Well, so far have ran 42 miles and have 958 miles to go. I KNOW I will achieve that goal.
I have signed up to do a marathon in March and decided not to do all of my training on a treadmill. So yesterday I head out to run around the airport. I live close to Midway Airport in Chicago and each loop is about 4 miles. I knew it was cold so I had three layers of clothing. Apparently it is not enough because I was still cold. I made it once and kept on to run another loop. I did have to stop a few times because it was windy. It order to feel better I told myself that at least it was better than running along the lakefront because I’m sure it was even more windy. I met my goal and ran 8 miles. Will I do it again? Absolutely!!! I am looking forward to it next Saturday.
I have Spring Break March 28-April 1 which is the week before the SunTrust National Marathon. My plan is to fly out to DC on Friday morning, run the marathon on Saturday and stay there for a few days. I just LOVE DC!!! I swear that in a previous life I lived there. Anyway, my nephew lives there so I plan to spend time with him and then head out to Philadelphia and Boston. Three trips in one week and I am excited about it.
Next week we start with ISEL testing at our school. These are standardized (yuk) tests given to elementary school students to test them on reading, letter recognition, spelling, and letter sounds. As any teacher knows it is time consuming and I don’t really like it. However, I do like to see the progress made by my students and see how they advance throughout the year.
Oh man, I struggled today. I could not get up at 6 this morning. I did want to get to school by 7 so I hurried to get ready and out of the house. I made it by around 7:05am. There was just so much to do that I still was not ready by 8:40 when the kids came in. I am trying to cut down on drinking coffee (well more like stopping every morning at Dunkin Donuts for a coffee) that I decided to take my own. I took one of those iced coffee from Costco. It is actually pretty good but definitely did not have enough caffeine. I felt it by 10 am. I struggled the rest of the day. At one point I asked my students to sit down and rest for 10 minutes. Actually, it was an excuse for me to sit down and take a break. Did I mention that I was tired? The rest of the day went pretty quickly and I was out of the school by 3:10 pm. I did not want to stay any longer since I wanted to go to the gym.
Fast forward 30 minutes later and I was at the gym. It felt good to be there considering that I had not been there in 2 weeks. I am sure the treadmill missed me. I struggled to run 4 miles but stuck through it and made it. Planning to be there again tomorrow. I got a late start training for the SunTrust National Marathon taking place on March 26. That is OK though. It is not like I am starting from the beginning. This will be my 4th marathon so I have a pretty good idea of what to do and feel that I have a pretty good foundation for my training. At least I hope so!
Send some motivation this way! I definitely need it.