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.

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Tuesday Topics: My Fall Plans

This week’s Tuesday Topic is:  What’s on your Fall bucket list?  You can write about this topic or feel free to post any running related blog post.   Feel free to post any running related blog post.  Remember to link up with Kim and Zenaida!  Visit at least two of the other linked posts – the more the merrier!  Remember to come back for later linkers!

I do not have any races coming up so I’m deviating from this week’s topic.  Well, sort of since my topic is still Fall related.  🍂 🍂 🍂

I am excited about Fall!  I LOVE Fall!  Can you tell?  Let me tell you what my plans are for this Fall.

🍂 Run in shorts and long sleeve.  Yep, it is still warm enough for shorts but cool enough for a long sleeve top.  Sometimes I wear compression socks.  I am not ready for tights.  Those belong in the colder weather/Winter.

🍂 Enjoy Thanksgiving.  I am grateful every day for everything I have.  I am lucky and fortunate to be in good health, have a job, and a place to live.  However, Thanksgiving to me is “just” another day.  I look forward to my days off and spending time with family.

🍂 Train for a 50k.  Yikes!  I guess now I will be doing it.  I am nervous and excited about it.  I already told my coach.  And now I will need to train to train for my 50k.  

🍂 Buy a house.  I have to add it here again and hopefully it will happen.  I know everyone keeps telling me to be patient and that the perfect one will show up.    

🍂 Stop staying late at work.  There is always work to do and I will never catch up.  Sometimes I feel like I do more than I should.  I am feeling better about work because I have my routine set up with my students.  I feel like I know what I am doing and that is making the day go smoother.  <<It’s been challenging to learn and implement two new curriculums this year.

Any fun plans this Fall?

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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 DarleneRenéeJenn, Michelle, 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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Tuesday Topics: My favorite Twitter accounts to follow

This week’s Tuesday Topic is:  Your favorite Twitter running accounts to follow.  You can write about this topic or feel free to post any running related blog post.   Feel free to post any running related blog post.  Remember to link up with Kim and Zenaida!  Visit at least two of the other linked posts – the more the merrier!  Remember to come back for later linkers!

I know it isn’t a Runfessions post but I will admit that I am not a big user of Twitter.  Mainly it is because I don’t know how to use it.  Does that even make sense?  I mean I can post, and read comments, etc., but when I start reading replies (not from my posts but others) is when sometimes I get lost. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 

I remember I opened my account after a book club meeting where one of the girls wanted us to follow Paulo Coelho.  I just checked my profile and I’ve been a member since February 2012.  I might have to unfollow everyone and start over.  But before I do that let me share a few that I have enjoyed following on Twitter.

@jorgeramosnews – I am a fan of his show on Sunday morning and his podcast.

Dwayne Johnson He is my celebrity crush.  Do I need another reason?  🙂

Oiselle – 99.9% of my running are from Oiselle.  I wear the tops, shorts, and tights.  I have clothes for all 4 seasons.  Some of the items are not cheap but sometimes I buy them when they’re on sale.

Cats of Instagram – You know I have to follow a cats account.

I realize it isn’t a very exciting list.  I may need a crash course on how to best use it.

By the way, I need someone to show me how to add the Twitter tweet box in my posts.  Kim already told me how but I cannot get it to work.  I am sure it is something fast and easy to do just like it was to fix this 500 Internal Server Error message I got last night.  Help!

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Tuesday Topics: My favorite Instagram accounts to follow

This week’s Tuesday Topic is:  Your favorite Instagram running accounts to follow.  You can write about this topic or feel free to post any running related blog post.   Feel free to post any running related blog post.  Remember to link up with Kim and Zenaida!  Visit at least two of the other linked posts – the more the merrier!  Remember to come back for later linkers!

I don’t love Instagram but I like it.  I like that one can post a picture and people like and/or comment on it.  There is nothing political or hate involved there.  Well, at least I haven’t seen it yet.

I know the topic is running accounts but I am going to write about some of my favorite ones that are not running related.  

Sweet on my house – I like seeing the different DIY home projects Angie does.  She explains in detail what she is working on and makes it fun.  While I don’t think I would do what she does (I am lazy), I would definitely hire her to do some projects for me.

Learning in Wonderland – Maribel is a teacher like me.  I follow her because she has great resources in TpT.  I have purchased many of them to use in my classroom.  I love learning about new ideas, tips, and best products to use in my room.  Thanks for her I bought a great paper cutter and The Happy Planner.  << I am obsessed with it.

Kim Hides the Rocks Kim loves to paint rocks and hides them for others to find.  She also has tutorials so others can follow along and create their own rocks.  As you know I am not a fan of Reels but hers I do like.  They’re funny!  Another reason I like this account is because I love seeing her cats.  Even the cats have made some Reels!!

Memories by Meyers – There is something satisfying about watching someone write in a pretty and fancy handwriting.  No?  Just me?  Jenna makes it look so easy.  She has an Etsy shop where you can order some workbooks on how to improve your penmanship, learn a new printing style, or learn hand lettering.  I’ve been wanting to learn how to write fancier so these sound like the perfect products to buy.

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