I am joining the Weekly Wrap hosted by Holly from HoHo Runs and Tricia from MissSippiPiddlin. The Weekly Wrap is a blog link up where bloggers share their active lifestyle and other exciting things weekly. To find out more, click on the image below. Feel free to join in on the fun.
As most of you know, I am currently training for my second marathon at St. Jude Memphis this December. I just completed Week 7 of Hal Higdon's Novice 2 Marathon Training Plan. I will recap my training from here on out in the Weekly Wrap.
Monday, September 14th
I had a very busy week. Monday is usually my rest day, but this Monday was Parent Report Night at school. Teachers didn't have to report until noon, so I took advantage of the extra time this morning and did my mid-week semi long run of 7 miles. It felt wonderful outside only 55 degrees and sunny. Perfect running weather!
Tuesday, September 15th
I ran four miles at an easy pace. Another nice morning, 60 degrees, cool, crisp air.
Wednesday, September 16th
I did the last of my weekly runs, another 4 miles at an easy pace. I had a long commute to training for school on Thursday and Friday, so I had to get my runs done while I had time.
Thursday, September 17th
Friday, September 18th
I attended a training for school on PECS, the Picture Exchange Communication System. I was excited to attend this training because I think this system will benefit most of my students with developing functional communication. I had very little knowledge on PECS before the training, and it helped to clear up a lot of misconceptions I had. For example, I thought I would use the program for only my students who are nonverbal, but now I see where I can use it for most my students. The presenters kept it interesting and we were able to practice using the system throughout the training. I look forward to implementing what I've learning in the weeks to come.
Saturday, September 19th
I completed my long run of 14 miles. I ran loops around my neighborhood, which can get a little boring at times. I prefer to be close to home though, so I can stop by the house to refuel or go to the bathroom. I felt great the entire run. Although, it was starting to warm up outside in the last miles.
After my run, I grabbed a quick bite to eat. Then, I took a long two hour nap. We had tickets to the Bama -vs- Ole Miss game and kickoff wasn't until 8:00. Later that afternoon, Michael and I met up with my parents to head to Tuscaloosa for the game.
It's going to be a tough season for Bama. I wish the game had a better outcome, but the Tide continued to fight. It was a great comeback effort at the end. With five turnovers, we were fortunate that we only lost by six points. Roll Tide, anyway!
Sunday, September 20th
It was after 3:00 in the morning when we got home from Tuscaloosa. I didn't even set an alarm for this morning. I woke up around 11:00! I don't remember the last time I slept that late. I was so exhausted after the game. I didn't do anything too terribly exciting today. Michael and I got the yard done. Later, he went grocery shopping while I cleaned house. I'm lucky that he doesn't mind doing the grocery shopping. I hate it! I got the laundry caught up this evening. Now it's time to rest up and get ready to go back to school tomorrow.