Thursday, April 19, 2007

Day 2

Well, I made it through my second day. Phew.

I'm blessed with very good kids. Sometimes they get out of hand, but by and large, it's been fun. And, I never realized how great it would be to hear the words, "Miss TriZilla"!

This blog is going to be set aside for a while. There is no real training going on, and there will not be until... well until I'm not drowning in real life. I'm happy now, just very challenged, and I need every spare second to get caught up.

It might only be a few days, who knows!

I have this race thing on Sunday.... It's going to be fun. I've made up my mind. Just fun.

Maybe next week I'll be able to settle in a bit! Here's hoping! Hope you are all doing well.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Too Close.

What a tragedy. What senseless destruction.

It touches our lives daily. It makes us struggle to find sense. Reason.

This time came a little too close. Too close.

I panicked. I prayed. I called (wanting to know, but afraid). No breath.

And that wonderful sigh of relief came when I heard he was ok.

My heart goes out to those that do not get that sigh. That will forever have to wonder why.

Monday, April 16, 2007


and it's a doosey!!!

Lotsa news:

- I'm living in PA now. In case you didn't know.

-I escaped grad school. It's been 6 lovely months now. I'm moving forward.

-I got a job!!!! I am now a teacher (or will be for the next 2 months) in Chemistry in a local High School. I'm soooo excited (and scared). My first day is Wednesday.

-I'm doing a triathlon this Sunday. Should be fun since i think the last time i was in a pool was February. Haven't biked in a while, and certainly not 16 miles. Eh! Oh well! Should be interesting, at the very least. Anyway, I'm there for my friend. It's her first!

Hmm, I guess that's it for now! I'll keep you posted on how my first day goes... Back to lesson plans!

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Getting Back...

How many times does this happen... Derailment followed by getting back on the wagon. But, I have to say that getting back into the swing of things feels so so good!

I figured out that my body does not like running two days in a row. I've finally run 3 times in a week with NO pain. You have no idea what a blessing that feels like right now. (Well, maybe you do.) :)

So, I've scrapped the 1/2 marathon, and I'm using the next 3 weeks to get in tri mode. Good thing, since there's a tri scheduled on 4/22. Don't worry, Karen, I'll be there. It might be ugly (small fields make me nervous...), but I'll get there.

Lessee, in other news, I got the stitches taken out of my finger. I'll post pics if you want... let me know. I was also just recently certified to substitute teach... and since I can't get fingerprinted for the FBI clearance yet, it looks like I'll be going to the city first. GAH! Should be interesting, to say the least, folks!