I stayed at school until 5:30 today...long after the kids went home and the parking lot, despite the pouring rain, was starting to fill up with cars for the evening's football game. But I needed to get lots done, since the quarter ended today. And I did it, alone, in my quiet room, surrounded by my students' models of the Taj Majal and Zen Gardens, and I am happy to say it's all done.
8 1/4 years of teaching. How the heck did that happen?
Yesterday, I met an old friend on my 6 mile tempo run....
A MILE WITH A SEVEN IN THE FRONT!
HELLO, MISTER SEVEN! You HAWT STUD!
IT'S BEEN SOOOOOO LONG! I briefly saw you when I did the Old Oak Run with TriAl, and other than that, what's it been...a year? Probably!
I hope Mister Seven and I get to know each other much better, and maybe I even get to see the vagabond that occasionally passes me in the night (or shall I say, morning, since that's when 5Ks are)...
She can be a real beyotch to me, so I don't see her very often. Hopefully I can see her more and actually intentionally see her--not accidentally run into her whe I don't mean to.
Tomorrow is my friend's wedding..she's a Soler who's marrying another Soler! How fun is THAT? There are quite a few Soler couples! So cute. Why didn't I start running when I was single for crying out loud? I was barely tri-ing when I was single, and I was way to shy to talk to all the hot tri studs.
I'm serious. I actually am quite shy when it comes to that stuff. Really!
No, REALLY! Boys didn't talk to me until I was, like 25.
(Okay, maybe I'm exaggerating a little bit)
Then, Sunday morning I'll be hitting the trails with Kelly, who's doing IMFL next week! It's her last run...one hour on the BEAUTIFUL trails with the yellowest-orangest trees you've ever seen. I'm so pumped!
I can't WAIT TO
A) Watch IMW on OLN/VS tomorrow after I tape it and
B) Watch Kahuna, TriMama, and all my other buddies online next Sunday!
I am so loving the run right now. I need to sign me up for a 5K or something to test out these legs. Feelin' good, feelin' good.
SHAKE and BAKE!
(I don't know why I just typed that)
OK--Time to make a fire and get caught up on LOST. I am such a Jack Shephard fan. Been a fan ever since the old "Party of Five" days, for those who know what that show was.
Good luck to Rae, Mouse, and everyone else racing this weekend!