Sunday, March 15, 2009

It feels good...

to come in first! My time was 29.01 This was not my best but it put me at first place for females ages 51-60 in this morning's Cove to Clover 5k which was, as I had predicted, a real butt burner with lots of up hill running and twists and turns in the first mile. I think my time put me at something like 20th overall but I am not sure. It was a small race of about 350 people and the proceeds went to Highline Food Bank. I do know the male for my age group had a time of about 25 minutes and the best overall time for a male was 20 and some odd seconds and the females' best overall was 24 something. When I drove to the start line it was SNOWING! Yes, there was snow again in Seattle. So it was a COLD race too. My lungs protested against the cold air and I had a bit of a coughing jag when I finished but I feel SO much better than last weekend. Mick Kelly's was packed and the beer was flowing at the finish line. I think I will make this run a regular on my schedule instead of doing the usual St. Patrick's Day Dash downtown. Although I know there were some crazy folks who did BOTH races today; they really earned their beer!


First!
Originally uploaded by mtnester.

By time I got home the sun was shining and the wind blowing. Gale force winds are forecasted but I don't think they are that fierce (at least not yet). It is still cold enough to know that winter has one more week with us and we keep our winter clothes handy and the space heater hums at my feet. Even these Crocuses are huddled together and keeping their petals wrapped close.


The day is slipping away so quickly and I really need to work on report cards for my students. Remember the little guy I wrote about back in December, the one who has a Sensory Integration Dysfunction? His behavior IS improving; he still doesn't produce work like the other kids but at least he joins us at the tables or on the carpet, he rarely asks to 'stir up the crayons' anymore, and chairs were overturned only once last week. Best of all, he came into the classroom on Tuesday and after greeting me he says, "You know, I love school!". Now THAT'S progress!

9 comments:

Barbara said...

I can't believe you ran today!! You cazy woman...Those antibiotics must have done wonders.
So Bravo to you and your First Place:)..Just think what you could have done if you weren't in recovery from last weeks cold!!!
Glad the little guy in your class is coming around. It really is why we do this job isn't it??
Fondly, Barbara

Anna Rae said...

Congrats mom! That sure is a pretty medal.

Rosemary said...

With all the antibiotics on board and then a run too. Strong woman.

Lisa said...

Great run!!! Glad to hear you are feeling better. Love the crocus photo, I can't wait, we still have 2-3 feet of snow in our yard:(
Happy St. Patty's Day!!!! Lisa

Chase said...

awesome job Teresa!

Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS!
I tried to put a comment in on Flicker but it doesn't work. Such ambition and you had that terrible cold.

Mom

Mrs4444 said...

Sounds like a great candidate for summer school :)

Congrats on your race! Wow-That's terrific.

Jocelyn said...

You are so awesome!

My goal is to be running at age 80 so that I can place in my age category. I'll probably come in third in it...even if I'm the only woman in her 80's in the race.

Anonymous said...

WAY TO GO!! THO RUNNING ISN'T MY CHOICE i ADMIRE ANYONE THAT DOES IT.SHANNA IS INTO IT TO GET IN SHAPE FOR HER WEDDING. SHE'S ALSO INTO BIKING.I ALWAYS TELL HER TO RUN A MILE FOR ME BUT IT DOESN'T HELP THE SCALE FOR ME. THE GODMOTHER