Reading YA & My First Run

Have you ever done a Goodreads reading challenge? My goal for the last several years was 200 books in a year, but I decreased it for this year to just 100. So right now I’m 2/100. 🙂

Here are the 2 Young Adult books I’ve read so far this year.


I liked both, but Cracked was my favorite. I REALLY liked it! 5 of 5 stars. Just a warning- it definitely has some spicy language.

One of my goals that I really want to stick with this year is to walk at least 1 mile everyday. In the past I’ve tried to run everyday- but that didn’t work. 🙂

By just walking I think I “might” be able to stick with it because I have a treadmill and I can read while I walk. BONUS!

We had a teacher workday today so I was back on a regular schedule. And an early schedule. And I DO mean early. Normally I roll (or jump frantically) out of bed during the week at about 6:20-6:30.

But since I’m going to attempt to walk my mile in the mornings before school AND read my bible I had to get up at 5:15!!!!

But I did it! I may or may not have looked like this turtle….


So this is what I got done be ogre arriving at school at 8:20:
Walked 1 mile, read 3 chapters in my bible and my devotional, wrote in my faith journal, made cornbread and white chicken chili to take to school, showered and dressed, and made my bed.

3 hours of stuff!

And then when I got home after school I RAN MY FIRST MILE FOR 2015!! Outside!!! 12:35. Woohoo!!!


And now the question I want to ask is:


December Walking Challenge

Ok y’all. I have SERIOUSLY got to get some movement back in my life.

And not just from the couch to the refrigerator. I’ve got that kind down pat!!

Since my running challenges lately haven’t worked I thought maybe I would just try some walking. Anything is better than nothing!

So I figured that if I meditate enough on 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 that I might just feel motivated to get up and moving.

My challenge to myself is:


I’m going to try and walk a minimum of 25 miles this month.

I even created an event on my personal Facebook page to try and keep myself accountable. 🙂

I may walk .3 or .6 or 1 mile or 3 miles at a time. But I’m gonna MOVE!!!

You are welcome to join me!! The more the merrier!!

You can post your miles on my personal Facebook page or my I RUN READ TEACH Facebook page or even here on my blog. Or you don’t have to post at all if you don’t want to.

Feel free to use my challenge image if you want to!

Happy walking!