I apologize for my absence. I rarely several days go by without a post, but life has been very busy and very stressful.
Here’s a brief summary of what I’ve been up to.
Over the weekend, Craig and I went camping with another couple from our church. I did not take a single picture while we were there, so you’ll have to enjoy this picture from a previous camping trip.
We spent two nights camping at Quartz Creek Campground which is on the Kenai Peninsula. It is definitely one of my favorite campgrounds because the lots are well-maintained, there is ample room to spread out on each lot, there are trees and vegetation all around you, and you have beautiful views of Kenai Lake.
Highlights of the trip:
- I ran 3 miles on Saturday morning. It is always a big accomplishment for me to run while camping.
- We had very little rain. . . .and a little sun.
- My Therm-a-rest sleeping pad was super comfortable.
Lowlights of the trip:
- I froze my butt off the entire time, which is normal.
- Not eating enough vegetables.
I am starting to get back into the groove of running.
Last week’s total mileage: 24 miles
My goal for this week: 33 miles
So far I ran 6 miles on Monday, 4 miles on Tuesday, and 7 miles (3 x 1 mile repeats) this morning.
I also went to the gym with Craig on Monday night to lift weights for 45 minutes. Now I am super sore, but I love it!
I have been slacking on cooking and baking lately. I did cook a couple of meals at the beginning of last week that we ate for leftovers the remainder of the week.
For our camping trip, Craig did cook a big pot of White Chicken Chili, which is must-try if you haven’t had this before! And tonight I am going to make Curried Tofu with Israeli Couscous <—also a good one.
Overall, I was impressed with the granola bar. I liked the flavor and would consider buying them in the store.
Two words: VERY STRESSFUL!!
Even more stressful than last year!! Things have not been going well for me.
I was hopeful this school year would turn out to be okay, but the kids are no longer scared because it is their first day and they are giving me a run for my money.
I hate having to be someone I am not and am struggling to find motivation to teach each class. I am not sleeping well, I dread getting up in the morning, and I can’t believe it is only September.
I also started taking a class on Tuesday nights in order to renew my teaching license. (I have another class that will start in November as well.) These classes will definitely take time away from my blogging because of attending the class and working on homework. So I don’t think I will be able to blog very much this semester. Hopefully, it will pick up again next semester.