Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Back At It (+ An Early Birthday Present to Myself)

Hey, y'all.  As expected, I haven't been able to blog much this week.  But I wanted to pop in and say hello.  I still have a summer wrap-up post to do, but today I just wanted to give a quick update.

Monday was M's first day back at school.  She went a little this summer while I taught summer school, but Monday was her first regular day back.  We're blessed to be near some really good preschools, and are very grateful for the one M attends.  The stuff she knows at this age is unreal. Not only that, but they love the kids SO much at her school.  I love sending my kid there.

Work started back for me this week, too (though the students don't come back until next week).  I have said many times how I love my job.  Part of that is because I work at a school where innovation is encouraged (well, expected), and where every student comes first.  We're piloting an iPad initiative this year, and I couldn't be more excited.  While the technology component isn't really new to my content area, I do look forward to trying some new instructional strategies.  For example, I'll be flipping my classroom this year.  I'd heard a lot about it, but I now have the knowledge I need to give it a try.  Love. My. Job.

Also this week, I accomplished something pretty big:

Oh, yeah! I took on the Couch-to-5K challenge back at the beginning of summer.  I didn't talk about it much because it was my own little special goal to quietly work on.  I talked my husband into doing it with me, and I was so grateful to have him there (though his work schedule caused him to miss a few days).  

On Tuesday, I completed this nine-week training program.  And I'm proud to say that I never cheated.  Not once. 

My goal had nothing to do with losing weight (though I could stand to lose a few...or 20). I simply wanted to establish some good fitness routines. I'll be 30 next month, and apparently it's around that age that your metabolism starts playing tricks on you.  

So this was sort of a birthday present to myself.  And I while I didn't lose weight (I'm a terrible eater), I did tone up.  My clothes fit differently, and I feel better.  I love it.  


While I've done a few 5Ks in the past, this October will be my first one as a runner.  And while waiting on that day to get here, I'll continue to train three times a week.  There's lots of room for improvement for this beginner runner, and I look forward to watching myself grow. 

"Sometimes it's not about the destination, but the journey itself." ~Author Unknown

Anyhoo, hope everyone's having a great week.  I may post again this weekend.  Be back soon!

~ G

1 comment:

  1. Congrats on your first 5k as a runner! I'm trying to establish some good fitness routines now. I saw your tip on running, I will do it.


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