Tuesday Topics: Life Updates

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These past few weeks went by too fast.  It was busy with work and family activities.  My oldest sister was in town for my mother’s birthday and she stayed with me so that was fun.  No, I am not being sarcastic.  I hadn’t see her in about a year and it is always nice to see her.  I know my mom was happy too.

Let me update you a bit with some life updates.

🔷 I have not been running.  My last run was on Sunday morning.  Prior to that my last run was on 9/18.  Getting up to run doesn’t sound too exciting right now.  I know I need to snap out of this funk and get moving.  I also know a race goal will get me excited.  However, Winter will be here soon and, well, you know how I feel about Winter running.

🔷 Last week was very hectic.  I had a meeting on Monday, Open House on Tuesday, and half day on Wednesday (but with meetings until 4pm).  For Open House only 3 parents showed up for my sessions and then 3 more at 7:30.  I was done with my sessions but was there to talk and answer questions.  Was I disappointed with the numbers?  Yep.  The meeting on Wednesday put me in a bad mood.  As a dual language teacher I feel like we are always doing more work than GE teachers.  I am already overwhelmed with the new things that are being implemented for Reading (one would be teaching foundational skills in English and in Spanish) but now I need to do bridging in Math.  What exactly is it?  “The Bridge is the instructional moment in teaching dual language when teachers bring the two languages together, guiding students to engage in contrastive analysis of the two languages and transfer the academic content they have learned in one language to the other language.”  

🔷 These hot flashes are a pain in the you know what.  It is weird how I can go months without them and then boom they show up.  This year I’ve experienced them within the last 2 months.  

🔷 My doctor prescribed a sleeping pill.  She thought the reason I was tired was because I wasn’t sleeping enough.  I go to bed between 9-930pm.  Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom.  Most nights I’ve been able to go back to sleep but sometimes I stay away for about an hour before sleeping again.

🔷 I reactivated my Fitbit account.  The main reason is to track my sleep.  I don’t care too much about the number of steps I take during the day.  Well, I am curious.  Yesterday I walked over 8,000 steps, but I don’t think I will wear my watch everyday.  

🔷 My classroom is almost done.  I just need to finish my English classroom library (Spanish is done but it took me about 5 months to finish it) and organize my supply closet.  I am getting evaluated/observed this year and the main things are done.  No one will see the closet and the bins already have books in them. 😀

🔷 I haven’t been reading like I would like to.  Right now I am reading “Landslide”.  However, my favorite Chicago and NY shows are back on TV.  Thanks to a great offer from Peacock I can watch the shows after they’re shown on TV.  I am a T-Mobile customer and got a free 1-year subscription to Paramount+ Premium and can watch many CBS shows there.  Anyone remember “Bull”?  My sister and I were fans but then I stopped watching it.  I also like “NCIS” and stopped watching it about 2 years ago.  

Any recommendations to track sleep?  Honestly, I really do not want to wear the Fitbit watch.

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Tuesday Topics: My favorite positive affirmations

This week’s Tuesday Topic:  Today is Positive Thinking Day. What quotes of affirmations do you use to get through a hard run?  You can write about this topic or feel free to post any running related blog post.  Remember to link up with Kim and Zenaida!  Visit at least two of the other linked posts – the more the merrier!  Remember to come back for later linkers!

We all love positive affirmations.  There are so many out there but there are a few that I love and use at work, home, on a run, etc.

This one always makes me laugh!

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Fit Five Friday: Belated Coffee Date

I know it isn’t our coffee date today but I missed it last Friday so I thought I would do it today.  It will be short and sweet.

☕ Over coffee I’d tell you that today is my mom’s birthday.  She is 79 years old.  My oldest sister flew in from Mexico yesterday.  The plan was to make mole today (one of my mom’s favorite) but we ended up making it yesterday.  From start to finish it took us almost 3 hours to make it.  Mole tastes better the day after so I am sure today it will be even more delicious today.

☕ Over coffee I’d tell you that last week I went to the doctor.  I told her about how tired these past couple of months.  She ordered bloodwork to check ferritin, hemoglobin along with a a complete blood work.  The results are normal.  Ferritin is at 17 and higher than it was in June (it was 10) and iron is at 67.  She thinks my fatigue is due to lack of sleep and wants me to track/monitor it.  I do not agree with it.  I’ve had the same doctor for about 15 years but a part of me thinks I should go to someone else.  Thoughts?

Over coffee I’d tell you that taking a day off is nice.  More days is even better.  However, the amount of planning it takes sometimes isn’t worth it (but I know many times it is necessary just in case).  It took me a couple of hours to do a sub tub (5 days worth of emergency plans).  I was off yesterday to pick up my sister from the airport and to take my mom twice to the doctor and it took me about 2 hours to do my plans for just one day.  Now I need another day off!

☕ Over coffee I’d tell you that I know I have mentioned that I like running in the dark.  I like the solitude and feeling like I am in my own world.  However, these past few days I have been afraid to run in the dark.  It isn’t complete dark since I run along a major street until it is light outside, but it still scares me.  

☕ Over coffee I’d tell you that I have not read linkups nor comments from Tuesday’s post.  I try to read and respond no later than Wednesday, but this week it was one thing after another.  And I hate that my classroom is still not finished.  I still have boxes full of books and random things here and there.  I jokingly told the custodian that it will be ready by the time I will have to move back to my old building.  We still do not know if it will be teared down or remodeled but either way it will be about 3-5 years before it will be ready again.

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Tuesday Topics: My Fall bucket list

This week’s Tuesday Topic:  What’s on your Fall bucket list?  You can write about this topic or feel free to post any running related blog post.  Remember to link up with Kim and Zenaida!  Visit at least two of the other linked posts – the more the merrier!  Remember to come back for later linkers!

Fall.  My favorite season.  I love the color of the leaves.  And I love the cooler weather.  I can be in shorts, jeans, etc., and a jacket and be comfortable.  However, Fall means Winter is around the corner and that I do dislike.  Oh well.  I will enjoy it as long as I can.

I was looking at my Spring bucket list and realized that I will include some of those items on this list.  Nothing wrong with it, right?

🍁 Leave work stuff at work and leave at 3pm.  Back to school is a lot of work and exhausting.  I need to find a balance between work and my personal life.  I start work at 8:30am but usually get there between 7-7:30am so there is really no need for me to stay late.  Many times I do too much – more than I should and then I resent it.

🍁 Continue to use the Peloton bike.  I am not training for a race but running here and there so I might as well use the bike.  Still working on taking all of Camila’s classes.  She has 206 classes and I’ve taken 91 leaving me with 115 more to go.  I am leaving the 45 minute classes till the end.  Those intimidate me.

🍁 Read more books.  With the extra time that I will have from not staying late at work nor working at home, I can do this.  I’ve been going through Wendy’s books from her reviews and am almost finished with the books she reviewed last August.  I am really amazed at the amount of books she reads on a monthly basis.  As much as I love reading, unfortunately I haven’t made time for it.  Pleased to say that I’ve read 7 books this year.  Currently I am reading “Landslide” and have already put on hold 3 more books.

🍁 Have fun! I plan to do more things with family and friends.  Yes, that involves food and laughing!  

🍁 Of course a 🏠And that is all I will say about it.  😀

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Fit Five Friday and August 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 it does feel good to not be doing long runs.  I leave in the morning early to go to work and then stay late as well.  There is still so much to do and not enough time.  My room is not how I want it to be but it is looking better everyday.  I have a couple of boxes with files for my file cabinet and books for my library.  But I am at least trying to run 20, 30, or 45 minutes in the morning.

I runfess…
I hadn’t run for a few days when I went back to work but began again on Monday simply because of another Strava Challenge.  This one is for Picky Bars and I have 3 more days to complete it.  This will be my second time completing it and am actually excited about it.

I runfess…
That I do not check social media as often as I used to.  When I get home I like to watch The Golden Girls and may check it during a commercial break (I watch it on Hulu).  I don’t really miss it but feel like I am still on missing on friends’ updates.  

I runfess…
That this is the first time that I can remember ever having a full week for the first week of school.  In the past we’ve had meetings on Monday and Tuesday and then start with the kids on Wednesday.  It’s been hectic and exhausting.  I have 22 students but 21 have shown up (one is still in Mexico).  Overall, they’re a really good group of kids, but they talk SO MUCH.  On the first day a few told me that they like my class and that made me very happy!  Now to get them to stop talking so much.  🤔

I runfess…
That I am already looking forward to September 5 which is my day off.  Too early to start counting till the last day of school?  OK, maybe, how about Thanksgiving break?

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