My students think it’s hilarious that I run, like, for fun. The amount of complaining I hear when it’s “run the mile day” in their PE class is enormous (and I think it’s hilarious). Yesterday, one student asked, “Wait, how do you have time to run? You’re a teacher!” I cracked up and quickly replied, “I just run really fast” and moved on to the lesson for the day. But, that really got me thinking…why do I run?
*I love eating. A lot. Especially carbs. Lots and lots of carbs.
*I also am my father’s daughter and love butter.
*Two words – bragging rights.
*When I’m on a run, it’s my “me-time”. It’s just me the path in front of me.
*Running allows me work stuff out. Sometimes, I start a run with a problem in mind and usually things click into place.
*Although, sometimes the only problem is the long hill in front of me.
*In the same realm, I lesson plan during long runs.
*Running is one of the biggest things C and I have in common. I mean, c’mon, our first wedding anniversary was spent running the Madison Half-Marathon.
*While we don’t have kids (and won’t for a while), we’re looking forward to encouraging the future munchkins to be active and “run” with Mom and Dad.