Monday, April 9, 2012

Bullet update!

This is going to be a bulleted update. You don't mind, right?

  • Time is flying by. I cannot believe it is April 9th, Easter is over and I have only about a month to go for this semester. 
  • Speaking of this semester. April is a total pain in the ass. There is SO MUCH going on and now is the time I am really kicking myself for trying to tackle 6 classes and not do more at the beginning of the semester. 
  • Training is going fantastic! I could not be happier! I just wrapped up my third week and on Saturday I did my longest long run, 5 miles. I ran all five miles in under an hour and I'm so completely shocked at myself. Saturday was the first time I really felt like I, for sure, could run all 12.4 miles of the race and make it under 3 hours. I'm definitely not as scared now, which feels so amazing.
  • I recently planned out the rest of my graduate program and I am so bummed that this semester will be my last semester substitute teaching regularly throughout the week. :( In the fall I have classes during the day Monday-Thursday. I'm grateful I will have Fridays to work, but I know that is not enough. I'm going to really miss it. 
  • After that fall semester, I will be student teaching (so, one year from right now) and I am really nervous. Like, really nervous. I'm glad I still have many months to mentally prepare. 
  • I'm reading Fifty Shades of Grey (yeah, I couldn't resist all the hype) and boy, oh boy... Ummm, I get it now. I completely get it. 
  • I'm actually reading the book on my Nook! It was cheaper, and I didn't care to have the physical copy, so it made sense. I'm a little annoyed though, because it's not lendable. I just don't understand that. We already can only lend them out once, so why not make them all lendable?? 
  • Easter went well, but I ate way too much food. In fact, the entire weekend I ate horribly. Friday night after Zumba we went to Rock Bottom, where I fell in love with a new Cherry Wheat brew they have (omg, it was so good) and then on Saturday I had Mexican while working with a client, and then Sunday was Easter, so... Easter dinner, which included ham, party potatoes and other deliciousness. 
How was your Easter? Anything new going on in your life? 


9 comments:

mylaughablelife said...

CONGRATS on your training going so well! You'll do great at Dam to Dam,and you'll probably finish addicted :)

I ate like complete CRAP all weekend too....and I feel like it. Bleck. But, hopefully that will be motivation to make some smarter choices this week! Happy Monday!

arkansasrunner said...

Great job on the running!

I want to eventually read those books just to see what it's all about. What does it mean to have a book that is lendable?

Mrs Xenos said...

5 Miles...& no walking, frickin' wowza. I'm impressed!!! You go girl.

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

Way to go on your 5 mile run!

I have never heard of that book. What's it about? Might have to check it out. I am currently reading FOUR books and NOT into any of them. I need to get really into a book again!

Meghan said...

I definitely need to jump on the bandwagon for those books, I have to finish the hunger games series first lol.

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I am interested to hear more about that book! There are so few books that are lendable on e-readers. :( My SIL has a kindle and she said it's the same way w/ the kindle as well. It's too bad publishers won't allow more books to be lendable!

I am so glad that training is going SO well for you!!! You are going to do great, I just know it!!

Kyria @ Travel Spot said...

I didn't realize that all the books were not lend-able. I have not tried to lend any books yet. I guess I just thought that since I bought and paid for the book, I would be able to lend it if I wanted.

And what is a "party potato?"

Jayme said...

I've never heard of that book. :/ And I'm totally with you on April being hard. I have SO MUCH due before the end of the semester. And I'm a total procrastinator. With 7 classes, I should have worked harder. Haha. And bravo for 5 miles. That's nuts.

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Glad to hear you had a great Easter!