Hey there!  How is everyone doing?  Did you all have a nice Christmas?  It was low key here again.  I made mole with my mother and it turned out good.  It needed a bit more chicken flavor so we spiced it up the next day and now it is even better.  Mole always tastes better the next day.

It was nice to be off this week.  I did relax and finished watching The West Wing.  I wasn’t too crazy about Season 7 but overall enjoyed the show.  It was so sad about Leo but it made me happy to see a Latino president.  One day.  One day.  🙂

I ate leftover pozole from my cousin.

Relaxed with the cats.

Wednesday morning was a “fun” run.  I had to do 5 set of intervals (5 minutes/6 minutes) at different paces.  It was windy that morning and didn’t think I would complete the workout.  Once I was out there I realized it wan’t that bad.  I did better than expected.  My coach likes to remind me that I am tougher than I think and that I can do more than I think I can.  🙂

Thursday and Friday was COLD.  I had to run 3 miles on Thursday but instead ran 20 minutes.  Since I didn’t run the 3 miles on Thursday, I knew I had to do it on Friday.  Ha, had to?  No way.  I talked myself into doing only 1 mile to continue with the streak.  Today is day #121.  I was this close to ending my running streak because of how cold it was.

Saturday’s run was 7 miles.  I woke up very early and was out the door at 6am.  It was 19 degrees but I had two tops, two pants, and gloves and felt comfortable.  I felt tired but also good after my run.  Such a weird combination.

Tuesday morning my coworker and I delivered presents for our students.  It took us almost 3 hours to deliver 44 presents.  I met a few of my students and almost cried because I was so happy to see them.  I gave them a notebook, pencils, markers/color pencils, crayons, and highlighters.  Students are supposed to go back to the classroom on January 25th but I don’t know at the moment how many of those will be my students.

Linking up with Kim and Deborah for the Weekly Run Down.

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34 Comments on Weekly Run Down: Week #3 of training for a 10k and Winter Break Week #1

  1. That was so nice of you to deliver gifts! I’m sure they really appreciated it. Glad you are enjoying your time off and relaxing!

  2. It truly amazes me how creative (and big hearted) teachers are. I’m sure your students appreciated their gifts — and have no idea how long that took you.

    Running in the wind is tiring. Running in the wind & cold is even worse! So good job keeping up your streak, Zenaida! Sounds like you had a fairly relaxing week off.

  3. Enjoy your time off. You deserve it.

    Congrats on your streak.

    I know that exact feeling. Too tired to run and then after you feel amazing.

  4. Wow, you are so thoughtful to get and give gifts to your students. You really show how much they matter. I know cold weather running is all about putting on the right gear, but I whimped out over bundling up this week.

  5. Running at 6AM in the dead of winter is really impressive! I’m finding that the longer winter goes on the more flexible I am about what temperature I will run outside in.

  6. So glad that you are relaxing on your well deserved Winter Break!

    How nice of you to not only make those gifts, but also deliver them to your students. You’re such a great teacher!

  7. What a nice gesture delivering all those gifts to the students! Great job keeping the streak alive…it can be tough on those really cold days!

    • I have to keep reminding myself that I can stop this running streak whenever I want. Winter is here so the streak will depend on the weather here. No treadmill so the least I will run is 1 mile.

  8. How nice of you to give gifts to your students! That’s how we felt, adopting one of our families at work. It’s such a good feeling!

    Yesterday was cold, but Christmas day was colder! Once I got moving, it wasn’t so bad.

  9. I love that you delivered all those gifts. The kids must have been over the moon. I am very curious to see how it goes with school after the break. Our governor is pretty opposed to shutting things down, but I hope people made good decisions about their holiday activities.

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