Category: Runfessions

Fit Five Friday and June 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 I am halfway done with Summer School.  It is going by fast.  While I am very happy to have students in my room, it is shocking to see exactly how much they missed out on last year.  My students are struggling in reading, math, and writing.  I know there isn’t anything I can do about it now and don’t want to worry about it either but I just cannot stop thinking about it.  Every morning I go in ready to teach but end up modifying so much of it because the material is just too hard for them.

 I runfess…
That I have no idea why I get so much spam email.  One day I had 35 and another day 4!  How?  It cracks me up that many of them are for pornography.  Lately I’ve also been unsubscribing more from newsletters and companies that I am no longer interested.  But seriously how does one get that much spam email?  Thank goodness for Gmail for filtering them and putting them in a different folder so I can delete them all at once.

I runfess…
That I have the iPhone X but have been thinking of upgrading.  I’ve had it since January 2019 and I like it.  It does what it is supposed to do and haven’t had any issue with it.  The thought of paying more each month isn’t appealing.  I think I already spend too much on my phone bill (who doesn’t?) and do not want to switch.  I’ve been with the same company for about 20 years and according to them I already get a good deal from them.

I runfess
That I almost signed up for a 4-mile race next week.  It is one of my favorite races!  Is it weird to say that I do not feel ready for a race?  I don’t even know why I feel that way.  Based on my training, I am ready.  How hard can 4 miles be?  I’ll wait and see how I feel next week.  I do know that it i supposed to rain on Sunday.  Actually it is supposed to rain all next week.

I runfess…
That I cannot believe June is almost over.  July will be here soon and then August.  Then we know what happens next.  I know I shouldn’t be complaining since I did sign up to teach Summer School.  I also signed up to teach in a Jumpstart program for students entering Kindergarten in the Fall.  It is for 4 weeks, 4 days a week, and 3 hours each day.  I don’t have the job yet but cannot imagine not getting it since I know there is a lack of teachers that do not want to work this Summer (and I do not blame them).  

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Fit Five Friday and May 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 I am so glad this month is almost over.  It was long.  It was hectic.  So many emotions (happy, sad, angry, etc) and it wasn’t easy dealing with them.  I like starting a new month cause I feel like I am starting over with everything.  I am just tired of so many things.

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I runfess…
That yesterday I got my assignment for Summer School.  I will be teaching 1st grade bilingual in the classroom with 13 students.  While I am happy I will have kids in the room, part of me is still nervous.  I haven’t had 13 students in a classroom in more than one year.  While I know it is necessary, I am not happy that I have to wear a mask while I teach.  I know I shouldn’t be complaining about the mask since I know doctors, nurses, and other workers have to wear them for long hours each day.  June 14th is the first day of Summer School and it is only for 4 weeks so I will still have a few weeks off this Summer.

I runfess…
Last week I was miserable because my AC was not working in the apartment.  Thankfully it was fixed a few days later and it felt wonderful to have it on these past few days when it was hot.  However, yesterday morning it was 55 degrees outside.  It felt like Fall.  It was wonderful and pleasant to run outside.  This morning it was raining with high winds and it felt cold so I turned on the heat.  I haven’t done my run yet but I am planning to wear tights and a jacket.  This weather is just so weird!

I runfess
That I am an ambassador for two companies but haven’t really done much for them.  I’ve been thinking about letting them know that I do not plan to continue as an ambassador.  I still use the products but do not post anything about them on social media.  What would you do?  Stay or leave?     

I runfess…
That I find it so rude when people do not respond to emails.  I understand that everyone is busy.  I don’t get a lot of work emails but always make some time to respond to them.  I’ve written some emails to an assistant superintendent asking some questions and she never responded to them.  Someone else said the same thing.  I sent another email to another assistant superintendent and instead of her answering my question, she told me to ask my Principal.  Many times I feel like they think they are better than us and have no time for us.  And they wonder why sometimes we don’t like them?!

I just realized that none of these are running related.  😀 🤷🏻‍♀️ Thanks again for listening to me!

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Fit Five Friday and April 2021 Runfessions

Hello there and Happy Friday!  I am excited we are at the end of April.  I know you know why I am happy about it.  I am taking it day by day and am doing my best to be calm and patient at work.  29 days to go!

I runfess…
That I did not get a period this month.  Last month I wrote that in March my period lasted 10 days.  I’ve never had one last that long.  I already sent a message to my doctor letting her know.  It could be pre-menopause, stress, or something else.  One thing I know for sure is that I am NOT pregnant. 😊 

I runfess…
That I am a bit jealous of seeing people post on Facebook about their vacation.  I am happy for them.  But deep down inside I do wished that were me going on vacation too.  I have the time and the money so what really is the issue?  Is it really Covid stopping me or is it something else?  Places I want to visit are Mexico, NY, and Washington, DC.

I runfess…
These past few days it’s been going well in school.  My secret?  I tell my students that if they don’t pay attention, don’t do the assignments, etc, etc., I will remove them from my Google Meet.  Then they cannot join again until 24 hours later or I change the meeting code.  I do the latter.  I also tell them that if parents ask why I removed them, that they should go ahead and tell them.  I’ve had to remove a few and for the most part most of them are paying more attention to me.

I runfess
That all of this running and bike classes is making me more hungry.  I need to do better in eating a more filling breakfast so that I am not starving by 10am (my lunch is at 11:30am on Monday and at 12:30 pm the other days).  I make a shake/smoothie with oatmeal, almond milk, and protein powder.  Sometimes I add a banana or spinach.  I thought that the oatmeal would fill me up but it doesn’t.  It doesn’t help that I am rushing when I get home from my run since I need to shower, get ready, and leave for work.

I runfess…
That while the extra money is nice teaching summer school, sometimes I have no desire to do it anymore.  I had to pick whether I wanted to do remote or in person teaching.  I picked in person and then changed it to remote.  However, there is no guarantee that I would be given what I select.  I like remote because it means no kids in the room and I do not have to wear a mask.  I like in person because I miss having kids in the classroom.  I have 3 right now (different days) and it is nice having them.  Each option has pros and cons.  I know the school I will be teaching but still do not know the grade.  Hopefully soon I will find out!

Again, thanks for listening!!

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Fit Five Friday and March 2021 Runfessions

Today is the last day of work before Spring Break.  It is also the last Friday in March so it is time for Runfessions.  This month was just blah.  I was happy, sad, and angry.  I smiled but also cried.  My Runfessions for this month are all over the place.  Actually some of more complaints.  😬  Thank you all in advance for listening.

I runfess
That I am still learning something new about this whole menstrual cycle thing.  We can talk about this, right?  I’ve been tracking it on the Garmin Connect app.  A few years ago my period would last about 4-5 days.  Now for the past year or so, it’s been longer than 5 days.  I don’t like it one bit.  For this month, my first day was the 15th and it ended on the 24th.  That is 10 days.  That is long.  Should I be concerned?  

I runfess
That 5 months after buying my car, I learned that it has a remote starter.  That would have come in handy in February when we had those really cold days.  A few weeks ago I had to take my car to the dealer for something else and I felt so stupid asking the technician about it.  Not only did they confirm the remote starter, but they also showed me how it works.  And why did I take my car there in the first place?  For some weird reason the windows would go down and the sunroof would open.  I thought it was something electrical.  No, it turns out that somehow when the keys are in my pocket or purse, something would press on the “open” button (for longer than necessary) causing those things to happen.  Apparently, it has happened to many of their customers.  Sigh, while I do like my new car, I also miss my old one.  

I runfess
That I’ve noticed more gray hair and I don’t like it one bit.  A few I’ve been able to pluck out with tweezers but then they come back or more show up days later.  Thanks Orgain Collagen Peptides!  I know it is part of life but I am just not ready for them now.

I runfess
That all of the Reels on Instagram are starting to annoy me.  Yes, I know I don’t have to watch them.  But I do wonder what is the point of them.  The ones I’ve been seeing a lot are of people dancing and/or singing.  Is there more to it?  Am I missing something here?  Is it just me?

I runfess
That I really want to know what an influencer is supposed to do.  Lately I’ve been seeing more of them on Instagram.  Maybe I shouldn’t use Instagram anymore?  It seems like more and more of them will just post about a “great” or “fabulous” item just to get paid.  It makes me wonder if they really like all of the items they’re promoting.  Well, let me tell you that I skim through them while also rolling my eyes.  🙄 🙄  

Again, thanks for listening!!

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Fit Five Friday and February 2021 Runfessions

No complaints about it being almost the end of February.  Let’s just say that this month was awful.  With the melting snow and the warmer weather, Spring is around the corner!  Oh, and Spring Break will be here soon too.

Now it is time for another edition of Runfessions.

I runfess
That the little things bothered me and made me cry.  My box of laundry detergent broke in the trunk and created a mess.  Then my two boxes of sparking water exploded in my trunk too.  Yep, in my new car.  Luckily I have wine.  Thank goodness I did not leave that in the car.

I runfess
That a few months ago I purchased an usual hat.  At that time I did not know it because I didn’t see a picture of that specific style. There were two options to choose from:  no ponytail hole and ponytail hole.  I picked the latter. 
Imagine my surprise when I received it.  Thoughts?  I still think they’re cute but without the hole.

I runfess
That this month I did not do as much laundry as I usually do.  With my low mileage each day and week, there were times that I would wear the same pants/tops/jackets for days before putting in the laundry basket.  Bras and underwear I would wash by hand and air dry them.  I did not want to deal with hauling my clothes from the second floor to make a trip to the laundromat.  Even that bothered me.  Did wearing the same clothes gross me out?  No.  And this is the girl that has to shower and rinse her hair after every run.  🤦🏻‍♀️ 🤦🏻‍♀️

I runfess
That I’ve been spoiled by the companies that offer free shipping and return.  The other day I purchased something from Amazon and then had to return it because it didn’t work out for me.  I got annoyed that the company was charging me to return the items.  It wasn’t much but still it bothered me that I had to pay.  Oh well.

I runfess
I want to but then don’t want to run longer miles anymore.  Ha, I got used to running only 1 mile.  Yesterday I did a 20 minute Peloton run which came out to 1.57 miles.  It wasn’t easy.  But at least the snow is finally melting.  I notified my coach that I can start working with him again next week.  We’ll see what happens.

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