16 4 / 2014
She’s living with my sister for a while. Until we have a place of our own. We’re not brave enough to make the cross-country move with 2 kitties. Plus, it’s much harder to find a place to live with more than 1 pet.
We’ll still see her when we visit. It’s hard though. And I’m hoping she’s wanted and loved and doesn’t feel like a burden.
16 4 / 2014
Does your training plan still have speed intervals a week before the race? I trust the plan, so I did them.
Interval - 6 to 10 miles total. 2 x (3 x 800m) at 10K pace, 90 seconds recovery, 5 minutes
I stuck to just 6 miles. The bm monster reared it’s head 2x. The fought it off the 2nd time.
Goal is to run just 5 seconds shy of that interval time. I might need to look at my life and my choices. I’ll still try!
15 4 / 2014
westcoastrunner asked me how I set up my tumblr to post my updates. This should work, but if it doesn’t, I’m in the same boat as you are.
Go to the BAA website and access the athlete alert page:
You can create an online account and sign up LOTS of people to get your alerts. See the link? That’ll get you where you need to go.
Log in once you’ve created a username and password.
Type in your bib number and select internet email.
Your blog email can be accessed in your settings. Click the gear at the top of the page and scroll down until you see your tumblr email. It should be email@example.com (It’ll be rather random)
Plug that address into the form on the BAA page and click submit!
BUT PLEASE BE AWARE THAT IT WILL POST TO YOUR BLOG IMMEDIATELY TO CONFIRM.
CONFIRM QUICKLY AND THEN ERASE THE POST. IT WILL SHOW YOUR TUMBLR EMAIL AND ALLOW ANYONE TO POST TO YOUR BLOG VIA EMAIL.
I just noticed that you can reset your tumblr posting address, but then you’d have to wait until after the marathon or go through the whole process all over again with a new email. BUT you do have an option if someone sees your blog email and posts unwanted items.
14 4 / 2014
Originally when we talked I had a first & second grade position open. [Those positions no longer exist.] This has now left me with a third grade position that I have just opened and a fifth grade position that I will be posting soon. I know this may be disappointing and I know you had mentioned that you enjoyed the lower grades but I am wondering if you would be interested in either of these new positions…If you are interested I would not need to reinterview you but I would use our previous interview as a point of reference.
Not ideal but
13 4 / 2014
Last long run!
But, boy, was a it a sh*t show.
I had SUPER zealous plans to do my run and then get home in time to ride my bike to church.
DIDN’T HAPPEN. Who would have known it was 82 degrees this afternoon? I guess I could have if I had checked the weather. Aye.
Decided to do part of it on the trails. I was glad for the slow down, but it didn’t stop me from walking a lot. Because of time, I changed my route and skipped the bike ride.
10 miles done.
A received a lovely note from a friend, but I have to wait to open it. Super exciting! I love letters!
But I’m ready to run this marathon. I’d like to not think about training for a bit.
11 4 / 2014
Thank you for interviewing with [Utah] School District. I’m writing to inform you that the teaching positions for which you applied are no longer available."
It’s fine because I knew that interview wasn’t great. There was no laughing or personality. It was less than 20 minutes and I didn’t feel emotionally tied to any of the interviewers.