Thursday, June 17, 2010

100th Post

This is my 100th post!  I am stealing from Alisa at Ambitious Aspirations Make Great Accomplishments.  This link is to her 200th post which I loved! I have made several lists about me.  Each list is not in any particular order, I just wrote them as the thought came.  You can see the school year just ended when you get to my 9th list. I had to include it whereas ordinarily it never would have occurred to me!

10 races I want to do
1. Mt. Desert Island Marathon
2. Bridge of Flowers 10K
3. Big Sur Marathon
4. Quebec City Marathon
5. New York City Marathon
6. Bataan Memorial Death March
7. Krispy Kreme Challenge
8. North Olympic Discovery Marathon
9. Cherry Blossom 10 Miler
10. A marathon in Ireland

10 things I like to eat
1. Bagels
2. Ice cream
3. Chocolate
4. Cake
5. Fresh zucchini
6. Fresh summer squash
7. Pasta
8. Glazed doughnuts (see 7 above)
9. Fresh berries - all kinds
10. Sandwiches esp. turkey

Racing with my hubby in Bridges 4 Friendship

10 favorite races I have done
1. Vermont City Marathon
2. Stowe 8 Miler
3.  Half at the Hamptons
4. All Women and One Lucky Guy
5. Archie Post 5 Miler
6.  Mohawk Hudson Marathon
7. Bridges 4 Friendship 10K (sadly no longer a race)
8. Shaker 7
9. 100 on 100
10. Inaugural 5K

10 things I need as a runner
1. Wicking clothes, lots of wicking clothes
2. my Garmin
3. Brooks Adrenaline shoes
4. Races, races and more races
5. Time to run
6. Friends to run with
7. Scenic routes to run on
8. At least a few runs each year on the ocean
9. Sunscreen and a hat
10. Chances to run with my kids

10 random things I love
1. The ocean
2. The mountains
3. Jackets
4. Bags
5. My computer
6. My books
7. Summer vacation
8. Brunch
9. Going to the movies
10. Cats

10 things I dislike
2. People having loud conversations on cell phones that everyone around has to listen to
3. Being unable to get back to sleep
4. Being injured and unable to run - majorly dislike
5. Not having a lot of running friends that like to race
6. Driving in big cities
7. Not being able to eat whatever I want without consequences I don't care for
8. Being overwhelmed at work
9. Worrying about my kids

10 of my favorite books
1. Pillars of the Earth
2. Five Smooth Stones
3. The Stand
4. The Bruce Edwards Story
5. Buffalo Soldiers
6. Horse Whisperer
7. The Usual Rules
8. The Hobbit
9. The Polar Express
10. Kavik the Wolf Dog

10 Favorite Authors
1. Maeve Binchy
2. Jodi Picoult
3. Chris Bohjalian
4. Anna Quindlan
5. Ken Follett
6. John Lescroart
7. Nora Roberts
8. Jeanne Ray
9. P.J. Tracy
10. Penny Vincenzi

10 Great Teacher Gifts
1. A nice note written by the child
(recent example - Thank you for making me feel more confident about math writing and reading and that tells me that you are the best teacher I had.)
2. A gift that shows the child knows you
(poem that accompanied the plaque - Race - The wind swoops by, When we start the race, I run with a mighty burst of speed, I might just win this time, I can see the finish line, 3.....2......1. I made it, I won the race!)

Isn't this great!!!

3. A bottle of wine

4. A nice note from the parent
5. Homemade food
6. Anything chocolate
7. Coffee
8. GC to bookstore
9. GC to restaurant
10. Anything made by the child
Made by the same boy who wrote me the wonderful note!

 A medal - #1 teacher on one side and #1 runner on the other!!

Coasters made by a child who brought something she made me 3 days in a row

Another nice note - loved the A++ rating

10 Good TV Series
1. Friday Night Lights
2. Grey's Anatomy
3. Ally McBeal
4. The West Wing
5. Lost
6. The OC
7. Gilmore Girls
8. Six Feet Under
9. Boston Legal
10. Damages

Just realized I totally forgot Brothers and Sisters. I love that show. Remembered it when I saw CF married HF on the news.

That is it folks! This post took me forever!  Off to get dressed to go for a run!



What a fun post! I want to run the Krispy Kreme Challenge too! And I love Gilmore Girls!

Johann said...

Yeah for 100 posts and yeah for making it such a lovely post! Thanks for sharing all of that!

Liz said...

Nice post, and I love the gifts made by the children - that must feel really special.

Pahla said...

Those teacher gifts are wonderful!! Great post, congrats on #100!

Jocelyn said...

YEAH Congrats on your 100th post!! :D And here's to another 100! :D

misszippy said...

Congrats on number 100! This is a great list. I am with you on Mt. Desert, Big Sur and NY marathons. Must do's!

Emz said...

This is a wonderful post!

Such a great idea! The Krispy Kreme Challenge [race] sounds fun!! ;)

LookingUpAgain said...

Those teacher gifts are wonderful. I miss that about 3rd grade. Almost everyone brought me a gift on the last day. This year, in 5th grade, I didn't get anything :( Oh well.

Here's to 100 more!

Marlene said...

Great list and congrats on your 100th post! What wonderful gifts from the kiddos.

Katie A. said...

Congrats on 100! I'm this close!!!
You have to run Big Sur - it is the race of a life time - wouldn't it be great if we got to do it together? :)
And I love Maeve Binchy, too! You must be Irish, hence the want to run a race in Ireland - I would love to, too!
Congrats again! And it looks like you are a pretty special teacher ;)

Velma said...

Congrats on getting to 100. I love the idea on teachers gifts. I am a big fan of gift cards :)

Monica said...

Woo Hoo!! 100 Posts!! Glad i found you!

Suzy said...

Congrats on your 100th post!! I love your list of 10x10.

Julie said...

I love these type of posts! I am not really surprised about any of the things that you mentioned in your lists. SNAKES is on the top of my list too...this made me smile:) I don't think that I will ever like them but I will respect them from a far!

It looks like you got several lovely gifts from your students:) You are a well liked teacher and it shows.

Congrats on post #100!

Rad Runner said...

Congrats! This is huge! I want to run number 3, 5 and 7 too!
Those are the cutest teacher gifts :)
p.s. add water on that list of things that a runner needs! :)

Anonymous said...

OMG- you get the best gifts!!
Congrats on your #100 post! Looking forward to the next 100!

Anne said...

Congratulations on 100 posts!
This was such fun to read...I loved it :)
You must be an amazing teacher, lucky kids (and parents).

Kerrie said...

Yay on 100 posts! I like the lists! Fun!
I love the ocean, too. It's so beautiful. :)

Char said...

What is the Krispy Kreme challenge? It sounds interesting (delicious)

Amy said...

Great post! Loved reading your list of authors and books (a lot of familiar ones in there!) and the teacher gifts! So glad you put a bottle of wine in there - I often give a bottle of wine if I just don't know what else to give and hope it's appreciated.

Darlene said...

Congrats on your 100th post. Love the lists! Totally agree on the hates and a lot of the others too. Where is the Krispy Kreme Challenge??

Tricia said...

loved it

congrats on 100 posts!

Anonymous said...

I loved reading this- I love all these type things! I did a very similar one in Feb for my 200th :)

Anonymous said...

Oh so cool! You have now become my new blogging friend :)! Such a neat idea. I have put off starting my own running blog (do have one for my stitching) but I think that toda may be the DAY to start documenting my running on line! I noticed that you want to do the Quebec marathon. I'm doing the half this year...kind of scared to to do the whole and since I have never done half, figured that I could check out the course! (I've already done 7 marathons, recently Ottawa in May). Nice meeting you!

Lindsay said...

Happy 100 (belated) :) fun and random lists. I especially enjoyed the school one so I'm glad you remembered that one :)