Jacket Long sleeve shirt
Fleece headband Baseball cap
Today I headed home to run outside rather than at the gym. It was 57 degrees and gorgeous! I could have worn short sleeves except for a couple of shady areas but I didn't quite dare to go that far!!!! What a day! I set out to run 5 miles but continued on past my turn around to run 6. People were outside raking lawns, playing with their kids, riding horses and bikes. I had an easy run as yesterday at the gym I ran a tempo run that I worked hard on. I never choose to do a tempo or speed workout. But if I am following a training plan I am so anal and such a rule follower that if the plan says do a tempo run, believe me I do a tempo run. That is why training plans are good for me. They make me do things I would never do otherwise. I also had a good workout on Monday and am still so in love with my foam roller. Why did it take me so long to discover them?
Really I didn't make this up.
This morning in the paper I read about a jogger on a beach who was killed by a plane!!!! I know we have to be careful and all that but there are some things you can't prepare yourself for!! What are the chances? How sad for everyone involved! I was telling someone I worked with about this and he knew of someone in the Canadian wilderness of the Northwest Territories who had a Russian Satellite fall out of the sky near them. Bizarre!
Our principal was Darth Reader(complete with the voice) much to the students' delight.
I seem to be blogging about more teaching things lately but many of you are teachers or parents of school age kids, kids who will go to school or kids who have been to school. There I have it covered. Today we had a Battle of the Books. This is really a national competition but we did our own version. It was set up as a game show. Students had teams that they had been in for months. There were 10 books and the students all chose some to read. (Many chose to read them all.) They met as teams and made colorful banners. Another time they decorated buffs. (Not being a Survivor watcher I didn't know what a buff was.) Today the questionaires and timers came in dressed up as wizards and Darth Reader etc. Students were questioned and earned points in a series of rounds. There were many many snacks which is a hit all by itself! The kids were juiced for the whole thing and had a great time. Best of all they did a ton of reading. This Friday is the end of our I Love to Read and Write Week which this was a part of and there will be an assembly. The winners of the Battle will battle the Mystery Team (teachers). We are dressing up and I am not sure about the whole thing but it involves wigs!!! I am sure the students will beat us and I am also sure that a good time will be had by all. Kids love it when we "let our hair down" and show them another side. I once won a jumprope contest that the teachers were doing and I won more street cred for that than any lesson I ever taught believe me!