. I paid for my meal and paid for the order in the car behind me. Did I have to do that? No, I wanted to. The cashier told me “That is a very nice thing you did”. I smiled at her and said “Thank You”. I felt good but more importantly I hoped the people behind me were happy, healthy, and enjoyed their meal.
My friend, Carolina, set up a GoFund Me page to raise money for the street cart vendors in Little Village. I grew up in Little Village. These vendors cannot go out there and sell like they used to. Like many people in this country, they have no income. When things get better, who knows if they will be able to sell again. I donated a couple hundred dollars to give to the vendors. I was inspired by my nephew. He donated his stimulus check because he said he did not need it. I was so proud of him when he said that. I used Zelle to send the money to Carolina and she told me it was too much money and that I didn’t have to do that. She was right. I didn’t but I wanted to. I told her that right now I am very lucky. I have a job, a house, and am healthy. There are other people in worse situations.
We have two weeks left of school. Seriously, school should be done this Friday and not the following Friday. Kids and teachers are burnt out and need a break. On Thursday I held my last Google Meets session with them. I would have one Monday-Thursday from 10am-1pm. I did tell them that I will still be there for them if they have questions or need help. As a way of saying goodbye to 2nd grade, I made a postcard. Here is what it says:
Your teacher misses you.
Hi! The school year is almost over. You did a good job in the classroom and I am very proud of you. Thank you for your help and your patience. I know these past few months were not easy but we did it. Remember that when we return the following year, you will be a 3rd grader. Never forget that you are very intelligent. Take care and I hope you visit me in the classroom when we return to school.
Linking up with Kim and Deborah for the Weekly Run Down.