• Today’s post is inspired by the Turo (formerly Relay Rides) Road Trip Essentials Campaign. My road trips are usually short and sweet (just like me)–for navigation, hydration, feeding sugar cravings, entertainment, and comfort! 1. Rand McNally road atlas (for when you don’t get cell service) 2. bkr water bottle 3. Trader Joe’s Gummy Penguins with Soft Tummies 4. Haribo Gummi Bears 5. Spotify playlists 6. Scunci hair ties 7. Sunski sunglasses

• Today is a throwback to the ’80’s and ’90s…with a blog chain letter! Don’t worry, this isn’t something like an underwear exchange…just a view into the writing process. My friend Jess at Little Miss Runshine invited me to be part of the “My Writing Process” blog tour, where you share about your other writing process and other bloggers. I’m coining the term “Jess-of-all-trades” to describe her, because she excels at so many things (running, yoga, barre, spinning, Tough Mudders, cooking, and blogging). We met in Cambridge Running Club, and she has inspired me to get into blogging and to try all sort of new fitness pursuits! 1) What am I…

• Found langostino tails at Costco today. Bought chives and garlic to go with Kerrygold butter for the sauce, and added corn from the freezer. Put it all over Seeds of Change quinoa & brown rice and leftover potatoes from yesterday. That’s my kind of relaxed Sunday cooking. 21/30.

• Today I took Emily’s class at Btone. When we did torso twist, she excitedly referenced an old standby from Algebra 2: All Students Take Calculus to explain the boundaries for range of motion on the exercise (90 degrees from one’s nose to the mirror). Imagine that your nose is the origin. For facing the alley, that’s quadrant 1 (where all trig functions are positive) and for facing Newbury St, that’s quadrant 2, where sine is positive. I love that she incorporates fun explanations for clients. 🙂 20/30.

• My frustrations with teaching and leadership often come from the amount of mental energy and worry I expend when concerned that folks won’t follow through. With Running Club, that happens when I worry that a) students won’t show up or b) the majority of the workout will be spent trying to coax those who are phoning it in or giving up. Today I have been so swamped with already taking a 6:00 a.m. Btone class, doing IB exam administration, proctoring MCAS, and dealing with various IB items that I did not have the energy to do the Running Club workout. I thought of canceling because my co-coach was out today,…

• Our Personal Project Showcase today went great. I love that we celebrate the pursuit of learning in this way, and am so proud of our students. One of our alumni was there and commented that she wished they’d gotten a chance to do Personal Projects as 10th graders. 18/30.

• A few years ago, I eschewed marathon training in favor of HIIT, tabata, and other forms of interval training. I wish teaching was more like marathon training. 17/30.

• Dear Self, Put “look at this post” in your calendar for May 1, 2015. 1) May is *always* crazy when you are IB coordinating and organizing prom and organizing graduation. Seriously, plan some unscheduled time this month. 2) Summer’s coming! 16/30.

• Halfway through the MtBos30 and halfway through IB exams. I miss teaching. 15/30.

• It’s been so long since I was in half-marathon shape that I always assume that I’m not in it. Today I decided to check if I could do 9 miles. After I finished the first mile through Teele Square and along Rt. 16, that old running groove came back. It felt so nice to be back out there and to have broken through that mental block of “you can’t do it.” 14/30.

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