Thursday, October 26, 2006

Two things that made me smile in the past 48 hours

1) A six mile, EASY run, with all the orange and yellow and purple trees to guide me. But the best part of my EASY run, was looking down at my Garmin and seeing an average pace of 9:14.

I'm SO back.

2) I stayed up late to grade some tests. Not fun. Today, a cool little skateboarder kid came to my desk at the beginning of class and said, "You graded our tests ALREADY?" In an effort to make a joke, I replied sarcastically, "Of course I did. I'm just that good." He walked away and said to no one in particular, almost under his breath, "Well, you ARE an Ironman finisher...."

Guilty as charged.

And now, I'm off for another run.

14 comments:

Wes said...

Out of the mouth of babes...

teacherwoman said...

Dido on wes' comment! Dido! Way to go teacher! Feels good doesn't it?!?!

Kewl Nitrox said...

Ha ha ha... Great to see the positive impact you are having on the kids!

LoneStarCrank said...

It's always great to get those blessed Garmin surprises.

What that kid was really saying waas darn, that means my mom is going to see my grade before the weekend.....buzzkill!

TryAthlete said...

You should print out a big picture of the Ironman logo and place it in a prominent part of the classroom, less the kids forget.

RunBubbaRun said...

They say "anything is Possible" (IM logo). You can put that on your desk.
Way to go on the run. A sub 4hr at chicago for '07?

xt4 said...

Smiling. You kick ass.

Kurt said...

They are just worried you will go into taper madness and choke them. If you do remind me to send you a few teenagers.

Glad your back, what is the next race you plan on? Ready for some speed workouts?

speedvegan said...

you're such an inspiration. it's such a pleasure to read your blog.

Cliff said...

kids say the darnest thing :)....

E-Speed said...

we need to get out and run together. once my legs recover a wee bit from the beating I gave them :)

Papa Louie said...

I would take that as a compliment!

Rae said...

Oh, that kid GETS it!! Give him an A+!!

triteacher said...

I love it! :)