I know my friends and family are probably sick of hearing about the Chicago Marathon (probably because I've been talking about it since February...), but I have to say I am still riding that post-marathon high.
You better believe I had this baby on my car Monday!
I took this picture like 10 times, in different lightings, and it kept coming out like this.
Weird, but you get the idea. :)
|Check out that "this is freakin hard" face...|
|Getting ready to cross the finish line!|
|I'M A MARATHONER!|
Gosh, I can't imagine looking back at these pictures will ever get old. :)
My team requested "planning subs" yesterday so that we could spend the day creating literacy common assessments. Our district is hugely into PLCs, so if we ask for subs for this kind of thing once or twice a year, they will usually give them to us. These days are long an exhausting (not to mention the hours that go into sub preparation the night before!), but they are usually really productive!
Yesterday we had a marathon-day of common assessment writing--and also a marathon day of eating. Dunkin Donuts Munchkins, grapes, pretzels, caramel rice cakes...I don't think I stopped eating all day. Note to self: Must remember that I will not be running a marathon again next weekend and stop eating like I am... We ended up getting 5 common assessments (chock full of common core style questions!) written. Woohoo! By the end of the day, though, we were getting very distracted, punchy, and our brains were pretty much mush. All I wanted to do was come home and lay in bed with a book for a few hours. It was a long day, but there is something to be said for getting to spend a day with you team! Yes, we were working, but the bonding part is also nice.
My contacts have been the bane of my existence for the past couple of years. I wore them as much as 18-20 hours in a row back in my college days without problems, but from my senior year in college on, I've been able to wear them less and less. This is mostly because of my terrible allergies that some days make my contacts feel like they are literally scraping my eye balls. TERRIBLE! I don't mind my glasses most of the time, but when you're running, doing yoga, swimming, etc. as much as I am, glasses become a gigantic pain. This summer I reached new heights of fed-up-ness when I ended up in my glasses at the beach due to contact issues, squinting in the sun, and worrying about losing them in the ocean if I went out into the water. Ain't nobody got time for this. I decided that enough was enough and started pinching pennies to save up some money for Lasik. I'd thought about it for years, but finally decided this summer that I was DOING IT!
Highlights of your week?