Tuesday, March 19, 2019

NYC Half Marathon

In New York,
Concrete jungle where dreams are made of...

There's nothin' you can't do
Now you're in New York...


{Empire State of Mind -- Jay Z}

Ran my 5th half marathon on Sunday in NYC. 
The race started in Prospect Park, Brooklyn and snaked over the Manhatten Bridge into Manhatten. 
The views were amazing as we ran up FDR Drive, past the United Nations and into midtown. We ran straight up 7th Avenue, through Times Square and into Central Park. 

What a route!

In truth, Sunday's race was not my race. I worked hard to keep moving and refused to give up. I am beyond proud that I was so determined to make it to Central Park and get that medal. I didn't stop moving until I saw my mom at mile 11.5 where I had a moment before pushing on to the end.

Seeing that finish and getting my medal made the previous miles worth it. A nice added bonus was my cousin Yona came to meet me at the finish too!

Race number 2 for 2019 is in the books. Let's see what's next!




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Monday, March 18, 2019

The Good. The Random. The Fun. v. 11

The Good:
Another amazing book. The Paris Architect is about an architect in Paris during the German occupation who begins to realize how far he will go to save others after a big change of heart. While it was fiction, I learned a ton about what life was like in Paris during the occupation. Highly recommend.

The Random:
A quick stop at Fishes Eddy in the city over the weekend. Love the dueling shot glass set.

The Fun:
One of my favorite math activities all year: Array City - art and multiplication!



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Sunday, March 17, 2019

Scav Hunt Sunday: Bear and Bird

C is for:
...colorful crayons!

Windows:
 Neat windows at the new BU arts center.

Soft:
A soft cuddly bear sitting on a shelf.

Bird:
Why did the pigeon sit in the trough....?

Texture:
How grate is this texture.


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Friday, March 15, 2019

March Randoms v. 1

 artsy glass...wall art...snow flower
green smoothie...mfa columns...rainbow chairs
abstract color...fresh crayons...dropped call
 macro succulent...looking up...pink lemon
soft bear...swimming turtle...going up
sitting pidgeon...fun drinks...snowy bikes
newest medal...great grate...latest read
quinoa cereal...reflected lime...pretty petals
bubbe's ring...chihuly glass...array city


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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Things My Third Graders Say v. 26

kid: do you know clue
me: it was colonel mustard in the library with the candlestick
kid: ummmmmmm sure

kid: i so should have had coffee this morning

me: muchos gracias
kid: you can speak dora

kid: is there anyone famous in this gravery
me: cemetery
kid: no gravery...they're called graves not cemets
kid: this sounds like medieval music
me: well it's the middle earth soundtrack
kid: they get sirius down there?

kid 1: doesn't terrific mean terrified
kid 2: who thinks it's terrific to be scared out of their mind!

kid: you snooze you lose
me: are you trash taking with phonics words
kid: you know it!

kid: is new jersey a real place
me: which word means full of wonder
kid 1: splenda
me: that's full of sugar
kid 2: fake sugar

kid 1: what's the keyboard shortcut again
kid 2: control paste
kid 1: what's the paste key!?

kid: that capital of indiana is indiana-opolis

me: what's the opposite of new
kid: dead!
me: no...well...yes...but i was looking for old
kid: kfc means kosher fried chicken

kid: can i get some water
me: when you finish your work
kid: man that's harsh
me: woman...
kid: woman that's harsh

kid 1: whine and wine are homophones
kid 2: our book left them out because we're not 21 
kid 1: yet

kid: we have a big crisis
me: oh no what
kid: do you even watch the news....
me: you aren't wrong...
kid: can i say "do i have to"
me: that's not a complete thought
kid: "do i have to write a complete thought" -- happy now?

me: publicly means you'll be seen
kid: not in wyoming there is no one there

kid: ugh another senior moment

kid: where does your banana live
me: it has a short term lease in its peel
kid: stop ruining jokes!
   
   
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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

PB &B Breakfast Quinoa

I love a nice hot breakfast on the weekends. The two days a week where I am not eating in my classroom and can take time to prepare something warm and filling. Usually my go-to is oatmeal, but lately, I've been making quinoa...yep...breakfast quinoa.
When cooked in a little milk and mixed with banana and some peanut butter this is such a great way to start the day. The quinoa has that slight bite, but cooking it in the milk gives it such a nice flavor. An added bonus is the nice protein boost the quinoa adds to the meal - a great way to fuel up for the day!
   
   

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Monday, March 11, 2019

The Good. The Random. The Fun. v. 10

The Good:
I had my first race of 2019 yesterday - in a serious snow storm! I've seriously run in every imaginable condition now....BUT the super awesome news is that I PRed by 2+ minutes. I wasn't going for a PR and to do it on snow-covered roads is EPIC!

The Random:
Just when you think they can't get any more creative with flexible seating...a study shield becomes a lap desk.

The Fun:
Went out for drinks with work friends Saturday night - so much fun shmoozing and laughing and releasing stress!

   

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