December 28, 2011

11 in '11

I'm excited to be linking up with teacher blogger Hadar @ Miss Kindergarten to share some of my favorites from 2011!  Here we go!

11. Favorite movie you watched: I really can't remember all the movies I saw/watched in 2011, but I did love The Help.  Loved reading the book too!
Harry Potter 7 Part 2 was also about my love affair with Harry Potter here. :)

10. Favorite TV series: I have a bunch of favorite TV series, but the new one I discovered in 2011 that I totally fell in love with is Glee.  I think I watched the first two seasons in about two weeks in May...needless to say, I didn't get a whole lot else done!

9. Favorite restaurant: I don't know if I have a favorite restaurant from this year, but the one I go to most is definitely Panera!  Not the most exciting, but in my opinion you just can't beat the tomato mozz panini & side salad combo.  YUM!

8. Favorite new thing you tried: YOGA!!!  I had dabbled in yoga in college and gone to a few classes in 2010, but I really fell in love with vinyasa and hot yoga about five months ago.  I started going to 1 or 2 classes a week and have kept it up ever since.  I love the good stretch, the strengthening workout, and how quickly you can see an improvement with a consistent practice.  LOVE it.
In very close second, third, and fourth place, other new things I tried this year were coaching Girls on the Run, being a vegan, and of course foam rolling. :)  Guess it was a year of trying new things!
7. Favorite gift you got: This year for Christmas my parents registered me for the Soldier Field 10-Mile Run.  I was thrilled!  The race isn't until Memorial Day weekend, but I'm excited.
6. Favorite thing you pinned: OMG how can I pick just one??  
^Most useful (source)  I keep copies of this in my sub binder for subs to fill out.

Other favorites... :)

5. Favorite blog post: Here are links to a few of my favorites...
Teaching Posts:
Running/Life Posts:
Other Silliness:
Snake Terror 2011
4. Best accomplishment: Surprising myself over and over again as I ran distances I'd never even dreamed of before while training for my first half-marathon last February.  Unfortunately due to injury it was my only half-marathon for the year, but I look forward to going for a PR in spring!
Still smiling after a very sweaty 10 miles in July...

3. Favorite picture: College Roomie and I after finishing the Atlanta Muddy Buddy!

2. Favorite memory: How can I choose a favorite memory for the whole year??   I'm going to go with crossing the finish line at the Disney Princess half marathon with my Dad and Brother there cheering me on. :)

1. Goals for 2012: Start grad school, PR in a half-marathon, sub-30 5K, and try a tri :)


  1. LOVE this list...I think I'll link up as well! And I love that sub form.

  2. I'm so glad I found you - for many reasons. Love to get ideas from other teachers...but I've really fallen off the wagon with my running and need motivation!!! Love your pics!!!

    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

  3. Thanks for linking up!
    All this running stuff really intimidates me. I am very impressed. But I would like to talk to you more about Yoga. I've tried it and I feel funny. I have done a couple of DVDs and just feel like I'm laying around a lot. ??? Is this normal?
    Panera's macaroni and cheese is to die for. And the carbs will probably kill me so this sentence makes sense.
    I'm a new follower!
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

  4. I love the book poster and runner's prayer. Cool muddy pic of you and your friend:) I'm off to check out your favourite running posts!
    My Running Shortz

  5. My favorite tv series - The Good Wife.

  6. You are inspiring me to get off the couch, back away from the computer and go running! Thank you for the motivation!

    I LOVE that sub form! I am so happy to now be following you! I would love for you to come by my blog!

    Heather's Heart

  7. Good for you for running! I don't think I have ran since High School! (HA!) I am your newest follower!

  8. Super cute blog! I've been stalking you for awhile and am finally commenting! I absolutely LOVED The Help too!


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