My dearest friend Bessie was proposed to Christmas Eve! I am so happy for them and can’t wait until their wedding!
My friend Kristina is running the Boston Marathon and raising money for the Boston Debate League (BDL). A tid bit from her page:
The BDL has been amazing for students throughout Boston Public Schools. Involvement in debate has helped keep students on track to graduate, improve their GPAs, and most of all, prepare them to succeed in college. Getting them to the stage to receive a diploma is only the first step. Making sure they have the analytical and interpersonal skills necessary to manage their time, work well with others, study for exams, and write term papers is even more important.
As a teacher, I’ve also gained much from the BDL. Like my students, I never thought I would debate in front of my peers. Through BDL’s Debate Across the Curriculum (DAC) training, I learned how to incorporate debate into my math lessons…starting by debating other teachers. Using DAC has made math more engaging for my students and given them new ways to delve deeper into content.
Your donations are the BDL’s primary source for tournaments, transportation, materials, and coaching.
For more information and to donate see Kristina’s donation page.
Tonight will be my first experience with Hot Yoga at Bikram Yoga Stoughton! It is only my 3rd official yoga class. Otherwise, I have done yoga from OnDemand tv. I’m ready for myself to be dripping in sweat and not being able to do any of the moves!
One thing that caught my eye was that you can’t eat 2-3 hours before you participate! Interesting..I usually eat every 2 hours so I’ll have to do my best!
I am going to try to set a new years resolution to go to more yoga classes. It will be good for my running muscles! It says for best results go three times a week-which I don’t think I’ll be able to fit into my schedule. But hopefully I can make it once a week! Maybe Ill give Bikram Yoga Boston – Back Bay a try!
Wish me luck!
My next race is going to be the Boston Prep 16 Miler in Dery, New Hampshire. It is supposed to be somewhat challenging with hills and good training for your spring marathons (hence the name Boston Prep). I look forward to the challenge and realize I probably won’t get my PR. But at the same time – if I’ve never run a 16 miler race, I guess it will be a PR 🙂
One thing I know I am wondering will be a down point of the race is that this race is smaller. It is limited to 900 people and often the larger races can be easier to do-more motivation by the larger crowds, more people to be running with and give you support, etc. Currently, there are only about 250 registered! However, I am lucky that I will know a few friends running, and hopefully we can keep eachother going!