Nick

Kara

9.26.2008

Back to school

This week at a glance:

Tuesday: One of my students tells me that I look pregnant for the first time. I want to jump ship. I guess I'm still in denial and do not want to look pregnant - but the other option is just looking fat. Either way...

Wednesday: Had a great swim - other people actually in my lane and did the workout with them. Best swim yet. Normally I'm in such a rush to get in and out since I have limited time, that I'm swimming alone. Had a clothes breakdown Wednesday night in the closet when I couldn't find anything sufficient to wear for back to school night. Mainly the problem is that my shirts/blouses are too tight and look stupid, so I had to go with this shirt that I have always thought was ugly and rarely wear.

Thursday: My running has been slow this week, my knees have been a bit sore and legs feel heavy. Yesterday was a long day with back to school night. I opted not to tell the parents I was pregnant, as I didn't want any questions about what my plan was for coming back ,who would be the sub, etc etc - things I do not know yet. It was a super longgggg day.

Friday: Today I'm in a jubilant mood, I think because the first class that I teach is my favorite AND they have a test. Hehe. I went swimming and stayed in for 45 minutes since I was here so late last night and do not have much planning to do this morning. It felt good - but my body is tired. I think on Wednesday I went faster with people in my lane and did some pulling and my arms are feeling it today! The jubilance will soon turn into exhaustion and delusion, especially after I teach my 2 least favorite classes in about 1/2 hour.

This weekend my original plan was to do the NYC 18 miler tuneup. I still want to do it, but logistically I don't think it will work out. My backup plan was a 1/2 marathon in CT that is tomorrow morning, but this was an hour and a half from Bill's parents house, and would mean leaving tonight for CT. So my plan is now up in the air. I may still try to find a way to do the 18 or just run on my own on the treadmill one of the mornings. It is so much easier running outside and doing a race when you are trying to maintain your mileage. I could probably also take an easy week after the distance run to recover. My next race is planned for 10/11 - Baltimore 1/2 marathon. After that, it is going to be play it by ear mode.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

I plan to bake at least one of these weekend days! It has been a while.

13 comments:

  1. Looking pregnant and being pregnant is always good. Trust me, hehehe!

    LOL at first class and having a test. My sis is a teacher and when she starts texting me I know test time is in full effect.

    Have a great weeekend and kick those legs up a bit :-)

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  2. it's going to be awfully rainy in CT saturday morning...

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  3. YAY for tests!! hehe. sounds like another great busy week for you! have a great weekend - hope you get some good running in :)

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  4. Nice. Take a weekend day off for sure! You're putting me to shame with all your exercise, and I'm not carrying a child or anything! I also always suspected teachers enjoyed seeing us squirm when tests were in order, now I have a confirmation.

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  5. It might be time to break down and buy some maternity clothes! 18 miles in NYC? Where were you planning on running it? Hope it doesn't rain too much in CT!

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  6. OK so I FINALLY watched "Waitress" You are not like her LOL. Although I will say the movie was funny in some ways. "Dear baby, all that money I saved up to get out of here is going to your damn crib and your damn . . ." ROFLMAO! But the ending was nice :-)

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  7. Nice job swimming. It is such a great workout. I wouldn't have said anything to the parents either. I hate telling the same story over and over and over. And, being as the same questions over and over.

    Have fun baking. Do you have anything planned to make?

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  8. I hope your weekend turns out well- what are you going to bake? I need to bake something in my new oven. All I've made so far is pizza. But with fall here, I love to bake (it's almost apple pie season!!!).

    Good luck with the whole wardrobe situation. = )

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  9. Check out Target for maternity clothes! I walked by that section when i was there tonight and from the walkway, I saw some cute stuff!

    Good luck with running this weekend!

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  10. You don't need to buy maternity shirts yet. Just get some super-cute empire waist shirts. I always have a beer gut, so I know all the tricks to hiding the old midsection ;)

    Good luck on your runs this weekend, whatever state you happen to do them in.

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  11. 18 miles? Is there a mile limit your doc gave you?

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  12. Holy crap you never rest. You are amazing. Why dont you bake some chocolate chip cookies and send them my way?

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  13. i am doing Baltimore 1/2 too

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