Bittersweet is the best way to describe my last days of student teaching. The kids were awesome and I happily ate entirely too much food the last two days of school. I'm going to miss my cooperating teacher, she is a gem. The good news, I only have one more class to go (tomorrow night) and then I'm officially done with school. To celebrate I went shopping and finally got a RunningSkirts running skirt (thank goodness for their clearance sale):only fine, but it pulled in places it should not (my bum) and was loose in places it should not be (my waist). I'm not sure what the huge deal is with these skirts. Maybe my mind will change when I can wear it outdoors next spring.
This morning was supposed to be the first of five Winter Series Races. While the midwest was getting dumped on our temps dropped and the rain turned to sleet and everything was frozen at my house this morning. I am willing to run when it is cold and over icy patches (at a slow pace) and I'll even run when it is raining. I will not drive on icy roads unless absolutely necessary so I missed my 15K this morning and ran on the treadmill instead. To make it even easier to decide whether to stay home or to go was the fact that at 10am it was ~35F and raining; I've had some version of a cold for seven weeks and running in the rainy cold weather would not have helped me get better. I did not make it all 15K, but considering I've done next to no running for the past seven weeks I'm happy with my 8 miler.
There are four more Winter Series Races, next up is the Hangover Half on 1/1/11. I hope to be ready to run a S.L.O.W. half to start the new year.