Saturday, April 5, 2014
Celebrate This Week! 4.05.14
It's always good to end the week on a positive note. Sometimes we concentrate on the negatives. We have a choice. Choose positive. Choose to celebrate. I will be joining Ruth Ayres and her weekly link-up, Celebrate This Week. Check out all the other celebrations HERE
Oh, what a busy week! First week back of school, meetings, back into routine. I'm so glad it's the weekend!
Celebration #1 - It's the weekend. Enough said!
Celebration #2 - Cut back weekend! I'm training for my next 1/2 marathon which is at the end of this month. I've had 12 mile runs the past two weekends. Tomorrow I only have to run 7. Or 8. We'll see how I feel. I'm very tired of running in 30 degree temps. It looks like those are the temps for the next 2 weekends :( 40s would be nice...
Celebration #3 - All of the running I've done the past few years have started taking a toll on my knees and my legs. Since I'm more of a swimmer than a runner, I decided this would be the summer I would attempt my first triathlon. Now, when I say swimmer, I mean pool swimmer. Not open water. And I don't have a bike. So last weekend I went bike shopping. Now please keep in mind I have not been on a bike in 14 years!!! Well, as the old saying goes... I got on, and stayed on! I was so impressed with myself that I did not fall off :) I have proof of this as well, since my lovely daughter videotaped me getting back on the bike. So nice to have a "cheerleader"!
Celebration #4 - I had several positive meetings at school this week. It's been exciting to be at school this year with all of the changes that we've been making. I say the word exciting, but really there are many words hidden in that word - scary, overwhelming, hard, new, learning... But I'm one who likes change. Until I moved into my role as a reading specialist, I had never taught the same grade level for more than 3 years. That says a lot since I was in the classroom for 8 years and I taught 4 different grade levels in those 8 years! I've been a reading specialist even longer than that! But I was ready for something new. This year provided me with that! Scary at times, but I'm glad to be mixing it up!
Celebration #5 - Tomorrow my daughter and I are meeting Liesl Shurtliff, the author of Rump! It will be my daughter's first author visit!
Celebration #6 - I was very brave this week and wrote my first Slice of Life post. I'm going to try very hard and write more! I can write off the cuff, but trying to be more purposeful in my writing is very hard. And knowing I have to do it with regularity really scares me. Here's my first post
Can't wait to read everyone's celebrations! Happy weekend :)