Hello there!  I hope everyone is doing well.  I am back running (well I never really stopped) and will continue since I got the OK from my doctor.  He also runs so he understands me.  🙂

I began feeling better on Monday.  I ran/walked with minimal pain.  The rest of the week I kept the runs easy and “slow” for about 20-30 minutes.  On Thursday I ran with no pain.  I was very happy!  My appointment was the next day and I debated on whether I should still go.  What convinced me to go is that it was too late to cancel my appointment.  My copayment is $30 and if I cancelled with less than 24 hours then I would incur a $25 fee.  Might as well go and I am so glad I did!! 

My doctor diagnosed me with strain of medial head of gastrocnemius and tibialis posterior and mild plantar fasciitis.  He sent me a few YouTube videos of exercises/stretches to do.  I also need to do calf stretches with hands against the wall every day and use Bengay/Icy Hot/Biofreeze on area of discomfort.  Finally, he said to use the foam roller to roll out my calf and the bottom of my foot.  I am glad it is nothing more serious!

I know July 4th is a special day but it is even more special day for my family.  On that day in 1978 my mom, sister, and brother emigrated from Mexico (my father was already living here).  Once in Chicago I remember being in a car and seeing the Sears Tower.  I think I also remember being on Lake Shore Drive.  I will always be grateful for my parents for bringing us to this country to have better opportunities.  And we did!!

Saw this on my run last week.  Cute!

I am done with Summer School.  How did the time go by fast?  I applied for another job (Jumpstart to Kindergarten) which starts July 26th but don’t know if I’ve been hired or not.  Regardless, I turned on my Out of Office and will not respond to emails till August 23rd (the first day of school).  I know I will still check my email and might respond to a few.  I signed up for a few PD sessions to get ready for the new school.  

One of the things I did to get ready for next year is I purchased a fun email signature.  I could not decide which one to keep so I ended up with both.  The girl that designed it for me and did not charge me extra.  She also told me that if any of the information changes (name, school, title, etc) that she will make the changes free of charge.

This week my students did some fun art projects.  They need a lot of practice to cut, color, and glue pieces of paper.  They still had fun!  For sure I will do these with my new students next year.

Excited to know what my coach will have me do this week!

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

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27 Comments on Weekly Run Down: Feeling better and end of summer school

  1. Glad you’re back to running and that you stuck with your appointment. I always trust the professionals 🙂

    What a great story about your family emigrating to Chicago.

    Good luck with the new job- fingers crossed!

  2. glad you are feeling better and that it’s nothing serious. Dealing w a slight hamstring issue myself. Enjoy your downtime the rest of the summer!

  3. Glad that your injury is not serious. Hope you continue to run painfree.

    July 4 really is special.

    Live those art projects. You are a creative teacher.

    Have a good week.

    • Thanks, Darlene. I actually bought those templates from Teachers Pay Teachers. Lots of great stuff there! As long as I foam roll, stretch, and do the exercises then I should be fine.

  4. Great news on the injury front (in that it’s not something more serious, that is). Your students’ art projects are so cute! It’s wonderful that July 4th is such a significant day for your family’s arrival in America <3

  5. Glad you are able to run and that your injury isn’t too serious! I can’t believe your summer school is over already. Ours is just getting started! Love the E-mail signatures.

  6. Wow, it seems like summer school was so quick this year. Time is flying by this summer.

    I am glad that you’re feeling better and that the doctor gave you some exercises to do. I also have an issue with tight calves so I need to be better about foam rolling.

    • I remember when I had plantar fasciitis, one of the things I did to get rid of it was to stretch my calves. I also used my massage gun on them. It does make a difference! I was thinking about it the other day that June 9th was my last day of school as well. Yes, time is going by fast.

  7. What a great day to emigrate! It makes July 4 even more special. Sounds like seeing the dr. was worthwhile and he gave you both peace of mind and some good advice. FIngers crossed for the new job!

  8. You were so, so smart to take care of this issue when you did! I’ve been dealing with PF for a year now (ARRRRRRG!) and I’m pretty sure if I had addressed it right away it would have been easily taken care of.
    I love the July 4th story. Sometimes we get so caught up in complaining about everything that’s wrong with our country, and then when we see it through the eyes of people who have emigrated we remember to appreciate the good things.
    Hope you’re enjoying a nice break from school!

    • PF is the worst! I am so sorry you are still dealing with it. I know this country is not perfect and to some people not the best, but sometimes I do wonder how our lives would be if we would have stayed in Mexico. Would we be better off or in a worst situation? Who knows but I am happy with how things have turned out for us. At least here my mother is receiving some of the best healthcare and medicine for her.

  9. I’m glad you have a diagnosis and that you’re feeling well. I know PF can sideline people very quickly.

    Your new signature is super cute!

    I hope you are able to enjoy some you-time before school starts back up again!

  10. Wow, how amazing re: your family’s July 4th story. So glad you’re feeling better and have a quick diagnosis. Love the new signature. Enjoy the well-deserved break!

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