Summer is officially here! I am excited to near the completion of my capstone project for a certificate in Diversity Literacy from U of L. This means no more project deadlines, and I can focus on 2018-19 lesson planning.
The school year ended on a good note. I was recognized for being “Fit and Fabulous” and given one of four awards from the Multi-Tiered System of Support team.
2018 will be a “go with the flow” type of summer break. I spent the first week attending the JCPS Deeper Learning Symposium. It was good to reconnect with my friend Brandi, whom I’ve known since my earlier years of teaching at Job Corps.
Between school and work, one thing I miss is running consistently. My goal is to run as many local races this summer as possible. First on my list is the Crusade Barnyard Dash 10K. I ran it in a dress four years ago.
I saw my time and knew I wasn’t going to place in my age group. I finished eight minutes faster in 2014 and barely squeezed out a 3rd place that year. I stuck around, ate strawberries and took a chance on the door prizes.
My bib number was called for a $50 check. I wasted no time using my Chase app to deposit that bad boy. Since I waited around that long, I decided to listen to age group awards. I was shocked again when I was called for 2nd place.
Barnyard Dash 10K Results:
2nd Place Age Group
To cool off from my summer runs I drink smoothies almost every day. Something new I’ve added is baby spinach. The taste is overpowered by the fruit and almond milk, but I know I am getting a vitamin boost.
The next race I did was the Iroquois Hill Runners Pizza Pig-out 5K. The all-you-can-eat pizza at the finish line was enough to persuade my foster daughters to run with me. Brandy and Cassie got to experience what I go through trying to stay fit and fabulous.
IHR Pizza Pig-out 5K Results:
25:35, 8:14 Pace
7/76 Women’s Division