I have come to fall in love with teaching in Catholic schools. What are YOU in love with?...

"Nothing is more practical than finding God, that is, than falling in love in a quite absolute, final way. What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination, will affect everything. It will decide what will get you out of bed in the morning, what you will do with your evenings, how you will spend your weekends, what you read, who you know, what breaks your heart, and what amazes you with joy and gratitude. Fall in love, stay in love, and it will decide everything." - Pedro Arrupe

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Be "RUNstoppable"

"...When we have run with patience the race, we shall know the joy of Jesus..."

Even our Mass songs today referenced running - that's pretty cool...

In all seriousness, though, I've been trying to stick to a pretty "strict" final week of race prep:

1) The taper is sacred - 3 miles (tops) each morning through today; now, there is no more running until race day.

2) Water must be consumed constantly - never have I drunk so many water bottles and made such frequent trips to the ladies' room.

3) Walking up and down stairs must be kept to a minimum. (Let's just say I haven't seen our smiling secretary quite so much this week, nor have I been the one to run other teachers' copies up to them during the last period of the day.)

4) Carbs are essential - and even when I think I've had enough, I insist on more: bread, croutons, pretzels... (And chocolate seems to be a good option this week too.)

As of right now, the website says 3 days, 10 hours, and "change" until the race officially starts - after months of preparation (mostly in the freezing cold and through piles of snow), the marathon weekend is nearly here. And, while I'm not thrilled the temperatures will be so high, I am resigned to the fact that if I don't PR this race, it's going to be okay. (I'm still going to try, don't get me wrong - I just have to be realistic.)

Sunday's a comin'...

1 comment:

  1. unless there's an injury or inability to breathe, we're going to give that PR for you a run for its money... O:)