Mezamashii Run Project

Do you want some new running shoes? Now is your chance to possibly win some. The Mezamashii Run Project is wanting to put new shoes on the feet of runners everywhere. All you have to do is apply, and you will have a chance to win some running shoes. How easy is that? πŸ™‚

Darlene over at My 1st 5kΒ has a fabulous post explaining all the details so hop on over to her blog and check it out.

You can also go directly to the Mezamashii News website to read about it here.

Mizunos are the shoes that are being given away.

So don’t delay-apply now. πŸ™‚

What are your favorite running shoes?

Have you ever won anything running related?

Headed to Washington DC

I’ll be in Washington DC from Thursday, June 28th-Friday, July 6th. Wowza!!

The NEA Representative Assembly is being held like it is every summer at this time. This will be my 4th time going.

Over 9,000 teachers/paraprofessionals will meet up and debate issues that pertain to education. And I do mean debate! πŸ™‚

4 of us from my school district are actually arriving a couple of days early to SIGHTSEE!!!!!!!!!!! I can’t wait to see where we are going to eat learn about our country. I need to take lots of good pictures since I’m teaching American History next year. A little learning needs to take place as well.

I’m writing this post about 3 hours before we leave and haven’t been to sleep yet.

So good night. πŸ™‚

How much to hydrate?

It’s hot out there. Really hot. And I’m not thinking we are going to get a break anytime soon. πŸ™‚

I have known for awhile that I don’t drink enough water. I can feel it when I run. In my lungs. In my legs. So I’m on a quest to try to change that.

My first step was to buy some propel powder thingies. I bought mine at Walmart, but here’s their website if you want to take a look.

Propel Zero

It makes the water taste so so good. πŸ™‚

Then I came across this neat site that calculates how much water you need based on your weight and amount of exercise.

I need anywhere from 68-90 oz of water each day depending on whether or not I run for 20, 40, or 60 minutes.

Hydration calculator

As I write this post at 6pm I haven’t run yet, but I also haven’t even gotten to 50 oz of water. YIKES!

Focus, Shannon, Focus. πŸ™‚

Are you hydrated well enough?

What helps you focus on your hydration?

It’s Monday-What are you Reading?

Here we are with another chance to share wonderful books with each other thanks to Jen and Kellee over atΒ Teach Mentor TextsΒ and Sheila over atΒ Book JourneyΒ who both sponsor this great meme each week for young adult/children and adult respectively!

I was able to read a BOATLOAD of books this past week because I was working in a convenience store everyday and had some down time + I just took the time to read! πŸ™‚ It was the best reading week I have ever had!! I will miss it! πŸ™‚

These are the books I read last week-since I read so many and am a little lazy at this time, I only put the book covers for you. They were all good reads, and if you want to read what I wrote about each one you can check out my goodreads page.

My books on

Sahara SpecialOut of the DustAnd She Was: A Novel of SuspenseLunch Lady and the Author Visit Vendetta (Lunch Lady, #3)The Wedding Planner's Daughter (Wedding Planner's Daughter, #1)

There's A Boy In The Girl's Bathroom (Cascades)Learning Curve (Harlequin Superromance No. 1348) (Harlequin Superromance)Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt (Reading Rainbow Books)Love That DogHate That Cat

Best Friends ForeverIn the Path of Falling Objects

Have you read any of these books?Β 

Have you read any other books by these authors?

Do you use goodreads?

Monday Made It Linky Party

The Monday Made It Linky Party is here again. It’s hosted by Tara over at 4th Grade Frolics. It’s a neat way to find cool projects that other teachers are making and to share what you make. Β Sometimes there are non-teacher related things as well. πŸ™‚

I have finally made what so many others have ALREADY made!

1. A to do list in a frame to keep on my desk at school. I’ll use a dry erase marker to write on the glass of the frame and erase it when it’s done! I didn’t add a cute bow like everyone else-BECAUSE I’M NOT CRAFTY! πŸ™‚

To Do List template printable:

2. Toolbox storage-The students will know EXACTLY where to find things.

Here are some labels I created:

Tool Box Labels

3. Dear Students Frame-Not sure if I’m going to put this on my whiteboard or on a shelf.

I want to give credit to the people who came up with these great ideas so here’s the link to my Classroom Management pinterest board:

Hope you’ve enjoyed looking at the crafty things that this non-crafty person made. πŸ™‚

I’m pooped!


4am is C.R.A.Z.Y.

Getting up at 4am is crazy! Somebody must have tricked me into saying yes to a friend that needed my help in his convenience store. πŸ™‚

Clearly, But I am good to go after my morning shower. And diet pepsi. And something to eat. πŸ™‚

Do you know what is crazier than getting up at 4am? The fact that people buy so many of these little babies-

Newports, and marlboros, and basics, and…. Gosh-they are so expensive! I’m glad I never started smoking because I wouldn’t be able to afford it now. And I already have a hard time breathing when I run!

And you know how gas is about $3/gallon? I kid you not-lots of people put $5 in their car. More than 1 time a day. Am I missing something? πŸ™‚

I have spent over 30 hours working at the store, and it has been fun yet I’m still reminded why I’m glad we sold the store that we owned 4 years ago. πŸ™‚ I should have stock in this:

Because I have used it ALL DAY EACH DAY. πŸ™‚

And did you know that THIS has more gravity than other objects???

So when I wasn’t stocking coolers

or bagging ice

or waiting on customers or sweeping-wait, I didn’t sweep :), I was reading. Bliss. πŸ™‚

The following picture is an example that there are still a lot of good hearted people in this world. One truck driver pulled up to get fuel. Another driver helped him out.

Β VERY considerate!

This is what I have been doing for 5-8 hours each day this week. It’s kept me busy, I’ve made a little money, but boy am I looking forward to sleeping late Sunday morning. Til like 6am. πŸ™‚

Have you been doing anything different this week from your normal routine?