Sunday, March 10, 2013

Week #4: Mini Training, Do's and Don'ts of Gym Workouts, and Currently

Well it's been a while since I've been on here.  The main reason is that my blog went a little funky for a bit, but all the bugs are worked out and we're ready to roll!  Some other reasons include our state testing and coordinating a piece of our accountability measures for that, parents who are hateful, and oh yea, a car accident.  Wah wah!  In the midst of all of that I've been trying to keep up with my training for the Indianapolis Mini Marathon too!

So here is my recap of the last couple of weeks:

Week 2 of training:
- I had a ton of after school commitments and really didn't do so hot with keeping up with Hal's recommendations for my training.  I only ran 3 times that week, but got some good mileage in on the weekend.  Our weather hasn't been so great (until this weekend!) so I've been doing all of my training on the treadmill at the gym.  As stated before, I have a secret love for the gym.  I really do enjoy running next to people and feeling good about walking out of the gym knowing I've accomplished another day of working out.  However, while at the gym I see a lot of things that I love, and don't love as much.  Below is my compilation of Do's and Don'ts at the gym.

Any of you agree or disagree with these?  Feel free to share what you would add to the list...on both sides!  I must say the worst one was the older gentleman walking out of the gym in on his towel and a button down shirt that was not buttoned.  Granted we couldn't see anything, but it was 20 degrees outside!

Week 3 of training:
I had another week of crazy after school meetings, PTO, math family night, etc. so I knew my workouts weren't going to be as regular as I would like, but I did get as many in as possible.  I have realized that sometimes you just have to be real with yourself and read your body and your schedule.  I try not to beat myself up about missing workouts, but it really bugs me that I can't cross it off on my schedule.

Remember how I said earlier that I had a lot of meetings this week?  Well I was on my way from one to another and then this happened...

 Talk about making the week a bit more stressful!  Oh, and in between getting my license and talking to the person I hit, I locked my keys in the car!  Really, I'm not sure it gets much worse than that except that the police officers couldn't get it unlocked!  I sat in the back of a barred police car for about an hour while my husband drove all the way home and then back with the other set of keys.  I have a way of making one problem into many apparently! On the brighter side, no one was injured, so I can count my blessings.  I now have a rockin' rental car (that smells of smoke - yuck!), but it gets some sweet gas mileage, so I'm enjoying that!

...and because of the accident I missed our Family Math Night at school!  I heard it went well, but was definitely bummed to miss it!

Week 4 of training:
Everything kind of went back to normal this week...yee haw!  The only after school commitment was dinner with some friends, so I got all but one workout in this week!  I ran 20+ miles this week and ended today with a great 7 mile run.  This is the longest I have run in a long time, and I was kind of intimidated by it, but I figured I had to get started.  I forgot how good it felt to feel that weird!?!?  The weather was about 55 degrees and BEAUTIFUL during the run!!  I passed so many other people working out or walking their dogs.  I love this time of year!

And finally...better late than never, but Farley's Currently!

I really enjoy getting mail (not bills) in the mailbox.  For my love of getting mail, though, I'm not very good at sending it.  Also, my husband has been making some really good milkshakes lately and I love them!  They are a great treat!  I love my dogs, but I hate muddy paws.  Just when I clean up one round on the floor they head out again, and I'm swiffering for the fifth time in one day! Still love 'em!

Can you tell it's been a while!  Hopefully I'm all caught up now.

I gotta run...the mighty Hoosiers are playing in about 1 minute, but I'll be back later this week to post about some great websites I've found recently for my students! :)


Annie said...

Hi there. I linked up to Farley's Currently and you were right before me. :) Yay. I think I left you a comment before about how I'm a former hoosier lady myself.

Your car accident looks rough. Glad you're alive and okay though.

Good luck with the mini.

Kathy O. said...

You are inspiring me to get back to my workouts! I've been off the wagon for a couple of months...ouch! I am your newest follower and am interested in your ideas from the perspective of an administrator!

Kathy O.
Third Grade Doodles

Kindergarten Squared said...

YIKES!!! Rough few weeks! Now I feel REALLY bad that it took me 10 days to post our currently! Nothing so crazy going on around here! Hope things are settling back down for you. I have SO got to get back to running. We did the Spartan Beast in Oct. (1/2 marathon with obstacles) and haven't done much else since then but eat! Aaaaaahhhhh! Now that I've gained 10 pounds...time to hit the pavement! Good luck with your training. PS-Found you over at Farley's!

Alison Hislop said...

Yikes! You have had a lot going on! What bad luck you have had!

I had to laugh about your comments about the gym - it always is better once you get there, I just don't like the lead up!!!! The couch always seems so much more inviting!

Here's to a better couple of weeks!

Teaching Maths with Meaning

Laura Rausch said...

What a coincidence! I also love milkshakes and hate muddy paws. What kind of dogs do you have? I have a lab mix and a German shepherd mix.

I can't wait to see how the flipped classroom works out. Hopefully I'll be better at blogging this time around.