Friday, September 28, 2007


This next week is going to be crazy. I'm not sure how I am supposed to get everything done, but I will.

Saturday-Sept. 29th- I am going to a wedding of a couple that I have known since they were little. I think that I have known the groom, Isaac, since he was in 1st or 2nd grade and the bride since she was in about 4th grade. They have grown up together at church and are now getting married. I'm so excited to go, but it also makes me feel so old.

After the wedding I get picked up by my friend Darlene and head to Michigan to do the Apple Cider Century bike ride. It is a beautiful ride. The trees here are already starting to turn colors, so we look forward to the ride. The have 25, 50,75, and 100 mile bike rides. Last year we did the 50 mile loop. This year we are going to do the 25 mile ride. It was a lot of fun and I cannot wait to do it. The ride is on Sunday.

Sunday after the ride I head home and do homework and then get ready for a week long teaching experience for school. I will be in the classroom all week of a 5th grade teacher. I will be teaching between 1-3 lessons and maybe doing a bulletin board or two. This is on top of other classes. I'm excited to finally get in a classroom though. I was hoping for a younger grade, but 5th grade is fine. My daughter is in 4th and her bestfriend is in 5th. I know most of the songs to High School musical 1 and 2 and I watch Hanna Montana, so I'll be fine with the girls and I love sports, and know enough about Japanese Animation to get me by. I should be ok. :-) We'll see what happens.

I still have to go to my classes that meet on Monday and Thursday night and I have a HUGE state certification test on October 6th. The pressure is insane, but I'll do it.

I'm bummed though cause the means less time at the gym. I will have to make it up at home and in the eating department. All the spare time I will have next week will be used for studying and taking care of the family. Phew. I'm tired just thinking of it all.

Please pray for me as I try to balence all of this. I should probably skip the bike ride, but I can study in the car and I need the time away. It will be good for me. Have a blessed week as blogging will not be a priority from here on out. I'll probably blog on October 7th to let you know how everything went unless I am dead.

UPDATE (9/29/07)-please check out and leave comments for my friend AUNT RITA. I have her blog listed to the right. She will be a first time triathlete tomorrow (Sunday) afternoon. GO RITA!!! YOU WILL KICK SOME BOOTAY!!

Also, I have listed some more great blogs. Check out Jessi Thompson, Iron Trish, Im Able, Live Each Day, Iron WIll and Waddling. These blogs give me great inspiration when I read them. Iron Wil is going to have a contest in the off season to help keep all of us athletes going during the hard winter months. She even has prizes. Check out her blog for details.


Anonymous said...

Hey girl! YOu're going to be awesome at that student teaching! Just mentally "keep" all the good stuff you learn and quietly discard from your brain any practices that don't jive with your philosophy. I've been teaching for 16 years (oh my gosh!!) and it's still crazy - but great.


Hey - tomorrow is my first sprint triathlon. I am so nervous but I am doing it in a large way thanks to YOU!!! Check my blog for what promises to be a hilarious post-race discussion! ha ha

WADDLER26.2 said...

Have a great time on your ride . It will be a perfect week-end

I live in Bolingbrook. So the Subaru is on my training route. Hope to meet you there.