Sunday, August 17, 2014

Oops

Well, this week didn't go as planned. Monday morning I woke up at 4:30 and got my run in before summer officially ended...Yes, my back-to-school training was all last week.
Clear skies and the super moon meant a good run Monday.
Even though I ran Monday and cross-trained on Tuesday, I missed every other run scheduled this week. Although I woke up to run, there was thunder and lightning every morning. I don't mind running in the rain, but I don't like to run in rain if it's pre-sunrise, so I missed those runs. By the time I was done with work every day, I was too tired to fit the runs in during the evenings.
Friday we had our yearly Summit, where I received my 5-year service award.
Saturday I had Open House, so I planned to move my long run to Sunday, but by the time Sunday rolled around, I was too wiped to go. (I went to bed at 9pm Saturday and slept 'til nearly noon. I guess I needed it.)

I'm just going to call this week a bust and move on. I think now that I'm in the "wake up early and go all day" mode, it will be easier to get back on track.
My countdown hit this milestone this week!
On the plus side, Open House went well and I'm really, really excited for the year to start! One of my homeroom kiddos is the daughter of a Ragnar teammate, so that's kind of awesome, and I recognized many of the students and feel good about my class lists and schedule over-all.

Also, a bunch of students from previous years came to visit. It's so fun to see how tall they've gotten and how adult they look! 
My "About Me" board this year is dedicated entirely to running and my All Star experience. Also, I listed my favorite foods as: Sushi, chocolate, coffee, and cheese. Is that weird?
Here's to a better running week and a wonderful school year!

What was your favorite class in middle school?
As a student, what qualities did you appreciate in a teacher?

ABK

18 comments:

  1. Your room is so cute! I LOVE it. And all of your favorite foods are my favorite foods as well. I'm wishing you a very good first week of school. And you will find your groove soon enough!

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    1. Thank you! I feel like my room is much roomier and brighter this year!

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  2. I hope your first week is awesome!!!

    I appreciated a teacher with kindness and honesty. I was terrible at Algebra and at the end of my senior year of HS my Algebra II teacher told me not to stress so much about Algebra because, although I was terrible at it, I would still do well in college and get a job. He was naturally my least favorite teacher since Algebra II was my least favorite subject, but I guess the fact that he's one of the only teachers I really remember says something!

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    1. It's funny how students sometimes don't like a teacher because they don't like the subject. I see that so often! I'm glad he was honest and kind to you!

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  3. It's funny how 'grown up' your classroom looks compared to mine! I guess teaching first grade is slightly different...lol.

    Have a great first week!

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    1. Ha, and mine feels really childish compared to high school classrooms! It's definitely a different atmosphere!

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  4. I love your classroom!!! Cute "all about me" board!
    I hope your training week is awesome this week! Sometimes we need a break from running! You will rock it!

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    1. Thank you! I like the board this year, too!

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  5. Okay....you need to take a pic of that Excuses Limit sign and IG that thing. I love it!!!

    Hard to believe that the summer is winding down already!

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    1. I'll try to remember to do that! I love that the sign can apply to so many things.

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  6. Your classroom is very open, bright, and welcoming! I am chuckling as I read your re cap of your first week because I go back to work tomorrow and I have a feeling I will be posting about some similar experiences soon! Luckily, my stomach woke me up at 6am this morning, which means it will be easier to go to bed early tonight!

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    1. It's funny how quickly we get used to the new schedule mentally, but our bodies sometimes rebel against it! I wake up fine each morning, but my body is sooo sluggish.

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  7. I'm sure that running will get easier as you go - this makes me feel so blessed that XC is after school!

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    1. XC practice is after school for us, too...but boy is it hot out then!

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  8. Aw, love that you share your favorite things with your students. I thought getting a run in before 8 am was early...but before 5? Wow! In Middle School I loved Science class!

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    1. If I start a run after 8 I'm sure to collapse of dehydration and sunstroke! Science was always one of my favorite classes, too!

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  9. Love your room! I can't wait to graduate and get one of my own! The teacher's I loved the most were the ones who got to know me outside of the classroom and who truly cared for me.

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    1. I agree, the teachers I knew cared and really KNEW me became my favorites, no matter what subject they taught.

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