Wednesday, May 6, 2009

What's going on?

Teacher Appreciation Week...
The week started off with $60 in cold hard cash from our PTA as a thanks for all we do. Seriously, we are so lucky to have such a wonderful PTA, and it's not just about the money! They have been very involved and supportive in our school and district. On top of the money from the PTA, our district administrators, support staff, and district educator's association, have been providing treats in the lounge each day... meat and cheese tray, root beer floats, muffins and rolls, pies, etc.


Triathlon to Come...
Less than two weeks ago, I came across a triathlon I wanted to do. It's part of the Prairie Rose State Games that takes place here in ND every year, rotating between four locations. This year it takes place in Grand Forks, only an hour drive from here and the cost is only $15!! For my first outdoor triathlon, I just couldn't pass it up. The knee is feeling stronger than ever, I have started an 11 week training plan, implementing Tri Power, and I am super pumped!


Fargo Marathon...
This weekend marks the 5th annual Fargo Marathon. As much as I was looking forward to doing the Half Marathon again, I am okay with down-sizing to the 5K run. This race is going to be for fun! I plan to take my camera with me, taking pictures along the way, and finishing with extra time to watch the rest of my family finish. My sister Susan will be walking across the finish line with other friends, my sister Steph will be finishing her very first Half Marathon, and my parents will be completing their umpteenth Half Marathon. It's a family affair. If anyone is looking for a flat course with a great crowd to work towards their BQ, this would be the one!


Co-ed softball just around the corner...
I had originally planned to can co-ed softball this summer but I just couldn't. I told our "manager" that I would be willing to be a sub, and he asked that I play the first couple weeks to get me on the roster. Then, a shirt was ordered for me, and I really wanted to play. We have more girls this year, so I opted to rotate in, playing maybe one game each week rather than both games and I am completely fine with this! We start next Tuesday, playing at 9 and 10 pm! This will be late nights for the last few weeks of school, but I can't handle it!


Sand Volleyball ?!?...
When I was living in GF, a handful of us played co-ed sand volleyball at a local bar for years. It was sad to see that come to an end and I really missed not playing last summer. So, a friend of mine set up a Co-ed team for this summer and I am going to be playin' baby! This will start in a couple weeks, the same night as softball but just a few hours earlier. Hopefully there will be just enough time for a cold beer or two between the two sports! Just another reason to look forward to summer!



Monday's Workout:
Bike 12.5 miles, 38:00, 19.73mph

Tuesday's Workout:
Run 2. 75 miles, 31:06, 11:18/mi avg.

22 comments:

Marlene said...

Holy sports! Everything sounds so fun! And what a great tri event for your first outdoor! Love the 'family affair' marathon this weekend, too. Have fun!

J said...

Enjoy the family time this weekend and good luck in the 5k!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

I think it's cool that so many in your family are running the fargo marathon events. have fun!

Carolina John said...

sweet! a $15 tri? are you kidding me? that's going to be a blast. good call.

it's also really cool that you've got so many family members in the race this weekend too. that's going to make it much more fun. and the softball and volleyball will certainly be fun during the summer. nice call.

Jess said...

Your family will have fun running all the Fargo events this weekend! How cool.

Nicole said...

Sounds like a great future. Happy teacher's week - root beer floats - YUM

Wes said...

Yay for signing up for your first outdoors tri! I bet the water is still wet suit legal in July there :-D

Teacher Appreciation is so very cool! especially when it involves food (and beer) :-)

Marcy said...

*sigh* you really do have the cutest familia! I wish you're sister the best of luck on her very first HM and you on the 5k :-)

Kita said...

I love softball and volleyball. You are going to have a great summer.

Shannon said...

Volleyball sounds so much fun!

Chad in the AZ Desert said...

It sure looks like you have a full plate of stuff. Have fun with all of it!

aron said...

looks like you have a lot of fun stuff going on!!!

Runner Leana said...

Happy teacher appreciation week!

That triathlon sounds great. Woo hoo, your first outdoor event!!

on my way, or "tri"ing to be said...

Yeha... you have alot going on this summer. So much fun, I wanted to join a softball league but it just wasn't happening this summer. I too signed up for a Tri, June 27th.... it's open water so it's going to be interesting!!

P.O.M. said...

Sounds like mucho fun things to look forward to!

Badgergirl said...

You've got a full summer of stuff to look forward to!

Colleen said...

Sounds like you are super busy with fun stuff! :) Best of luck at the 5k and to your whole family for their events!

And thank you for being a teacher... you guys are all so important and I'm glad that you are getting some recognition!

Jess said...

Softball and volleyball! Man girl you will be busy with your sports, but that will be a ton of fun and great cross training!

N.D. said...

that is a sweet start to the week- we get pens!! good luck on the 5k!!

M*J*C said...

How exciting about your first outdoor tri!!!! You've got lots of fun stuff coming up, way to enjoy the outdoors!!! Good luck on the 5K!

Ms. Math said...

Wow, you're going to be one busy girl this summer! Good luck on the 5K! Have fun!

jay_say said...

Happy teacher appreciation week! Our PTO also brought in food - Monday was mexican food and we had so much that there were left overs on Tuesday. They brought in italian food on Thursday and our principal cooked eggs and bacon for burritos Friday morning. Every year, our PTO "gives" all teachers $75 - you just have to submit the receipt and they will reimburse you. However, not all teachers take advantage of it.