Yay – Thursday!!! This is a busy Thursday for me as I have to work, run home to pick up Max, then rush to the university to get to the photocopy store to pick up my course pack, hopefully go for a 4-6KM run, then night class. Of course, watching Grey’s is scheduled for 9pm. Oh and I have lunch duty too – standing in a hallway for 40 minutes is what I love to do.
Linking up with Amanda at Running with Spoons for Thinking Out Loud Thursday
#1 – Cooler Summer
Apparently the weather people have stated that because the Great Lakes were frozen for a long time – the moderating effect will not be as great and we may see a cooler summer. Is anyone else happy about this? Or just me? I find that our summers go from 21C to 30C in a couple of weeks and I really do not like the 30C days. If it is 20-25C all summer long, I am alright with that! Especially since marathon training starts July 1st!
#2 – Tutu running time!
I was asked to help lead a 1K run for girls 12 and under on Sunday. Tutus/dressing up are strongly encouraged, so I will probably be hulling this tutu out of my costume closet! I’m looking forward to it. Also, since the race is located on the path that I run on regularly, I will be running the 12+ KM home. It’s going to be a beautiful day for running!
#3 I hate commuting
I really don’t know how all of you who drive 40+ minutes to work every day do it. Now 40 minutes would be more of an average commute, as yesterday it took me 1 hour and 15 minutes to make it home. Not cool! No traffic and I am home in less than 30 minutes. Also with rising gas costs, it is just not worth it. Making me really think about what schools I put my name into for Job Search 2014.
#4 Final Grad School Paper
As I mentioned last week, I am in my very last grad school class which is basically just a class you write one final paper in (using experience and research from the courses you took before). Since it is only 6 weeks long, there isn’t much time to conduct research (passing through ethics committee would take 6 weeks) so you have to use other research/your own experiences. On Tuesday’s class we brainstormed in our groups about potential topics. Eventually I decided on “How a principal can create and maintain a program for healthy living in secondary schools for both students and staff”. As you can see, I have chosen a topic that relates to healthy living/fitness. Basically I came up with the idea because phys ed is only required in grade nine, mental health issues are on the rise and my last paper discussed how physical fitness can improve anxiety/depression, and I’ve seen first hand how much fun staff and students have had at Ottawa Race Weekend/other community races. It should be an interesting paper to write.
#5 Cinco de Mayo
We do not have Chipotle Grill in Ottawa, so on May 5th I did the next best thing and went to Mucho Burrito. I had a burrito bowl and it was delicious. Honestly, I prefer my burrito in bowl form! How about you?
#6 Disney Cruise
In a few years we would like to take Max to Disney World – and what P suggested he really wanted to do was go on a Disney Cruise. Has anyone been on a Disney Cruise? We have never been on a cruise of any kind, so it will be fun regardless. We think we will take Max when he is about 5-6 years old. Although, because he has a huge love for all things Pixar, he would probably go nuts there right now. I just want to go on all the rides and eat all the foods.
#7 – A weird combination
Lately, when I have been eating leftover pizza for lunch, I have been putting an avocado on top and eating my pizza with a knife and fork. It makes for a quite yummy lunch. Anyone else do this or put avocado on some random foods? I could eat an avocado every day. Guess what is in my lunch bag today? An avocado for my chili!
Alright – time for work! Have a wonderful Thursday!