Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter!

We got up and read the story about Jesus' resurrection :) My favorite tradition of the day. Easter is at our house so the rest of the morning was getting the house ready for company.

Yesterday was my long run. I made it 6 minutes before my right shin started to hurt and I decided to give it 20 minutes to see if it would get better. It did not, so the hubs picked me up. I'm not sure what this means for my runs this week and race next weekend.

I'm thinking I'll do a longish run tomorrow 5-7 depending on how I feel, 4 on Tues, and 3 on Wed and Thurs. I'm not sure if it was the hills last week or walking in flip flops but either way, boo!

My nephew turned 1 this week!
Such a sweet pea!

We are totally missing SD

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Easter Break

We've had a much needed relaxing break so far!
Monday was a 6 mile hard uphill run
I'm not sure this picture does the hill justice! Holy moly! 
I didn't get one of the jobs I interviewed for. I did, however, make contact with another principal and things are looking up. I found this online and it's quite fitting
Today began with 10 400's with .10 mile walk in between, so a total of 3.5 miles. I started at 8 mph and worked up to 10 mph. Again, holy moly!
We checked out Sea World and it was pretty awesome!
A 1/2 day was perfect as there was hardly anyone there in the morning :) Tomorrow is an easy 3 miler + strength. I may head up the crazy hill again since I don't really get the opportunity for hills at home.
Finishing the night off with Sea Salt Caramel Pretzel ice cream and Harry Potter!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Interviews, blech

I decided (after a semi-crazy week) to apply for other English positions in my district at higher rated schools that all happen to be closer to my house. I hate interviewing. I'm good at it, I just hate the nerves that come along with it. I also hate that I had the best feeling about my last choice school. 
2 interview outfits
And possibly the worst part, besides waiting, was having to tell my principal that I applied for other positions.
And thank God it's spring break finally!! 
How I've spent my spring break so far...
And I saw this on my run yesterday and it intrigues me very much

Sunday, April 6, 2014

What 11 miles looks like

I finally got my hair done! It's been years since I had it professionally dyed ;) And now they serve this while getting it done 
We took the dogs to a vaccine and licensing clinic. They love the car!
And what 11 miles looks like 
Not pretty, and my face felt like it was on fire.
This is the fastest I've gone for this distance in a while and it felt really good. Apparently those bursts of speed and hill workouts are working!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014


Here's a pic of me getting ready to head out for a workout before work in the rain
My youngest son had the pony express come and visit them at school on Friday, on horses no less and this arrived in the mail yesterday
Ohlah banjo amigos... This has got to be my kid ;)