Friday Five – Potpourri v. 22

Happy Friday everybody!  If your schedule has been like mine lately, it has been jam packed and you’ve been constantly on the go.  It seems like this happens every Spring.  Part of me enjoys the thrill of being as busy as I have been, but another part of me wishes that things would slow down just a tad.

With how busy everything has been lately, I thought that it would be appropriate to do a Potpourri post today.  Its been quite awhile since I’ve written one (since September to be exact).  Here’s a glimpse at what has been going on in my little corner of the world lately.

1.  Yesterday, my AP World students took their AP exam.  We have spent the entire school year preparing for this one test.  I’m incredibly proud of their hard work, and I cannot wait to receive their scores in July.

2.  The end of the school year busyness continues today with my Honors World History students scheduled to take their state exam.  After today’s test, the focus in my classroom will shift to end of the year projects for the last month of the school year.

3.  My parents fly into town today.  It has been since March when little man and I last saw them (we spent Spring Break visiting them in Illinois), and although my dad was in town for work in early March, it has been since December when my mom and husband last saw each other.  We’re all looking forward to sharing a couple of days together.

Little man ran into Grammie and Papa’s arms after getting off the plane in Illinois back in March

4.  Since getting off track with my fitness during our trip to Disney, I’m excited to report that I’ve gotten back on track this week.  I ran on Sunday and Wednesday, did cross and weight training at the gym on Tuesday, and last night did lower body strength training.  I must say, its easy to stay focused when you have a cute little coach. 🙂

My little coach helped me count reps during last night’s lower body workout

5.  My break from being “in training” for a race will come to an end in just two short weeks.  During the first week of June I will kick off marathon training.  I’m excited about running Chicago again in October and to once again run in memory of a childhood friend whose life was cut short by cancer.  Not only am I once again running in her memory, but I will also be running again this year with Team Ronald McDonald House Charities.  Its an incredible organization, and I’m honored to be a part of the team again.

I had nothing but an incredible experience running the Chicago Marathon with Team RMHC last year and cannot wait to run with the team again in 2018!

QOTD: What is one thing that is currently going on in your little corner of the world?

I’m linking up for the Friday Five 2.0 linkup.  Many thanks to the wonderful ladies at Fairytales and Fitness and Running on Happy for hosting!

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17 Responses to Friday Five – Potpourri v. 22

  1. pglooney says:

    Looks like you have a lot of good stuff going on. It’s still chilly here so I am hoping the weather gets warmer so I can enjoy some spring (before its summer) activities.

  2. luciepalka says:

    I agree, Ronald McDonald House is a great charity. I know (unfortunately) a few people who had to stay in their homes while their children were in the Hospital, and I only heard lots of praise from the organisation.

    • The work that RMHC does to support those families with sick children is truly remarkable. As a parent, I cannot imagine having a child sick in the hospital for an extended period of time, but RMHC certainly helps in alleviating some of that stress for the parents that do have to face such circumstances.

  3. Oh my goodness have we been busy too! End of school year stuff every day for the last 2 weeks of school. It’s almost over!

  4. Everything is so hectic for me this May! With my son finishing exams, getting ready for graduation and lacrosse it’s insane. I am sure being a teacher feels just crazy!

  5. Wendy says:

    This May feels extra crazy because my youngest is graduating from high school! He had 4 AP tests this past week, finals, he’s got awards night, sports night, and prom coming up next week!

  6. I hate when things are busy, it makes life go by so fast!

    I’m looking forward to the end of school. Only 5 more days!

  7. Rachel says:

    May is so busy. In a great way, of course. And I don’t want to wish it away but I really can’t wait until it’s done… 🙂

  8. May is always such a crazy month, isn’t it?! Such a cute photo of you and your little coach 😉

  9. Karen :0) says:

    Glad things are getting back to normal for you! I hope you had a great visit with your parents! 🙂

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