• Running

    You should consider a night race

    Have you ever considered running a night race? You should. At 1:50 this morning, I ran in my first race since 2015. Yes, you read that correctly, 1:50 am. I knew when I started running again back in September, that signing up for a race wouldn’t be far behind, but I wanted it to be a special race. When I heard about the Time Traveler Pi-miler race, I couldn’t resist. The race coincides with the time change, so the hook is that you will finish before you start. That is cool, but the draw for me is running in the dark. My first experience with running in the dark was…

  • Adventures,  Running

    A Stop on the Saucony Run Your World Event.

    Last night I went to the Saucony Run Your World Event that I mentioned a couple of weeks ago. It was a nice little mid-week adventure break in a hectic week at school.   The event started with a workout with a local gym. It consisted of bodyweight exercises that reminded me how out of shape I am, but it was fun. The workout, coupled with a day of sitting thanks to professional development, made every muscle south of my neck sore today. After the workout, I grabbed a cider and headed to the paint bar. As you can see, I’m not the most artistic, but it was fun to…

  • Reviews,  Running

    My favorite running gear

    Confession time. I love running gear, and have quite the collection from my former days of running half marathons. I have a VIP membership to Roadrunnersports, and I use it. (Where are my new shoes, RRS?) I decided that this time around I would try to keep the purchases to a minimum, and so far, so good. But, I do have items that I use all the time, and I think they would be good for beginners, or veteran runners. So, in no particular order…. My Sparkleskirt I have been a fan of Sparkleskirts for years. I currently own at least five skirts and a pair of Sparklebottoms that are the shorts…

  • Misc.,  School

    Three strategies for avoiding burnout at work

    I quit teaching after 10 years. After about a year and a half of working a 9-5 job, I was ready to go back, but it took an additional year to find the right school for me. My first year back, I spent most of the school year commuting almost 3 hours roundtrip. By the end of May, I was a frazzled mess. My goal this school year is to put myself first and avoid burnout. How am I doing that?   Strategy 1 – Leave work at work Teachers are notorious for grading and lesson planning at home. Since my school went 1:1 this year, I do spend a fair…

  • Misc.

    What on Earth is the Liebster Award?

    I started this blog about a month ago as a hobby, and on Tuesday found out someone liked it enough to nominate it for the Liebster Award. Of course, I had no idea what the Liebster award was. So what’s the Liebster Award? It is an award given by bloggers to newbie bloggers, and really just serves as a way to get to know different blogs. There are rules. Many versions. I am using the ones here. The Liebster Award doesn’t come with any monetary prize, so it won’t help fund any adventures. Sadly. Some people liken this award to a chain letter (Am I showing my age by using that…