Sunday, September 21, 2014

Loving Life

I read this quote in a book by Anna Quindlen, one of my favorite authors, and found it perfect.  I added it to a picture from my bike ride in Ogunquit/York.  

Wednesday I expected to be picking Em up at the airport in Albany. But she got a voucher to come into  Burlington instead, although much later. A win for all of us.  It was closer to pick us up. She has a free flight in the future. I got a ride and a run in that I thought wouldn't happen on a very pleasant day.

Emily came in to talk to my class about her 100.  They had such good questions and I learned some new things about the race too.  One guessed it took her two weeks to do it.  They wondered what she ate and where she slept. I was amazed no one asked about the bathrooms or lack there of.  It is hard for them to comprehend someone running 100 miles.  It is hard for me to comprehend someone running 100 miles.  I loved having her there and having my students meet her.  

I have to say although I don't want to jinx it that I am having such a good year at school. Please, please no one move in to change that.  I have a great group of kids. I have two good math groups.  What a difference it makes to have even keeled students.  

There's not a lot of color change yet. I took this one today when I was running. Again, I wasn't sure if I could run or bike and I managed to do both in perfect temps.

I went to my strength class again this week.  It was complicated to  get there because  I was letting Em use my car but I worked it out.  My first ride forgot me but I still got there. I am enjoying it a ton.  When I did the exercises myself on Tuesday I definitely did something wrong because my shoulder hurt the next few days.

Today, Sunday, the whole family summited Mt. Abe.  I am exhausted. My children tell me we will be going up Mt. Mansfield tomorrow. I am not a hiker. I am tired.  I am dead.  Things ache.  We shall see.


christa said...

Guess you will be a hiker while Emily is home.

Liz said...

What a lovely thing to have Emily come into school! Kids ask the best questions. How old are the children you teach?

Darlene said...

I was secretly hoping that she would fly into Albany. I don't hike except for easy short ones.

Teamarcia said...

I love that Emily spoke to your class! What a fun guest! I can't fathom 100 either. We have very early color change here. Go figure.

Char said...

I'm pretty sure you'll climb up Mt Mansfield even if you're tired and dead. Just because your kids are home and they want to do it. And you can always sleep when they've gone.

Kate Geisen said...

I bet your kids loved meeting Emily.

I'm so glad you're having such a good year. Me too!! I don't consider it jinxing myself, though, I'm just appreciating the joy while it's mine, knowing it could change at any time. ;-)

Laurie said...

Gorgeous view from your hike. Congrats to Emily on her 100. What an endeavor! My daughter loves hiking in Colorado. She hikes the 14'ers. I'm pretty danged sure there is no oxygen at 14,000 ft., so I stay clear of those.

Fran said...

What a happy post, love it.

And what a great family day to do something active together.

Amy said...

Very cool that Emily came and spoke to your class! Glad things are going so well for you and you are enjoying fall to the fullest!