Wednesday, October 26, 2011

I Didn't Die/Observation/SMOTD

Workout: 1.83 miles (W5D2 of C25K)
Favorite song during run: California Gurls by Katy Perry (I like about 20% of her songs. This one made the cut!)
Downloading: MYLO XYLOTO by Coldplay
Reading: MAJOR PETTIGREW'S LAST STAND by Helen Simonson

Today was a busy day! I had all of my students to see, and on top of that we had Enrichment Clusters. The one I am "leading" is Script Society, which is exposing the students to calligraphy. This is my second semester leading this particular cluster. Next semester I have an AWESOME idea for an enrichment cluster, but I'm not ready to share it yet.

Tonight's run went well! I had to warm up for 5 minutes, run 8 minutes, walk 5 minutes, run 8 minutes, and then cool down for five minutes. I was kind of dreading it, but it went surprisingly well! Once again, I forgot my snack before I ran, but I think the bowl of pasta I had for dinner helped! Next week I need to start adding in some weights whether it be the weight routine my friend wrote for me, or the Bodypump class at my gym.

Tomorrow, I have my observation at school. I'm nervous, but I've been doing this for 10 years. If I don't know how to do it now, then I'm in trouble. I think it will go okay.I'll just be glad when it is over! Oh yeah, it's also Red Ribbon Week at school and we have a different theme each day. Tomorrow is Pajama Day....and I can't wear them until about 11:00 because I have a parent conference and then my observation. I am bringing my pj's in a duffle bag to change into later.

Tonight's scary movie: SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD. I wasn't impressed. I'm normally a huge George Romero fan and a zombie movie fan, but it was probably my least favorite of his movies. Oh well, you can't win them all!

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

I'm going to try this blogging thing....again!

Workout: W5D1of C25K. Total mileage: 1.97 miles

Well, it's been awhile. But I'm back. I also have a new goal. I would like to lose 30 pounds by the end of the school year. I'm 7.7 pounds of the way there! When I lose 15 pounds, I am going to get my ear pierced.
30 pounds: IPad 2, or whatever one that they have out at the time.
45 pounds: an outrageously expensive pair of jeans

If you think that this is too much weight, well, I have a lot to lose. I'm chunky. But, I will do it, with your help and encouragement.

Tonight's run went okay. I am fighting a nasty cold and cough. I also ran without a snack on my stomach, which usually consists of 1/2 of a Clif Bar. So, I was a bit sluggish. Hopefully my cold mess will start taking effect!

In totally unrelated news, I got my dog's Halloween costume. She also turns one in two days, so this purchase was warranted. So, I got her a fabulous pink tutu! She is going to look great!

I am starting a new tradition of watching one scary movie a day until Halloween. So far I have watched CARRIE, THE SHINING, and HALLOWEEN (Rob Zombie's remake). Tonight's cinematic experience was THE HILLS HAVE EYES (the remake). Wow. That was freaky! Life lesson learned from watching this movie: If you are driving to San Diego, don't decide to "see the desert" and take a dirt road. IT'S A TRAP!

Well, I'm off to bed! Later!

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