It's Saturday and it's awfully snowy. On tap for me is to work on my syllabus for my class while peanut naps. Once he wakes up I have to get him dressed and send him off for adventures with daddy. And that's when I can get my run in through this tundra of a wonderland. I just love it when the snow sticks to all the tree branches! It makes the snow 30 times prettier (and more tolerable), I swear! I am hoping to run 15 this weekend. Since I will have the time, I plan to run 7. I might even run 8 if I am feeling good. We shall see.
Tomorrow I am thinking about heading out with a group that runs the trails at the park right down the street with me. Last time I ran with that group I gained a stalker. I think the stalker moved away, so I should be safe to try again. Plus, I'll move down a level or two now that I'm slow. Before I had to run with the faster guys (not a super competitive group). Now I can probably run comfortably with the main pack. It should be interesting--I have never really embraced running on snowy trails. However, now I'm willing to give it a try because a) I'm so slow it won't matter if I slow down even more; b) my trail shoes are about the only ones not well past their expiration date and c) I'm pretty desperate to run with some company. It's lonely stuck in my basement on the mill or running the same roads all by myself all the time. Plus, I'm not sure how long I'll feel comfortable on the roads. I need to make a move!
So, the class. It starts on Tuesday. I am very nervous and not sure exactly how to prepare. However, I believe deep down that I have the potential to be a great teacher, so I just need to now my material and prep the best I can and trust myself it will work out. I am petrified of turning off my students on the first day only for them all to drop my class! I sure hope not. I actually toyed with the idea of baking chocolate chip cookies for them and then realized that was cheap. Heh. Anyway, I better get to work on that syllabus!