Wednesday, July 15, 2009

A Romantic Weekend and a New Plan

Life has been going well lately - I got a new job (wohoo!!!) teaching 4th grade in a new, smaller district, which is really exciting. Thanks so much for all the support as I moaned about the job craziness - I got some emails from some great people who gave really supportive comments and helped me remember that there are lots of people who are struggling in this economy. I am very thankful to continue doing what I love for another year :)

I am also cautiously excited about the couch to 5k program that I've started. This is my first week, and I am really enjoying getting up early before work to be out walking/running. The leg is sore, but I think I'm just going to push through for a while at least. This morning time has really reminded me how much I used to enjoy running in the morning. When I first started running, it was this alone time that really helped me to discover myself as an individual when I was feeling lost. Those solo runs helped me grow so much as a person and I think this alone time will be really valuable as Ed goes off to his summer teaching program again. I am really liking having a plan again, and am going to stick with it - 3 days a week :)

Since this was Ed and my last weekend together before he leaves, we decided to go for a romantic evening in Cambria, where his mom lives. We stayed at a beautiful bed and breakfast, the McCall Farm, which I would highly recommend. It's an 1885 farmhouse with only 2 rooms and it's incredibly picturesque. We biked from the Farm to the city (11 miles round trip) and got to enjoy the amazing scenery. We also went on 2 hikes on Sunday. Yes, we could totally live here! We definitely hope to be back :)


Glenn Jones said...

Congratulations on the new position! It's so nice o hear things going right for people these days!

And I love Cambria! I've only been once, but it was soo beautiful!

Good luck on training! Let's hope the injury gnomes stay away!

runningtwig said...

Yay for you and a new job! That is good news. I have a few friends that have been struggling for quite some time to find work.

And good luck with the couch to 5K!

Sarah said...

Congrats on the new job! Looks like we are couch to 5k buddies. : ) Good luck with training!

Sensationally Red said...

Congrats on the new job!! That didn't take long at all. Good luck on the 5K training. Thanks for your recent comments. It was nice to hear from you again..

Jean said...

Congratulations to you, Addy! I am very happy to hear you landed a new job, and I hope it leads to more fantastic adventures. And wow, Cambria looks gorgeous! Sounds and looks like it was an excellent weekend.

And, best wishes with your 5k training program!