Ok, so call me crazy, but I have signed up to run this half marathon with my best friend, Erica next February. So, since I am in no way, repeat no way, a runner, I figured that the 16 week training program that I’m supposed to start in October is not going to cut it. Yesterday I started a 5K training program to get me started. It is 8 weeks long and my super supportive husband has started it with me. I was a bit shocked to see that after the first day, which is cross training (I did 30 minutes of yoga and ran/walked a mile), that on my first running day I was supposed to complete 3 miles! I didn’t think that I could do it. I didn’t run the whole thing, but for my first running day, when I haven’t done any real physical activity for 3+ months I was pleased to finish all three miles in 49 minutes. The crazy news? Tomorrow is 4 miles, but I am resolved. Even if I have to walk most of it, at least I’ll have done it.
On the creative front, I have been working on my new curriculum for the new job I start in a couple of weeks. I’ll be teaching 8th grade English and ONLY 8th grade. Yea! I’m very happy to only have one grade level, and I love 8th grade because they are at an age where they are still creative but you can challenge them and have real in-depth conversations. However, there is a ton of curriculum to get through before CSAP (standardized testing) in March, but I’m up for the challenge and excited to be moving forward with a new position at a new school in a new district. Did I mention my new school is super high-tech! So COOL. This(Galileo School of Math and Science) is where I’ll be working this year. They are adding 8th grade, so almost the whole team will be new. And another bonus, the principal is one I’ve worked with before and she is amazing, super supportive and motivating!