Last week I did thirty miles, all on the treadmill. All. On. The. Treadmill. When the snowstorms started up again Monday night, I felt like I would never see the sun again, but then Saturday happened.
|The sun DOES exist in Ohio!|
|This is EXACTLY how I look when I feel like I'm flying down Sand Run.|
|Do you see me?|
While we were running, I told Kristin the following story about her daughter, to whom I taught AP Literature and Composition:
We (AP Lit. students and I) were analyzing Carpe Diem poems, looking at how different poets use the same motifs to convey the theme of Seize the Day; then we talked about how we could embrace the moment. I told the students that I had recently signed up to run a leg of the relay for the Akron Marathon, and that next year I could probably run the half marathon. Mattie said, "Wait. Haven't you already run more than any of the legs of the relay?"
I replied, "Well, yes, but I don't think I'm ready to take on the half marathon this year."
And then Mattie said, "Then what the hell are we doing talking about Carpe Diem?"
That day I went home and registered for the Akron Half Marathon, and the rest is history.
|I teach some pretty smarty-pants kids.|
1st time running on Burning River relay team (Leg 7--holla!) with the Mother Runners
Ragnar Trail Appalachians WV ultra team relay (woot! First time on an ultra team! 30 miles of trails!)
1st time running back-to-back races (8k and half marathon for Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon Series)
My first marathon (Akron Marathon)
All of these goals scare the hell out of me, so I know they must be worthy. Now I'm going to work my ass off to achieve those goals because-- CARPE DIEM, Peeps!
|This is EXACTLY how I look when I say, "Carpe Diem, Peeps!"|
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