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.