Hello there! I hope everyone is doing well. I am back running (well I never really stopped) and will continue since I got the OK from my doctor. He also runs so he understands me. 🙂
I began feeling better on Monday. I ran/walked with minimal pain. The rest of the week I kept the runs easy and “slow” for about 20-30 minutes. On Thursday I ran with no pain. I was very happy! My appointment was the next day and I debated on whether I should still go. What convinced me to go is that it was too late to cancel my appointment. My copayment is $30 and if I cancelled with less than 24 hours then I would incur a $25 fee. Might as well go and I am so glad I did!!
My doctor diagnosed me with strain of medial head of gastrocnemius and tibialis posterior and mild plantar fasciitis. He sent me a few YouTube videos of exercises/stretches to do. I also need to do calf stretches with hands against the wall every day and use Bengay/Icy Hot/Biofreeze on area of discomfort. Finally, he said to use the foam roller to roll out my calf and the bottom of my foot. I am glad it is nothing more serious!
I know July 4th is a special day but it is even more special day for my family. On that day in 1978 my mom, sister, and brother emigrated from Mexico (my father was already living here). Once in Chicago I remember being in a car and seeing the Sears Tower. I think I also remember being on Lake Shore Drive. I will always be grateful for my parents for bringing us to this country to have better opportunities. And we did!!
Saw this on my run last week. Cute!
I am done with Summer School. How did the time go by fast? I applied for another job (Jumpstart to Kindergarten) which starts July 26th but don’t know if I’ve been hired or not. Regardless, I turned on my Out of Office and will not respond to emails till August 23rd (the first day of school). I know I will still check my email and might respond to a few. I signed up for a few PD sessions to get ready for the new school.
One of the things I did to get ready for next year is I purchased a fun email signature. I could not decide which one to keep so I ended up with both. The girl that designed it for me and did not charge me extra. She also told me that if any of the information changes (name, school, title, etc) that she will make the changes free of charge.
This week my students did some fun art projects. They need a lot of practice to cut, color, and glue pieces of paper. They still had fun! For sure I will do these with my new students next year.
Excited to know what my coach will have me do this week!
Linking up with Kim and Deborah for the Weekly Run Down.