Category: Runfessions

Fit Five Friday and September 2021 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 DarleneRenéeJennZenaida, and me!  Let’s get started, shall we?!

 I runfess…
That while I haven’t been running much these past couple of weeks, I’m interested in running a 50k next year.  Just skip the marathon and go straight to the ultra.  I’ve done two of them (2012 and 2014).  Ha, my first one was almost 10 years ago so now I have to do it, right?  I knew eventually I would like to run it again and get a PR (the second race was slower than the first one).  

 I runfess…
I am not jealous at all of anyone running the Chicago Marathon this year.  I am happy for them and plan to cheer for them in a few weeks.  I hope to see Shalane fly by.  I am still surprised the race has not been cancelled.  

I runfess…
Last month I mentioned that my primary doctor is leaving the practice I’ve seen her at for over 10 years.  She will be in a different location and a part of a different hospital.  Yes, I can join her there.  I am hoping that all of my current information will transfer over to the new hospital on MyChart.  Knowing that I will continue to see her does make me happy.

I runfess
Wednesday was our virtual Open House.  I did it together with the other 2nd grade teachers.  I have 21 students and about 3-4 parents (from my class) showed up.  Then I had my own session from 7-8 in case parents had questions for me.  Two parents showed up.  This makes me sad and angry.  To make it worse, we all had to stay at school till 8pm for Open House.  I don’t understand why we could not do it from home.

I runfess…
The stress eating is still going on.  It’s taking me longer than usual to settle into a routine with my students.  I have two new curriculums and it also takes me a long time to figure out and plan what I need to do.  Math, reading, and writing is challenging.  I feel like I am not getting anything done and productive at school and with my students.  

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 August 2021 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 DarleneRenéeJennZenaida, and me!  Let’s get started, shall we?!

 I runfess…
That while I am excited to be back in school, I am very exhausted at the end of the day.  Exhausted that I drag myself out of bed in the morning to run.  It was total chaos on Wednesday and a little part of me wished we were still in remote learning.  I have a small class compared to last year but there is still so much to do.  Two girls asked me to tie their shoes.  I didn’t and told them they had to learn.  I did feel guilty and I know I shouldn’t.

 I runfess…
I had no idea what the milk crate challenge was about.  I kept seeing it on Facebook but no information about it.  This morning I read about it.  Why would people do something like that?  It reminds me of the Tide pod challenge.  Simply ridiculous!

I runfess…
My primary doctor whom I’ve seen for over 10 years is leaving the physician’s group in November.  I have been assigned new doctors in the same location.  I knew this day would come but I was in shock when I received the news.  I have an appointment on Monday for my yearly physical.  I will ask her where she is going so hopefully she can continue being my doctor.  I honestly do not want to start over.

I runfess
I am jealous of everyone doing Hood to Coast.  But I can never do it because it is right around the time that school starts.  I remember there was a time when I couldn’t do either Ragnar Relay Chicago because it was also during the time when school was in session.  I did do it in 2012 because I was out of school already.

I runfess…
Lately I’ve been eating so much.  Stress makes me eat more.  Each day when I come home I rest for a bit and then eat whatever I can get my hands on.  Some of my pants still fit but my running shorts are a bit tight.  I know eventually it won’t be as stressful but I still need to do a better job with my meals.

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 July 2021 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 DarleneRenéeJennZenaida, and me!  Let’s get started, shall we?!

 I runfess…
That I am a sucker for Teachers pay Teachers (TpT).  It is a place where I can purchase (some are free too) resources created by other teachers that are ready to use in the classroom.  The best thing is that I’ve been able to find great resources in Spanish!  There is a giveaway going on right now for 5 gift cards of $250 each and you bet I entered.  There are quite a few teachers that organized this giveaway and in total my entries came to 132.  Wow, I have never entered a Rafflecopter giveaway with that many entries.  It took me about 45 minutes because I had to check Instagram, Facebook, TpT, and blog posts to submit my entries.  Crossing my fingers I win!

 I runfess…
That I get really annoyed and irritated when people (mostly men) stare at me while I am out running.  Sometimes I ignore them but lately I stop and also stare at them and raise my shoulders and hands like saying “What?  What are you looking at?”  Most of the time they turn away and I continue on my run.

I runfess…
That I am a teeny tiny bit excited about going back to school.  Please remind me saying this when I am complaining about it during the school year.  I am not so much excited about the politics, BS, and some of the work but am looking forward to being again in a classroom with students.  As much as I am enjoying my time off, I want to start setting up my classroom because I know it will take me a long time to get it ready.  

I runfess
That while I am happy and proud of myself for doing a run streak this long, I don’t think I will continue once I get to one year.  I started it because I asked myself “Why not”?  I wanted to see if I could do it.  Plus I was inspired by others doing one too.  Running in the morning is one thing I look forward to and let’t not forget how it has been these past months.  While I enjoy running, I feel that running everyday is in the way of me doing other activities (cross training and strength).  Or maybe it is me and I don’t know how to schedule all of my activities to get them done?

I runfess…
That I order many things from Amazon.  I like the flexibility and convenience.  I love that I can get many items in 2 days and can return them for free if I don’t like them.  The other day I ordered a small whiteboard for my classwork.  What I failed to notice is just exactly how small it is.  I laughed when I saw the box and wondered what the heck I would use it for.   I decided to return it but then noticed on the website that the item is nonreturnable.  Oh well.  I am sure I could use it for something in the classroom.  Oh and next time I will pay closer attention to see if items are returnable.

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 June 2021 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 DarleneRenéeJennZenaida, and me!  Let’s get started, shall we?!

 I runfess…
That I am halfway done with Summer School.  It is going by fast.  While I am very happy to have students in my room, it is shocking to see exactly how much they missed out on last year.  My students are struggling in reading, math, and writing.  I know there isn’t anything I can do about it now and don’t want to worry about it either but I just cannot stop thinking about it.  Every morning I go in ready to teach but end up modifying so much of it because the material is just too hard for them.

 I runfess…
That I have no idea why I get so much spam email.  One day I had 35 and another day 4!  How?  It cracks me up that many of them are for pornography.  Lately I’ve also been unsubscribing more from newsletters and companies that I am no longer interested.  But seriously how does one get that much spam email?  Thank goodness for Gmail for filtering them and putting them in a different folder so I can delete them all at once.

I runfess…
That I have the iPhone X but have been thinking of upgrading.  I’ve had it since January 2019 and I like it.  It does what it is supposed to do and haven’t had any issue with it.  The thought of paying more each month isn’t appealing.  I think I already spend too much on my phone bill (who doesn’t?) and do not want to switch.  I’ve been with the same company for about 20 years and according to them I already get a good deal from them.

I runfess
That I almost signed up for a 4-mile race next week.  It is one of my favorite races!  Is it weird to say that I do not feel ready for a race?  I don’t even know why I feel that way.  Based on my training, I am ready.  How hard can 4 miles be?  I’ll wait and see how I feel next week.  I do know that it i supposed to rain on Sunday.  Actually it is supposed to rain all next week.

I runfess…
That I cannot believe June is almost over.  July will be here soon and then August.  Then we know what happens next.  I know I shouldn’t be complaining since I did sign up to teach Summer School.  I also signed up to teach in a Jumpstart program for students entering Kindergarten in the Fall.  It is for 4 weeks, 4 days a week, and 3 hours each day.  I don’t have the job yet but cannot imagine not getting it since I know there is a lack of teachers that do not want to work this Summer (and I do not blame them).  

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 2021 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 DarleneRenéeJennZenaida, and me!  Let’s get started, shall we?!

 I runfess…
That I am so glad this month is almost over.  It was long.  It was hectic.  So many emotions (happy, sad, angry, etc) and it wasn’t easy dealing with them.  I like starting a new month cause I feel like I am starting over with everything.  I am just tired of so many things.

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I runfess…
That yesterday I got my assignment for Summer School.  I will be teaching 1st grade bilingual in the classroom with 13 students.  While I am happy I will have kids in the room, part of me is still nervous.  I haven’t had 13 students in a classroom in more than one year.  While I know it is necessary, I am not happy that I have to wear a mask while I teach.  I know I shouldn’t be complaining about the mask since I know doctors, nurses, and other workers have to wear them for long hours each day.  June 14th is the first day of Summer School and it is only for 4 weeks so I will still have a few weeks off this Summer.

I runfess…
Last week I was miserable because my AC was not working in the apartment.  Thankfully it was fixed a few days later and it felt wonderful to have it on these past few days when it was hot.  However, yesterday morning it was 55 degrees outside.  It felt like Fall.  It was wonderful and pleasant to run outside.  This morning it was raining with high winds and it felt cold so I turned on the heat.  I haven’t done my run yet but I am planning to wear tights and a jacket.  This weather is just so weird!

I runfess
That I am an ambassador for two companies but haven’t really done much for them.  I’ve been thinking about letting them know that I do not plan to continue as an ambassador.  I still use the products but do not post anything about them on social media.  What would you do?  Stay or leave?     

I runfess…
That I find it so rude when people do not respond to emails.  I understand that everyone is busy.  I don’t get a lot of work emails but always make some time to respond to them.  I’ve written some emails to an assistant superintendent asking some questions and she never responded to them.  Someone else said the same thing.  I sent another email to another assistant superintendent and instead of her answering my question, she told me to ask my Principal.  Many times I feel like they think they are better than us and have no time for us.  And they wonder why sometimes we don’t like them?!

I just realized that none of these are running related.  😀 🤷🏻‍♀️ Thanks again for listening to me!

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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