Category: Runfessions

Fit Five Friday and June 2022 Runfessions

It’s the last Friday of the month which means Marcia has opened the Runfessional!  It’s also time for another edition of Fit Five Friday hosted by DarleneRenéeJennMichelle, and me!  Let’s get started, shall we?!

I runfess…
That I thought Runfessions was next week.  Early this week I bought a new wall calendar.  I buy the academic July-June calendar though I prefer August-July but that is not the point.  😉 All week I kept looking at it since it is right above my computer monitor.  I was even staring at the June 30th box because that is the last day of Summer School.  And even with that I still didn’t realize today is the last Friday of the month.  ¡Caramba!  Am I working too hard?  Or am I truly relaxing this Summer and it truly slipped my mind?  

I runfess…
I tried to schedule blood work for my mother for September but the earliest appointment I could get was at 9:30am.  Umm, why?  She is diabetic and also has to fast and 9:30 is way too late for her to go without eating.  Plus, she takes medicine.  I was told that the technicians cannot draw blood unless there is a doctor in the clinic.  I knew that already and in the past have been able to take her at 8am.  The receptionist did tell me which doctor (and the days) goes in at 7:30.  The plan is to walk in and get it done.  

I runfess…
That after YEARS of taking my mother for blood work, I didn’t follow the same procedure for me.  My mother has to fast, but on my past two visits to Quest Diagnostics, I did not fast.  🤦🏾‍♀️ 🤦🏾‍♀️ Now I know why my glucose levels were high!  At least with the last results my HbA1c is lower so I must be doing something right.  Below are the instructions I got.  Check out the part about eating or drinking.  Isn’t it confusing?  How did you interpret it?  Well I am not making the same mistake again!  I already scheduled my next appointment for 7am in September.

I runfess…
That I got asked not once but TWICE to attend a PLC Conference for school.  The locations are Seattle, Detroit, and Orlando.  I was asked to go to Detroit and Orlando and both times I said no.  I don’t like those types of conferences and all that mumbo jumbo stuff for school.  Just let me do my job.  Would I have learned something interesting?  Probably.  Next year I will be on the School Improvement Team and a PLC Facilitator for my team so I am sure it would be have beneficial.  But no thanks.  However, I did get a bit jealous when I saw pictures from those in Orlando.  Yes, it was work but also a chance to get away.  And that is why I should have gone!  🤣 But I would have missed two paid days of Summer School.  Would you have gone?

I runfess…
That during my run this morning I had two additional items to add to this post (I wrote the first 3 before heading out).  Now that I am showered and ready for work, I cannot remember.  I knew I should have stopped and typed them on my phone so I wouldn’t forget.  I use Google Keep to keep my notes, ideas in one place.  Oh well.  At least I was able to add this runfession to my post.  I hope you have a great weekend!

Thanks for linking up with us again this week!  We’ve got FIVE incredible co-hosts, and we are ready to link up every Friday to share YOUR weekly fitness favorites!  Join hosts My First 5K and MoreRunning With AttitudeRun Laugh Eat PieRuns with Pugsand Zenaida every Friday for Fit Five Friday!  Please add your link below.  I am also linking up with Marcia for Runfessions.

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Fit Five Friday and May 2022 Runfessions

Last month I wrote about how things were going so well with my student.  Not sure what happened but he is back to not behaving well.  Let’s just say he was out yesterday and is supposed to be back today.  I was planning to take a few days off next week but I thought about it and decided not to.  I want to spend the last couple of days with the rest of my students.  I am not going to let one student ruin that for me.  I was told that if he doesn’t want to do anything in the classroom, to send him to the office.  Seven more days!

It’s the last Friday of the month which means Marcia has opened the Runfessional!  It’s also time for another edition of Fit Five Friday hosted by DarleneRenéeJennMichelle, and me!  Let’s get started, shall we?!

I runfess…
Remember how I few months ago I told you that I didn’t know my car had a remote starter?  Well, a few weeks ago I found out about the anti-theft system for the radio.  🙄  Not sure how it was activated.  I followed the directions but could not enable the system.  I was getting frustrated.  Then something clicked in my head.  I used the power button for the radio.  I was pressing the wrong one!  I was using the one for the car.  🤦🏻‍♀️ 🤦🏻‍♀️

I runfess…
That a few days ago I was in a group text with a few other teachers.  During the day I am fine with the messages going back and forth.  That night someone sent a text at 10 pm.  What?!?  I had my phone on vibrate but I still heard the sound.  Then others responded but I went to sleep.  I went to the bathroom in the middle of the night and saw that there were over 30 messages with the last one at 11:30 pm.  Part of me wanted to respond at 5 am when I was up.  I couldn’t but I know I should have.  Would you?

I runfess…
That last week a few teachers were recognized because their students made advancements in an iReady (a math platform) diagnostics test.  They each received a certificate.  Everyone in my team got one except me.  I tried not to let it bother me but deep down inside it did.  The certificate didn’t bother me.  It was the fact that my students did not score high enough.  I kept wondering what did the other teachers did so that their students scored high.  I thought about what I could have done different.  I thought that maybe it is because my kids are bilingual and I teach math in English.  Who knows but then I was annoyed at myself for letting it bother me. 

single tear

I runfess…
That I got my assignment for Summer School and will be teaching 1st grade GE (English).  I was upset when I found out because I applied for a dual language (DL) position.  I emailed the Principal to remind him that I didn’t apply for a GE position.  He told me that there were no more DL positions.  Part of me doesn’t want to teach Summer School anymore, but a coworker reminded me that it is only 3 weeks.  I know I am letting my ego get in the way.

I runfess…
That I am beginning to dislike driving because of the drivers.  Many are just awful and impatient.  I’d like to think I am a good driver.  I see many drivers driving way past the limit on the streets, change lanes because the driver in front was “too slow”, and texting while driving.  Doing those things can cause an accident and we don’t need more to happen.

Thanks for linking up with us again this week!  We’ve got FIVE incredible co-hosts, and we are ready to link up every Friday to share YOUR weekly fitness favorites!  Join hosts My First 5K and MoreRunning With AttitudeRun Laugh Eat PieRuns with Pugsand Zenaida every Friday for Fit Five Friday!  Please add your link below.  I am also linking up with Marcia for Runfessions.

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Fit Five Friday and April 2022 Runfessions

So far this month went so much better.  Remember that student that I was struggling with last month?  Totally different kid.  For the first time in a long time I can actually take a deep breath and feel really good about myself.  Teaching is actually more fun now.  But I am still counting to the last day of the school year!

It’s the last Friday of the month which means Marcia has opened the Runfessional!  It’s also time for another edition of Fit Five Friday hosted by DarleneRenéeJennMichelle, and me!  Let’s get started, shall we?!

I runfess…
That I am annoyed about the Peloton price increase.  I know it isn’t a lot but still.  I know I’ve paid the same amount since 2019 but still.

I runfess…
That I said no more TV but have been liking “The Golden Girls”.  It is hilarious and I will say that Sophia is my favorite but I am definitely Dorothy.  Are you a fan?

I runfess…
That supposedly Spring is here but it does not feel like it.  The constant weather change is driving me nuts.  Shorts and short sleeve one day and then jackets and tights another day.  Sunny one day and rain and gloomy another day.  

I runfess…
That I really dislike American Airlines.  Last year I booked a flight and then had to cancel.  Then I used the credit from that flight for another trip which I then cancelled.  Somehow that trip was separated into a trip credit and a flight credit.  A flight credit only I can use it whereas the trip credit can be transferred to a sibling as long as they have they same last name.  I had absolutely no idea about it nor know why there are two separate credits.  I want to go to NYC during Memorial Day weekend and was planning to use the total credit amount (this was before I knew about the two credits).  I cannot use both the trip credit and the flight credit to pay for the ticket.  That leaves me with using the flight credit (since the amount is higher) but I still need to pay $73 for the difference which is the amount of the trip credit and cannot use.  The good thing is that I have until the Fall to use these credits.  I am also looking for flights to Mexico and not only are they expensive but there are no direct flights and travel time ranges from 6 to 16 hours.  🤦‍♀️ 🤦‍♀️

I runfess…
That I know I want to run a 50k but haven’t signed up for it.  I am debating between the Marine Corps 50k in Washington, DC and the Lakefront Ultra in Chicago.  I like Washington, DC but would need to travel whereas if I run here then I can sleep in my own bed.  Plus, it will be cheaper!  The one in Chicago is in late October/early November.  What also terrifies me is the weather.  I used to be hardcore about running in the cold but now am a wimp about it.

Thanks for linking up with us again this week!  We’ve got FIVE incredible co-hosts, and we are ready to link up every Friday to share YOUR weekly fitness favorites!  Join hosts My First 5K and MoreRunning With AttitudeRun Laugh Eat PieRuns with Pugsand Zenaida every Friday for Fit Five Friday!  Please add your link below.  I am also linking up with Marcia for Runfessions.

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Fit Five Friday and February 2022 Runfessions

So far this month has been emotionally exhausting.  I am struggling with one of my students.  When I think we’ve made progress, we take two steps back.  Yesterday during class I finally broke down TWICE.  My students saw me.  I felt bad and embarrass.  I know that isn’t what one would expect a teacher to do but I could not stop.  Well, I finally did and managed to still teach my students.  I did feel a bit better once I let it all out.  Sometimes crying does help, right?  😺

It’s the last Friday of the month which means Marcia has opened the Runfessional!  It’s also time for another edition of Fit Five Friday hosted by DarleneRenéeJennMichelle, and me!  Let’s get started, shall we?!

I runfess…
That I almost threw away what people were leaving on the street as “dibs”.  Most of the snow has already melted and people still think it is OK to still do it.  No!  They’re just being jerks and saving their own personal parking spot.  We got more snow yesterday but not enough for dibs.  

I runfess…
That I love Camila from Peloton but it did bother me when in one of her classes she played the song “Que Perra Mi Amiga” which translates to “What a B$%#& my friend is”.  Seriously?  So many songs out there and that’s the one she decides to add to her playlist.  I don’t say that word (OK, maybe have said it once or twice) but the song did annoy me.

I runfess…
That with 11.10 miles (yes, 11 miles! 😬 ) this year, I do not know how in the world I will complete 1,200 miles.  I actually want to do 1256.413 since it is 2022 kilometers.  I actually got the idea from Shathiso who blogs at The Gaborone Runner.  Still not running.  Still making the excuse of “it is too cold and I don’t like the snow.”

I runfess…
That I was not impressed with the Super Bowl Half Time Show.  I didn’t even watch it that day.  I saw it a few days later on YouTube.  The artists and songs are not my thing.  I did recognize one of Mary J. Blige’s songs but that’s it.

I runfess…
That when I don’t like the music genre in a Peloton bike class, I mute it and listen to my own music on Amazon.  I still try to do the same cadence and resistance as the class.  Camila is my #1 instructor right now but sometimes I do not like her playlist.  Why do the class anyway you might ask?  I am taking all of her classes.  She has done 98 classes and I still need to take 34.  Almost there!

Thanks for linking up with us again this week!  We’ve got FIVE incredible co-hosts, and we are ready to link up every Friday to share YOUR weekly fitness favorites!  Join hosts My First 5K and MoreRunning With AttitudeRun Laugh Eat PieRuns with Pugsand Zenaida every Friday for Fit Five Friday!  Please add your link below.  I am also linking up with Marcia for Runfessions.

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Fit Five Friday and January 2022 Runfessions

It’s the last Friday of the month which means Marcia has opened the Runfessional!  It’s also time for another edition of Fit Five Friday hosted by DarleneRenéeJennMichelle, and me!  Let’s get started, shall we?!

I runfess…
That I am being a wimp with this weather.  I haven’t run outside since the 18th.  Only a week.  I thought it was longer than that.  But prior to that my last run was on the 3rd.  I do not miss running right now.  At first I did but now none at all.  I am still keeping active with the Peloton.  I’ve done a class everyday this month.  Sometimes even 2, 3 or 4 rides each day which includes a warm up and a cool down.  I am proud of myself!

I runfess…
That I am postponing my 50k that I was planning to do in March.  And I am OK with it.  What was I thinking when I agreed in October knowing that I would have to train throughout the Winter?  Our Winters here are horrible!  I know others have been running outside but I really do not want to.

I runfess…
That I do not understand the whole hype with Wordle.  I see people post about it on social media and some numbers with it but don’t know what that is about either.  Do you play Wordle?

I runfess…
That I saw a post from 3 days ago about one of my favorite races – The Shamrock Shuffle.  Registration was $40 (now it is $50).  I was tempted so sign up because I love that race.  However, who knows how things will be on March 20th?  Will the race still take place?  Will it be cancelled?  I know I can run it in the morning and still make it to my coworker’s wedding in the afternoon.

I runfess…
That for some weird reason I am obsessed with the song “Tennessee Whiskey”.  There is something about the music and the voice.  I find it very relaxing.  I’ve never heard of Chris Stapleton but that song I do love.  “You’re as smooth as Tennessee whiskey.  You’re as sweet as strawberry wine.  You’re as warm as a glass of brandy.  And honey, I stay stoned on your love all the time”.  🎵 🎵 🎵

Thanks for linking up with us again this week!  We’ve got FIVE incredible co-hosts, and we are ready to link up every Friday to share YOUR weekly fitness favorites!  Join hosts My First 5K and MoreRunning With AttitudeRun Laugh Eat PieRuns with Pugsand Zenaida every Friday for Fit Five Friday!  Please add your link below.  I am also linking up with Marcia for Runfessions.

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