Sunday, August 15, 2010

Confessions of a lazy blogger

Soo... I'm back.  Both Cam and I, since she is joining me by sitting on my lap as I type this.
Cam looks like she has just seen a ghost and I have just returned from a little treadmill run at the gym.  This past week marked my first week with students in the classroom.  I have a class of 36 fifth-graders this year!  The number still shocks me, but if you came in my room, you wouldn't think it was too bad.  By concentrating on classroom procedures this week, plus being strict in my discipline (and being blessed with a great group of kids), my class is running smoothly and under control.  Going back to school has been a lot of fun!

As far as working out, I made the decision not to train for another marathon.  At the beginning of July, I joined Weight Watchers and am proud to say I am down about 10 pounds!  Stepping on a treadmill in Pure Fitness, I was input-ing my weight when I realized, "Wow, this is the lowest weight I have ever keyed into a treadmill AND I am not marathon training."  The realization that I can weigh less, by eating healthier and exercising normally led me to decide to take a break from the marathon for the time being.  A triathlon is still in my sights and I want to run some fun 5k's.  Plus, now I get to sit on the sidelines at PF Changs and cheer for my little sister, Jamie, as she runs her first marathon! 

About 30 minutes ago,  I signed up for the Sabino Canyon Classic in Tucson on September 25th.  It's a hilly four-mile run with a free mexican breakfast, free Robeks smoothie and free massage after.  I love those perks! 


  1. Don't forget you'll be cheering for Lenka and I too! :-)

  2. I think you are just doing awesome. You are such an accomplished woman, great marriage, great mommy, you're active and take care of your body, you make a difference in kid's life! You are just doing amazing friend

  3. Haha...I see Josh and Nick in the background :) Hi Cam! Hi Jo! Yay for you and 10lbs! If I start running again (just finished my last weight loss session) I want to run the 4 miler in you have a link?

  4. Joey - Yes, definitely you and Lenka too! I will need to make three signs :-)

    Leah - Thank you for your kind words! You are an amazing woman as well :-) I look forward to that Monday text!

    Leslie - Love to have you run it with Jamie and I in Tucson. Here's the link:

  5. Don't look to forward to my text this week Jo. I engorges myself at Fogo de Ciao this weekend. Yikes!

  6. Awesome! I'll sign up for that soon. Yay! How exciting. :)

  7. Good for you Jo! 10 pounds is awesome. Well, I will pick up the marathon training for you. I have been asked to Team Lead a marathon group, and the perk is free marathon training. So, here I go!

    You are doing just wonderfully, and I look forward to continuing reading about your triathlon training.