Thursday, July 12, 2012

Summer Simplicity

I love summer and the fact that I am a teacher and have the summer off adds a certain sweetness to the steamy days and sultry nights. I have so much freedom and I really love that!  I LOVE. LOVE, LOVE being a teacher and look forward to going back to school - in August. Until then I will continue to do all the things that make me happy!

  • Getting up early to run
  • Or not - I have all day!!
  • Running twice a day if I feel like it
  • Running trails on hot, humid days
  • Hitting the gym for a 4 a.m. workout with a friend who is just as crazy as I am
  • Trying out a kick-ass conditioning class in the middle of the afternoon
  • Lunching with friends
  • Hanging out at the local swimming pool with my kids
  • Dropping the kids off at the pool and getting the afternoon to myself
  • The tanned skin and sun-kissed cheeks of my children in contrast to their sunny smiles
  • Reading, reading, reading - yes, Shades of Grey was first on the list of must-reads!!
  • Reading blogs - I have learned so many cool things from other bloggers!!!
  • Learning  - all kinds of new interests!
  • Coaching a kid's triathlon team
  • Kayaking at the lake
  • Really - everything at the lake!
  • Red sunsets
  • Hot parking lots, hot cars, working A/C
  • Baseball games
This list could keep going!!!  Hope that you are finding your happiness too!!
*FYI - this post does not mean that life is perfect!  Maybe I will reveal my cynical side in the next post!!

Last week a news station out of the Twin Cities did a little segment on trail running. They came to Mankato and interviewed me and a friend.  Really cool!  Here is the link!Trail Running Interview

1 comment:

  1. Love the interview! And you are making me really want to be a teacher! :)