Tomorrow is the first day back to work for us teachers in the Lethbridge School District. So, farewell summer—it’s been nice knowing you. The first couple days will be a lot of the general small talk of “How was your summer? Do anything fun?!?” And I personally have had people already ask me, or more so say to me, “You must have run a lot Andrea?”
I did run. I did my one race of the Summer Alberta Summer Games, but I trained a ton. Followed a training plan from my coach Dean Johnson pretty well, which was meant to keep me on track and work toward the goal of a 40:30 10km personal best while running the Disneyland 10km, which is coming up this Labour Day weekend. I also have the Lethbridge Police Half this weekend, which I hope to run my best time at! We have been having Air Quality Warnings in Southern Alberta the past few days, due to wildfires in Washington state. Hope it clears up! I also have in two weeks the time Red Deer Spartan Super and Sprint….and also the Hurriciane Heat! I have never done the special Hurricane Heat before in all the Spartan Races I’ve done before, so this will be a first! If you don’t know what one is, you’ll have to wait for my recap! And rounding out September is my Spartan 2015 grand finale—Sun Peaks Ultra Beast. 26.2 miles of Spartan hell.
So I am excited for the school year to start because I have some great races ahead! And not just that; I do love my job. It is my sixth year in the district and I’ve been at the same school the whole time. It’s great looking at your class list and seeing familiar names year to year, and it’s also great having courses you’ve taught before. I have gotten the opportunity to be involved in our schools IB (International Baccalaureate) program over the past year, so that’s always a great challenge. And today, while we didn’t have to report to “the office” officially, I went in to do a couple hours of housekeeping items. And I even decided to get to work the best way I know how-I ran. So long Summer 2015, and hello new school year!