Teacher Tuesday: Self Care


Life

Hi Friends:) I am barely getting this post typed up. I mean, it’s like 7pm on a Tuesday and I am only just now pondering my “Teacher Tuesday” post. I’m also multitasking, and will have to stand up and run to the door to give out candy to trick-or-treaters about 1,3834,8103,9091 times before I hit […]

October 31, 2017

Marathon Monday #2: Finding What Works!


Life, Running

Hi Friends:) I had a great week of pre-marathon training and fitness this week, which was super helpful because work has been hard lately. I am a big believer in finding joy in the little things even when everything else feels really rough. After being injured all summer, I am so thankful to have fitness […]

October 30, 2017

Book Review: Turtles All The Way Down by John Green


Life, Reading

Hi Friends:)   I have been a fan of John Green’s brilliant young adult novels since I first discovered The Fault In Our Stars a few years back. I’ve since read all of his novels, and just love the fast-paced dialogue and quirky characters that remind me so much of my own high school classmates. […]

October 28, 2017

The Great Coffee Debate


Life, Running

Hi Friends:) A weird thing happened to me recently. I woke up one morning, and I felt repulsed by the idea of drinking coffee. This is SO not my normal. I got hooked on caffeine as a teenager; I started drinking a cup of tea each morning in the 8th grade, and that escalated to […]

October 27, 2017

Teacher Tuesday: Keeping the Cool


Life

Hi Friends:) Fellow teachers who are reading this: Did your students BLOW UP last week, as well? I don’t know what it is about the 6-week mark, guys. But for some reason every mid-October, my students lose their gosh darn minds. As a result, I spend most of late October and early November having one […]

October 24, 2017

Book Review: Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling


Life, Reading

Hi Friends, A few years ago, when I was living with roommates in New York City, I read Mindy Kaling’s first book. One night while I was reading after work, my roommate rushed into my bedroom, because she’d overheard my hysterical noises from her own room. She’d assumed I was hysterically crying and came in […]

October 19, 2017

Teacher Tuesday: The Art of the Side Job


Life

Hi Friends:) Whenever I tell people that I’m a teacher, they almost immediately tell me, “You must love getting the summers off.” And I raise my eyebrows and say “Uh, I guess I will someday enjoy taking a summer off, but I’ve worked every summer since I was 14 so….” Teaching pays pretty well, don’t […]

October 17, 2017

Is Running a Cheap Sport?!?


Life, Running

Hi Friends, I always like to do some budgeting and financial planning in the fall. As a teacher, this is the time to get your goals in order and figure out which side jobs you’re going to pick up in order to make those goals happen (I’ll do a Teacher Tuesday on allllll my side […]

October 12, 2017

Taking Care, Giving Back + BIG NEWS!!


Life, Running

Hi Friends:) My last post was one of the realer posts I’ve put up on this site, and coincidentally it was one of my most popular posts to date. It’s wonderful to know that my readers are cool with reading some more serious stuff once in a while. I’m still in a bit of an […]

October 11, 2017