March Runfessions

Life, Running

Hi Friends:) So, I’ve never partaken in the whole “runfessions” thing before, but I feel like I need to this month. March is always one of the more dreaded months on the teacher’s calendar, because we often have no breaks or long weekends to look forward to. March is squeezed in between Winter Break in […]

March 29, 2018

Teacher Tuesday: Standardized Test Week is Soul Crushing


This week is the first week of standardized testing for my 10th graders. As I teach in Massachusetts, my students take the MCAS tests. In 10th grade, the MCAS span 3 days for ELA, and two for Math. I am a special education teacher. That means that the students I work with need a specialized […]

March 27, 2018

Boston Marathon Training Monday #23: A REALLY Long Run Recap


Hi Friends, This was a super weird week for workouts. Since I did “just” 10 miles for my long run last weekend, I wasn’t too sore on Monday. So I finally didn’t have an excuse to skip my Monday night weight training session.┬áBut, like, it’d been almost a month since I legitimately did my leg […]

March 26, 2018

One Month Out:) Boston Marathon 2018


Guys. GUYS. I’m now just 4 weeks out from running the Boston Marathon!!!! So I thought I’d talk a little bit about where my head’s at going into my last few weeks of training. Running Boston- and for the hospital that has supported me through some seriously complicated medical challenges throughout the last decade- has […]

March 18, 2018

Book Review: The Love Letters of Abelard and Lily

Life, Reading

Hi Friends, Maybe you haven’t heard, but here in Boston we are getting absolutely pummeled by a series of Nor’Easters. Yesterday we had a full-on Blizzard, which forced me indoors all day, except for a 1-hour shoveling shift in the evening. When all was said and done, we got about 15.5 inches of snow in […]

March 14, 2018

March Goals (Only a Week Late!)


Hi Friends:) I haven’t done a goals post in SO LONG. But this month, I have a whole lot of things that I want to get done. So I’m going to put them out there, and wish that the universe will look favorably upon my hopes. Before I dive into this month’s goals, I wanted […]

March 7, 2018

Teacher Tuesday: 12 Lessons That Can’t Be Taught


Hi Friends:) As I discussed in yesterday’s post, last week was a crazy week at work. Something about coming back from a vacation the same week as a full moon that caused many, many of my students to make some really poor choices. Kids make mistakes. Thats how we all learn, right? By trying and […]

March 6, 2018