Saturday, January 14, 2012

Going the Distance

If you guys haven't noticed, I haven't been that into school lately. Don't get me wrong. I am still going in each and every day and giving my kids my all, but my spare time has been dedicated to training for a mini marathon that I am running in Disney World next month.

I've never been a runner. I started in July with a Couch to 5k program  (which I highly recommend)and was running 3.1 miles by September. Although difficult in the beginning, I noticed some definite physical and mental benefits from running. But I knew I needed something BIG to motivate me to get up at 5am to continue my training. So my WONDERFUL husband informed me that if I trained for the Disney Princess Mini Marathon he would take me to Orlando to run it. 13.1 miles? Could I really do that? I was willing to give it a shot. After all,  I had 5 months to train for it. So now the lazy Saturdays that were once dedicated to perusing blogs while sitting in my living room by the blazing fire are now taken up by my weekly long run (today it was 8 miles) followed by a recovery nap.

But I won't give up on you guys if you don't give up on me. Today I have a singular/plural sort freebie for ya. My kiddos were having difficulty with this concept, so I added pictures. 

Tell me what you think! Have a great rest of your Saturday, guys.



A Teacher's Treasure said...

haha I'm right there with ya!!! the first thing I asked my midde schoolers when we returned from winter break was 'how many more days till spring break"?!?

Good for you for training! What an incentive! you' ve got a great hubby! You can do it!!!

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Ms. Rachel said...

This is great!!!! My kiddos could really benefit from this activity!

Kim said...

Love this! Thanks for the freebie! I'm your newest follower!

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Sheree Peterson said...

I'm working on plurals right now. This is a terrific idea! Thanks for sharing!

Randy Sue McKeever said...

I have been working on this with my kiddos at school. I think the pictures will be a big plus for them! Thank you for posting Heather!

Jen R. (The Teachers' Cauldron) said...

ooh..I'm workin on training for a 1/2 too!! and then a full marathon! eek!
thanks for the freebies
The Teachers’ Cauldron

Karen said...

Wow! A 1/2 marathon! I am very impressed. I want to run in the worst way, but my knee does not allow it. So I walk which it can handle. I really enjoy 5K's. Good luck with the race! Can't wait to hear all about it!

MissSmartiePants said...

Cute! Thanks for sharing!! Hello from your newest follower Kylie (:

Karina Alvarez said...

My students always love this activity! Thank you for sharing!

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