Friday, June 1, 2018

A Time for Reflection

As the school year and the month of May end, I'm reflecting on some things---mostly running related ;-)

I am leaving this school year with 20 years of experience under my belt.  This school year has provided me with knowledge that I will definitely take with me into the fall.  My lessons in running often help me with my work as a teacher, too.  I learn that not every day can be a great day but I show up again and again.  I'll be back in the fall with new excitement and energy the same way that I return each morning for my runs.  With the school year over and wrapped up neatly, my attention will turn to my family, my personal goals, and my running adventures.

So far in my quest to run 2018 miles in 2018 I am not quite where I should be....

I am over 600 miles and I'm averaging about 125 miles per month.  I am hoping that I can boost miles over the summer.  Goal for June --200 miles.

My favorite run happened near the end of May (May 30).  It was a HER Madison training run.  If you are interested in a June race, register for HER and use coupon code MARGARET for a discount.  Have you seen all the great things that are planned for the weekend experience?  Check it out HERE

It was a hope of mine that I could run a sub 2 half at the HER event.  It's going to take some serious work on my miles and my food plan to make it happen but I am putting it out there and pushing for it.

I've finished up my work at school and closed out the 2017-2018 school year.  Great things will be happening in the fall including a grade change for me.  I'm moving up to 5th grade....  In the meantime when you have a few minutes (or 42), please watch my little video memory book from the year:

And now let the streaking begin!  I'm joining up with Pink Cupcake Girl for a month of streaking.  #streakingwiththecoolkids

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Wrapping Up Another Great Week

So many wonderful things have been happening.  Please check out this week's newsletter to stay up to date!

Thursday, May 3, 2018

1/3 of the way through 2018

It's the 3rd day of May and I cannot believe it.  Today I had to write the date in numerical form and it just seemed surreal to write 5/3/18.  The year is flying by at a speed that I just cannot keep up with.

Let's do a quick recap of how things are going with some of my goals, shall we?
With 3 half marathons in April and the running miles I was able to end the first third of the year with 500 miles.   I'm happy with that number and confident that I can up my mileage game in the months to come. 

I ran 3 half marathons this month:
Parkinson's Half (April 7)
Naperville Women's Half (April 22)
St. Jude Rock n Roll Nashville (April 28)

My St. Jude Nashville race was my biggie.  It was my fundraising debut.
I am pleased with how it went and hope to run as a St. Jude Hero again next year for the DC race.
I have tons of pictures from the event but will just share a few of my favorites.

 It was great to get away for a couple of days of running and fun but now I'm ready to finish the school year strong.  With just 20 school days to go, we are working hard and having tons of fun!

Tomorrow is tree planting day at Baus Park!

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Friday, April 6, 2018

Online versions of the newsletter

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Conference Schedule

Please see our conference schedule to check your time HERE