Saturday, March 8, 2014

Taper Time!



I just ran my taper run!  Woot! Woot!  It was 8 miles and I didn't need too many layers.  It's not capri weather yet but I can feel it coming.  You could stop and take pictures today and your hands didn't freeze.  The middle of the week had -16 in the morning on a couple of days so this felt fantastic.  Above freezing........feels tropical to me.

I didn't run fast.  My treadmill runs are all so good but outside I settle into such an easy pace. I am hoping next weekend when I am doing my half I am inspired by the race day excitement and people around me (if there are any) to pick it up some!

I need to think about my goals.  I'm pretty pumped for this race even though it's not the original one I had planned to go to.  But getting away is always fun and lord know I love to race.

I was going to have to go into school for the third weekend in a row and do report cards but I stayed quite late two days and I don't have to!  Parent conferences next week so more long days but today.....I'm a relaxing woman.

This week in math we used those fun foam shapes to make some multiplication equations. I love third graders as they thought they had died and gone to heaven.  Also when grading report cards I found way too many kiddos weren't doing it accurately with 2, 3 and 4 digit numbers so I started a subtraction club (everyone joins). There are 5 levels to it and you have to get 100% to move up.  I found some cool bookmarks that have room for 5 dragon stickers that they'll get.  I totally sold them on what a great club this is. Again.....I love third graders!



14 comments:

Teamarcia said...

Aww what a fun teacher you are! Hooray for the taper. I've got a couple of weeks then I'll join you. Looks like my 8 miler will be done in Houston though.

Char said...

Bribery is a great motivator in Maths. It's great that third graders can still be manipulated this way and haven't gone too hi-tech.

Jamoosh said...

You are tapering for "Spring" right!

Amanda RunToTheFinish said...

wohoo for a good taper run and excitement for a racecation!!! Hope you enjoy the rest of your week.

Karen said...

Have a great race! love the dinosaur idea - 3rd grade was the best, I am sure you make it so fun :)

Giorgio said...

What a creative way to make some multiplication equations.
Enjoy the race!

Mike Ransick said...

Yay for taper time!

Amy Crawshaw said...

...and I have a feeling all those third graders love you! Enjoy your taper!

PediNP said...

I'm one week behind you! Yesterday was my 12 miler, next weekend, I start my taper. I'm running a half in Florida 2 weeks from today.

Good luck on your run!

Wendy@TakingtheLongWayHome

HalfCrazed Runner said...

I thought I'd get a taper today - IDK why coach put 13 miles down for me. I'm racing next Saturday. Think I'm only gonna do 10, too!

Liz said...

Great stickers.

Enjoy the taper!

Kate Geisen said...

The little things that motivate kids make me smile. :) That was a great idea! My first graders are heavy into AR, and they get to go to a party if they meet the AR challenge goal. I told them I'd give them an extra punch on their ticket (equivalent to 1/10 of an AR point) if they filled out a book review on books they've read. They're all about it, not realizing the work-reward ratio is kind of skewed.

Exciting that you're at your taper. Looking forward to hearing about your trip!

Fran said...

It was definitely capri time here this weekend but since I still need my long thights for my early morning runs, I didn't wear them yet.

Enjoy your taper.

111 LaLa Lane said...

Good luck next week. So glad you found an alternative.