For those of you that read my post yesterday, thanks for not forgetting about me. Here is a continuation of my summer as it rolled into August.
August began when we reunited with our oldest daughter. I found myself missing her like crazy and was so happy to have my family back under the same roof. Maddie returned from the south with the in-laws as they came into town to watch our girls during The Cascade Lakes Relay.
|Get Out of the Van at the starting line|
Here is the lowdown on The Cascade Lakes Relay; 216.6 miles in 35 hours; 12 team members. Each person ran 3 different legs of the race ranging from 8.5 miles to 2 miles. It's very similar to the Hood to Coast except the weather is warmer, the terrain is steeper and the scenery is absolutely beautiful. Here are some highlights:
|Van 2 getting ready to run|
|We camped at Diamond Lake the night before, this was the starting line of the race.|
|As we were waiting for our turn to run we stopped off at Crater Lake|
|The weather was about 90 degrees with little shade - thanks so much to my team for stopping to give me water!|
|There's a rare shot of me running - I had to walk half of it. 7.5 miles is a long way!|
|Handing off to a team member|
|Yes we literally ran up a mountain!|
|Cooling off in the hot summer sun|
|The reward at the end of the 3rd leg|
|This is my brother-in-law as Tweety in the costume leg!|
|Here we are at the Finish Line! Did not think I was going to make it.|
|My sister - she just had a baby 5 months ago and then trained to run 20 miles - you are my hero!|
Things have finally settled down at our home. My girls are back under the same roof and we still have a few weeks until school starts back. The Dogs Days of Summer are here:
I did promise you a few things I have been working on. I try not to do too much over the summer, but I do enjoy reading and have been reading some professional books in between running. I also have been working on some year long planning for teaching first grade. Here is what I have so far for my reader's and writer's workshop:
Year Long Plan for Reader's Workshop - from the book First Grade Readers by Stephanie Parsons.
First Six weeks of Writer's Workshop - from the book First Grade Writers by Stephanie Parsons
My Year Long Plan for teaching First Grade - from my brain : )
I'm also working on creating a document similar to the one I made for kindergarten for teaching Reader's Workshop in the first 30 days of school. Hopefully it won't take me a month to load it!