This week’s Fun Monday is hosted by Jan. Here is her fun topic:
My 5K award from the race Saturday, I am so proud of it!
I woke up early to go and take part in the Raccoon Mountain Race. I was so excited to be using my Nike+ sports kit for the first time. The weather was perfect, the crowd was a good size. We started off a few minutes after 7.30 am. Its usually intimidating when you start the race, everyone takes off so fast and everyone passes you. After a few minutes, I was informed that I had completed 1k. Then we reached the point where the 10K turns right, and 5K turns left. Before I reached the mid point, I was informed again that I had reached the mid-point. ok. well, on the way back, my goal was to pass 10 people, I managed to pass 14 people and came in second for my age group. My Nike+ sporks kit clocked in 5.9Km. It was a great run and I will be back next year.
Tomorrow is the Raccoon Mountain 5K and 10K, I love this race. first it is for a good cause, education, then the scenery is amazing and then its a small run. Maybe this year it will be bigger who knows, if you are going for the run, all the best. It will be my first run with my Nike+ sports kit.
Have an awesome weekend.
I own so so many pedometers and all of them were given to me at different points. But they have never worked for me, the last fancy one I had fell of my belt clip. So, I took it to another level and bought an Nike+ Ipod Sports kid. You connect it to your ipod, put the sensor in your shoe and you program how far you want to run etc. It tells you how far you have gone. I am so excited and I cannot wait to use it on saturday. I am tired of putting guess work into my running, at times you think you have run a certain distance and then you discover that you were short…the three weeks program continues.
BB update, I hope Russell does not go home, will make the finals more interesting. just a wish…doesn’t help me in life
I went shopping for groceries today, I picked 2% cheese, fat free ice cream and avoided high fructose corn syrup like the plague. Though some people say that high fructose corn syrup is not bad for you, not sure I believe them. It was a busy day today, we had a ceremony at work where my supervisors and other supervisors were honored for their support of the troops…lovely ceremony.
Today I got accepted into the Thrive program at work. Thrive program is a 8 weeks program where you do work outs in a group. You stay with the same group for the 8 weeks and meet twice a week for strength workouts with a Coach. I am excited about it! I am still doing my 3 weeks program and I am halfway there. You do cardio on your own and they have nutrition classes too. Hope you are all keeping fit.
Today’s Fun Monday is hosted by Faye and her topic is very timely. Here is her assignment:
Last Thursday the big yellow school buses hit the road, picking up students from all over the county for the first day of school. Those students ranged from scared and excited kindergartners to sophisticated high schoolers. However, I’m sure they all shared the same feelings: excitement at meeting old and new friends, concerns about liking and getting along with new teachers, were they dressed “right”, and would they fit in this year? Some may even be thinking about what they’d be learning this year–would they like their subjects and could they do the work?
–If so, what would you like to learn? Something job related to improve your work performance? Technology skills to keep up with the modern times? Personal financial management skills? Stress management strategies? Playing bridge? Belly dancing? Writing? Better blogging? Speaking another language? Car maintenance? DIY home improvements? You get the idea–the list of learning options for adults is endless.
–Are you currently taking a class or online study? What is this experience like? What are you learning?
–If not actually in a class, how do you learn something new? Tutorials on computer or TV? How to books? One on one with an instructor or coach? Practice on your own?
How about you? Do you also get that “Back to School” feeling even though you’re all grown up? As your host for this week’s Fun Monday, and incurable student myself, I’m asking you to share your thoughts on lifelong learning:
–Do you still think of yourself as a student? A lifelong learner?
The reason why I say her topic is very timely is because, today August 24th, I officially go back to school and I am so scared! I keep on wondering if I will ever be able to submit my assignments on time, I am a procrastinator. The first class I am taking is Statistics, and the last time I took statistics, it was not pretty. I thought it would be a great idea to start with it and get it out of the way. Please, pray for me. My goal is to graduate before I hit the big birthday.
Head over to Faye and read what other eager learners are up to. Have a Fun Monday.