Thursday, August 26, 2010

Three Things Thursday ...

1. In addition to marathon training, working as a running coach, managing my Etsy shop, and being a stay-at-home mom, I serve as the VP of Licensing at the Ashland Community Preschool (obviously, I needed something else to do with my time). ACP is a parent-run Montessori cooperative preschool, which I love. We are going into our third year there and Doodle is super excited to get started again.

But I am slightly less excited. Mainly because the start of a new school year means a lot of work for me. Between all the paperwork and Social Services requirements, it's like having a full-time job. But of all the things I have had to accomplish to get our parents and students ready for the school year, the most challenging has been getting a background check done on myself. Apparently, the State Police of Virginia are willing to release the search results for the 30 other parents in our school to me, but they don't want me to have my own. Funny? I wonder what they are hiding from me. I'm pretty sure that I already know everything that I have already done.

2. Since I am super cool and you probably want to know even more about me, head over to Run Jodi Run today. Jodi is featuring me in her post today. You can check it out HERE.

3. Thanks for all of your suggestions on my shoe woes. I really think that the foot pain was a fluke after all. I tested the shoes again on last night's run (6.27 miles) and this morning (8 miles), and I was pain-free. The shoes felt exactly like my old pair (with slightly more cushioning). Maybe my feet just needed a break. And for good reason ...

I am running a lot. I have not taken a rest day since last Tuesday. That is nine straight days of running. In those nine days, I have run 61.47 miles. Tomorrow is supposed to be a rest day, but I am going to run anyway. I committed to 10 days of running without a break (Thanks Shelly). And I am going to do it.

20 comments:

Michelle said...

whoa that's a lot of running. you're an inspiration. keep it up :)

abbi said...

that's some serious mileage - great job and glad to hear the shoe thing was a fluke!

Silly Girl Running said...

Well, 10 straight days of running...I really wouldn't know why your feet would need a rest day? ;) Kidding; you rock!

Marlene said...

Glad the shoes seem to be okay afterall!

Wowzers, you are a running machine!!

misszippy said...

Be careful girlfriend!

Courtney said...

You're such an inspiration! Keep up the great running T!! :)

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

I love how busy you are as a stay at home mom. It's almost funny to use that term with you since you "work" so much.

I wonder what they are hiding from you. What did you really do T? The world may never know...and if VA Police have their way, neither will you.

I never had a doubt that you would do 10 days.

Katie A. said...

Glad the foot is okay!!!

Good job on the miles! Take your next run easy - your legs will thank you for it ;) Happy Thursday!

Kellie said...

Glad to hear you don't have to toss the shoes. And I'm very impressed/inspired with your commitment to run 10 days in a row. Good job!

Emz said...

AN ETSY SHOP TOO?!?

HOLY CRAP.

Kovas Palubinskas said...

10 days? Maybe that's why your foot was hurting. Be careful out there.

Shannon said...

My legs can't do 10 days of running in a row. I think I would be hurting regardless of my shoes. But I'm glad your foot pain has resolved itself. I can't wait to run again after my baby is born....I get jealous reading about all the runners!

Jamie said...

I'm uber impressed with how you manage everything. Congrats on the big mileage week and running streak! So random they won't release your background check to you though.

racing dawn said...

Thats a ton o' running lady! After day 10 you better get yourself a little treat! What's your etsy shop? Have I missed that?

Karen said...

SO glad the shoes are going to work for you!! You are a busy woman!!! lol Way to make a goal and stick with it! Good job!

Judi said...

Ten days of running! Ahhhh . . . that sounds like a lot to me! :)

I love the Montessori method! My girls went to a Montessori preschool and I use a lot of the ideas here at home.

Amazing miles!

runningwithsass.com said...

yikes thats a lot of running. dont hurt yourself!

MCM Mama said...

Hmm, wonder what you got up to that you don't remember. ;o)

Speaking of etsy, I'm sitting here wearing one of your headbands because my current haircut is a FAIL. The headband is at least getting it out of my eyes LOL.

At least take it easy tomorrow!

Becka said...

I didn't know you did the bands too!! I just was in your shop, cute stuff. I am in the market for something with red... or green... or blue... I promised the boyfriend I'd not buy any more running related items until after I get back from Hawaii though :(

Lesley @ racingitoff.com said...

How did I miss the headbands? Pretty much nothing works for me... I have major flyaways, but I have a tiny head and headbands always slip off my little pinhead (I wouldn't mind having a pinhead if my body was a toothpick, but I'm not that lucky. ;-) ). Very cute. Sounds like you have a ton on your plate. Awesome!