A day in the woods should be pure delight full of new
learning and discoveries.
Look for the bird one of the students discovered.
This relay was a favorite that brought forth many broad smiles.
Today I learned how to measure the height of a tree with a
simple clinometer. Pretty cool!
2. Today was freezing. I got up early to run and it was 27 degrees. IN.THE.DARK. Which seems colder to me! I wore more clothes than I have worn in quite some time. But that was nothing compared to what I wore on the field trip. I knew we would be standing around outside for hours with no break. So I got out my long underwear. I wore heavy socks. I had on thickish pants. Then I wore a long underwear top, a long sleeve shirt, a 3/4 zip top, a lightweight fleece jacket and a down jacket. Sounds ridiculous but it worked. I also wore mittens, a headband and a turtle fur.
My plan was to ride my bike after school but I was THRILLED it was raining. I was chilled for awhile and had no desire to go out biking. Will I get that ride in this week? Who knows? The weekend is supposed to be cold but then I can at least wait until the middle of the day when it is somewhat warmer.
3. I have discovered that I really like my in the dark early morning runs. Once a week is enough but it's a nice break from my after school trips to the gym. Today I was able to catch up (sort of) on a few things since I didn't bike after school and I had already run. Next week is going to be very busy with parent conferences and getting ready for a trip to the Pacific Northwest!!! I'm telling myself it doesn't matter AT ALL what workouts I get in next week. Are you anal about getting all the workouts you expect yourself to get in? I am trying to get better at realizing the world won't end if I miss one or two. I just need to keep enjoying running, biking and swimming. I have no big races coming up which is making running more enjoyable right now as I have no need to get in long runs. It's been too busy to get in long bike rides which I enjoy but that's how it is.
I really got off my original topic with that last one........those fun in the dark runs.