- Still student teaching. Which means I have like 5 jobs (dad, husband, student teacher, research troll, hoop jumper) and still only so many hours in the week. So, the blog loses out most weeks.
- Still running. My foot has gone back to almost normal, as long as I don't wear tight shoes, which means I have two pairs of shoes I can wear (student teaching doesn't pay...) without being hobbled. I'm trending back toward a more minimal running shoe approach lately and it seems to be working a treat. I've also been sneaking in some very short barefoot runs. Those have not gone as well; my metatarsals still get a little angry if I go too far (more than about 1/4 mile). I'm pretty content to be a minimalist runner, though. My pace has stayed on par with my "real shoes" runs and I feel better, with no knee/hip aches and pangs. Average pace these days is about 9 minutes/mile. I've got my eye on the 8's, but i need to get more mileage in before that'll happen.
- Still a nerd. Research troll mode is tedious, but it suits me. I've restarted my thesis research 2 or 3 times now because I wasn't satisfied with what I've been finding. The challenge of finding just the right search terms is so fun for me (Yes. I realize how nerdy that sounds. bite me). I finally got a good stack of articles, read them and organized my thoughts. Now i just have to write the darn thing...tomorrow...because tonight I have to write up my Assessment lesson sequence and associated
drivelanalysis so I can check that off this week (hoop jumped!).
About mid June you can expect to see more long, boring explanations about why I suck as a runner, with jokes aplenty at my own expense. Just stick with me a bit longer....