Another Thinking Out Loud Thursday – linking up with Amanda at Running with Spoons
#1 Another busy week
I officially switched schools yesterday. Yesterday was a bit busy getting class lists, keys, meeting people and that sort of thing. I even had to plan a geography lesson in about 20 minutes because I had no idea where the class was at until the morning. I work at two different schools – but I only go to one school every other day. Although I will probably be going to my PM school every day if I get supply work. Luckily, both schools are fairly close to each other. Today I am only at my AM school, but I do have to head back to the old school to start/finish my report cards because I’m locked out of the system. I also finish work closer to home and finish a bit earlier – which means afternoon runs will be returning! My PM school is beyond the “heavy traffic zone” that I had to deal with previously and it only takes me 10 minutes to get home, not 30+. I went for a 3K run after work yesterday.
There is a Starbucks down the street from my AM school – hooray!
Speaking of Starbucks – their holiday gift collection of mugs are really nice this year. I saw this one the other day and couldn’t resist buying it, especially since I’ve started teaching geography again:
#3 Back to the Dome
I’ve been MIA at track for the past couple of weeks due to work trips + parent teacher interviews. I’m back at the track tonight – but now back at the dome. Although I don’t like the crazy amount of people on the track at the dome, I do like being really close to home (I live 10 minutes away) – the dome is even closer to my PM school which will be nice. I’m looking forward to getting some speed work in soon!
#4 2016 Races
Looking ahead a bit to 2016 races: I’m trying to mix things up a bit this year. STWM and Ottawa Race Weekend are already on the race calendar/registered for. I am thinking that I will not be going to Around the Bay’s 5K this year. I am pretty sure I will be racing MEC Race #1 in January as the cold brings an extra challenge. Also new to the racing calendar will be the Diefenbooker run (either 5K or 10K). Unfortunately, I do think that the Manotick Miler is out for me this year mostly due to scheduling issues. They changed from an April run to a May one and that Sunday is pretty busy already. BUT – since it does occur on a different weekend, it opens to the door to a few April 5K’s that I haven’t been able to do. Decisions!
Alrighty – that is all I have time for today. Have a great Thursday!