Category: Fit Five Friday

Fit Five Friday and October Ultimate Coffee Date


I am so happy that it’s Friday!  I’m starting off the weekend with a little catch-up over the Ultimate Coffee Date hosted by Coco and Deborah.  So grab a mug of your favorite beverage and let’s chat for a bit!

If we were having coffee…
I’d tell you that I told my coach about my plan to run a 50k next year.  Looks like it is official.  🙂 I am nervous.  Training during the Winter worries me.  I know I did a one year running streak and while sometimes it felt hard, it was doable.  I am crossing my fingers that it is a mild Winter and that running outside isn’t an issue.  

If we were having coffee…
I’d tell you that I am looking into tickets to go to NY to spectate the NYC Marathon.  My nephew lives there and he said I could stay with him.  He suggested flying into LaGuardia but Southwest does not fly there.  I do have a credit for American Airlines and there are tickets available but getting to the airport is about a 30-40 minute drive.  I know, first world problems.  

If we were having coffee…
I’d tell you that I am 68% into my goal of running 1,000 miles this year.  I still need 317.45 miles to make my goal and there are 3 months left this year.  Now I wish I shouldn’t have taken so many days off in September.

If we were having coffee…
I’d tell you that my nephew is a Marine!  My sister is going next week to California to see him.  My little baby is a Marine!  How exciting is that?!  Thanks to Facebook memories I have pictures from when he was a little kid and happy to tag along with me to the store, etc.  Now he is a grown up and a Marine!

If we were having coffee…
I’d tell you that things are a bit better at school.  I have my routine set up and know what to do with the two different curriculums that I have and with students whose last time they were in school was in kindergarten.  However, not sure what happened yesterday but I had 3 kids crying/upset right before our afternoon recess.  They would not tell me the reason (I did find out for two of them after mom and a social worker spoke to them).  Well, I had to talk to them before going home to let them know that no matter what happens that I was happy to have them in my room and that I loved them very much and that each day is a new day/start for all of us.  Well, saying all of that made me cry too.  That was the first time I cried this school year.  It was just another reminder of how difficult last year was for all of us.  Let’s hope today is better.  They told me they want to color so I will let them color.

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 Running with Perseverance and Confessions of a Mother Runner for the Ultimate Coffee Date.

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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.  

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Fit Five Friday: 5 things I learned from my run streak

Happy Friday!  I hope everyone is doing well.  I’ve haven’t posted one of these since July.  I did post for Runfessions and Ultimate Coffee Date.  I am hoping that now that I am back at work I can get back to the routine of posting every Friday.  😀 But if I don’t then I know at least one of my cohosts will have a post so all of you can link up with us.

As you know last month I completed my one year run streak.  I thought I would go longer but early in the month I knew I was not.  I was OK with it.  It was a great experience but overall am glad I am done with it.  It wasn’t horrible but just didn’t want to run everyday anymore.  Here are a few things I learned from this run streak.

🏃🏽‍♀️My streak, my rules.  For it to be “official”, each day the runner would have to run at least one mile.  Whatever.  😆 For the most part I would run at least one mile each day.  This Winter was harsh and we got hit with a lot of snow.  It felt like it would never stop.  There were days when I would not run one mile but it was because I couldn’t with all of the snow.  I didn’t care.  Running in the snow is still hard work.  Other days it was cold too.  

🏃🏽‍♀️I took it easy and made it fun.  I had a mixture of workouts and thankfully 3-4 days were easy runs.  I did many of those runs at an easy and comfortable pace.  I also walked and still counted them as running miles.  Again, my streak, my rules.

🏃🏽‍♀️It’s a mental game.  There were days when I did not want to run.  However, I would tell myself that it would “only” be 13-15 minutes.  Once those minutes were over, then I would decide to stop or keep going.

🏃🏽‍♀️I am stronger than I think.  My coach always reminds me of this.  Running everyday is not easy.  Many days I was tired and wanted to stay in bed or watch TV.  But I went out there and ran.  There were also run/paces that he had me do and I would say/think that I could not do it.  I doubted myself A LOT but he would always believe in me.  My coach had me run a 5k and I did it.  I think that is the longest I’ve run without stopping.

🏃🏽‍♀️I found the “why”.  There were times when I wanted to quit and my coach asked me to think about why I was doing a run streak.  At first I thought it would be something fun to do.  But then I wanted to stop.  I realized that the “why” is because I can.  I am healthy.  I can run.  I really had no excuse not to run.

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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 August Ultimate Coffee Date


I am so happy that it’s Friday!  I’m starting off the weekend with a little catch-up over the Ultimate Coffee Date hosted by Coco and Deborah.  So grab a mug of your favorite beverage and let’s chat for a bit!

If we were having coffee…
I’d tell you that I posted two TpT ClassFund links on Facebook and received over $150 in donations.  Then TpT matched some of the donations (up to $50) so I ended up with over $200.  I am grateful to everyone that donated.  I have an Amazon wishlist that I will post as well.  I know schools/districts received Covid money but I really doubt teachers will get any money to use towards classroom expenses.  😞

If we were having coffee…
I’d tell you that I have my annual physical exam on the 30th and one of the things I will tell my doctor is that I think I am experiencing pre-menopause.  I have hot flashes throughout the day, but more at night.  It is awful and not fun at all.  Why do women have to suffer so much?  Yesterday I went to set up my classroom and the AC was not working.  Sigh, it wasn’t that bad but there were time in which I found myself sweating a lot and had to go out in the hallway to cool down a bit. 

If we were having coffee…
I’d tell you that it feels really good to be running for fun.  Don’t get me wrong, I like working with my coach and have enjoyed my workouts, but lately it had felt like I had to run versus wanting to run.  Add in the stress of everything going on and it isn’t a good combination. 

If we were having coffee…
I’d tell you that the months are going by too fast.  How is it August already?  Only 4 months till the year 2021 is over.  Unfortunately, what I remember most from these past couple of months is how awful school was for me.  I know there were many positive moments but why is it that we focus more on the negative than the positive? 

If we were having coffee…
I’d tell you that I haven’t watched much of the Olympics.  As much as I wanted to keep up with swimming and track and field, NBC hasn’t been doing a good job of showing everything.  I don’t have cable and NBC is the only way I can watch it.  I did see the 1500m swimming and that was unbelievable!  I also saw a few of the 100, 200 and 400m events  – those women are FAST!! 

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 Running with Perseverance and Confessions of a Mother Runner for the Ultimate Coffee Date.

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