Friday, August 03, 2007

Another Run Down!

We are going after Vacation Bible School tonight, to meet up with my parents and camp with them for the weekend! I'm very much looking forward to it! But, I didn't want to worry about what I ate tonight, how I slept and a longer drive to meet the crew that I train with on Saturdays, so I ran today. I ate pasta last night to help, although my appetite has decreased lately. I ran-get this: 16 miles!!! By myself! I was nervous, because I haven't done over 14 this year, as regular readers know. At mile 15, I was hurting, of course, but I did it! It was not nearly the time frame I'd like: the 8:30 range, although I'm pacifying myself by remembering that it was 72 degrees when I started!!! I got up at around 5:30am, got ready, filled my Gatorade and water bottles, etc. I left around 6am and got back a little after 8am. Still, it was so humid and hot, it was very hard to breathe! But, I did it! :) I am excited, can you tell?? :) My minute per mile time was in the 9:00 range. Like I said, not the 8:30 I hoped for, but I will get there!! :)
The humidity is supposed to move off tonight for most of tomorrow, but not the heat, so camping in our pop up camper should be fun!! :)
My quest/hope for a teaching job hasn't led anywhere, yet, but I'm still hopeful, looking at the positives. :) School doesn't start for another month... :) I got out my tubs of information I've been saving for years and cut it down from two tubs to one, recycling all those notes from college classes with abbreviations I no longer remember the meaning of... Some pages I have far too many copies of, when I only need one... These types of things. I also have begun reviewing some of the newest, most relevant information, just in case...
The girls are growing up so fast, at our house. My oldest careening towards cross country practice-a school organized sport and 7th grade, as well. My youngest racing to grow up just as fast and in the process, growing up faster than it seems our first did! She's very excited about heading to third grade!! Counting down the days.
I am reading a new book that was recommended to me: Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar: Understanding Philosophy through Jokes I am always looking for a nonfiction book to read, but one I will like... This came highly recommended as very funny and fun to read-while you're learning! :) So, I thought I'd try it. I'm only on the first couple pages, so I will keep you posted on that.
My garden looks awful-the heat is scorching it and the lawn, despite repeated watering. Although the beetles seem to be less...
That's all I have from here! Have a great weekend, reader!!

3 comments:

Isabelle said...

16 miles! In 90 degree heat! Well, I suppose you know best...

You must be terribly, horribly fit. I'm not sure I like you any more...

Have fun camping!

Christy said...

16 miles!! Awesome job, especially considering the heat and humidity!

As for non fiction books, I have to suggest Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver and The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan.

Have fun camping!

Molly said...

Be careful not to get heatstroke in this killer heat!
You asked about the "5 things"...
Haven't got around to doing a post yet. We've been composting for years. Likewise recycling. My biggest recent change has been to try to remember to bring my cloth bags into the store with me. So that I won't be using their awful plastic. The trick is in remembering! I keep them in my car, but sometimes don't remember them until I'm ready to check out. When this happens [and I am getting better] I ask for paper instead of plastic. Most places have it but don't always mention it.....Hope this helps. My daughter has young children and she tries to ride bicycles with them in place of driving, at least a few times a week. For instance on trips to the park to play....You may find more ideas on her blog---notinyourear---on my sidebar. Good luck. Every little bit helps.