Category: NABLOPOMO2022

2. New month and new goals

I am doing NaBloPoMo this month. 30 blog posts in 30 days. Come join me. #nablopomo2022

Hello November!  It is one of my favorite months because of my birthday and Thanksgiving.  Plus, that means December is around the corner along with the end and start of a new year. 

As I write this post I am massaging my left foot with a foot roller.  Plantar fasciitis is the worst!  It is clearly the worst running injury I’ve ever experienced.  I’ve also had a mild calf strain but this is just worse.  I sent a message to a sports medicine doctor asking about a cortisone shot. 

Yesterday I ran for 15 minutes in a pair of new shoes I got from Brooks.  Last month I participated in a fun run and the rep told me she would send me a free pair of either the Ghost or the Hyperion Tempo.  I chose the latter.  I love the teal color!  I didn’t find them to be as comfortable as the Ghost but maybe it is because of the injury.

Here are a few goals for this month:

➡️ Feel better.  My right hip also hurts.  I’ve been meaning to try yoga but haven’t gotten around to doing it.

➡️ More consistent in running.  I still have a few more states to run in for my 50+1 Goal so I need to sign up for one or a couple more races soon.

➡️ Read one or two books.  I have 2 books from the library and am excited to read them.

➡️ Not work so much.  I say this all of the time but many times it isn’t possible.

➡️ Take better care of myself.  How is it that I can spend hours at work but not do the same taking care of myself?  See point #1 regarding yoga.

Here is a photo of Mateo.  No reason but just because.  This was after I came home yesterday after my run.

1. 1,000 posts and Happy Halloween!

I am doing NaBloPoMo this month. 30 blog posts in 30 days. Come join me. #nablopomo2022

Welcome to my first post of NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month), 30 posts in 30 days!  It is my first year participating and while I am excited about it, I am also a little nervous.  It should be an interesting experience too!

November is my birthday month and this year it is the big 5-0.  Yep, I turn 50 this year.  So many thoughts about it but I will leave that for another day.

Anyway, this post is my 1,000th post!  I’ve been blogging since January 2011.  I had no idea what I was doing when I started my blog.  I began using WordPress and then went back and forth with Blogger before finally deciding on WordPress.  Oh, and I’ve changed my domain name a few times too.  See, no idea.  OK, maybe a little since I am still blogging. 😆😆

The best part about blogging has been the bloggers I’ve met and the support and encouragement they’ve given me.  I’ve had a few rough years with running and being a teacher and they’ve all been there for me.

I am pleased to let you know that I survived Halloween.  My kids were excited and they actually did well.  We did our usual reading and writing.  The rest of the day we did some fun Halloween sheets (math, word search, etc), watched movies, and played hot potato.

I was going to dress up as a cat but then remembered I had a witch’s hat.  A simple and easy costume.

I made treats bags for my students.  Too much?  Did I over do it?

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