Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Pride, pranks and purchases, oh my!

Could it be? can't. It's's beyond thought. Really the human brain doesn't have the synapses to wrap around this idea. It's impossible....improbable....and some other im/in word I just don't know. But...still there it is. I think it's official. I have completed my last three 30 minute runs of the Couch to 5k program. I AM DONE!

This non-running girl...the same one who has avoided running at every turn in her life. This girl who would rather do anything than run, who thinks people who run in the rain are bat-shit crazy. THIS girl can now run thirty freakin' minutes without dying, collapsing, puking or generally melting into a big mushy pile of UGH. For reals?


So I guess I have to say, the Couch to 5k works. If I can do it...anyone can. Well, barring any physical impediments, like bad knees and flat feet like the poor hubman. :(

I am still trying to eat less, and am running every other day, but haven't lost any more weight yet. Damn. It. I also haven't added any Jillian flava to my workouts, which I really need to gather up the balls to do. I know even if it hurts the first few days, it will go away. Running on Jillianized legs scares me though.

Today was the last day of classes at my school...bittersweet time. I am glad I don't have to teach for a while (once again, yay summer school!),  but I am sad to see them go for two months, and even sadder to say goodbye to the students not returning next year. Boo. It was a bit funny to see the second grad prank this morning though:
They actually guarded the stairway to make sure no one took it down before class changed and everyone could get a good look at their masterpiece. They did clean it up after..awww sweet grads. This was number two, as I said. Prank number one was a bit odd. A bunch of gr. 12 girls. all dressed in black sweats,  kidnapped some boys out of their beds, dressed them in shorts and bras, put panties over their heads and wrapped feather boas around them, then zip-tied their hands to a fence and made them stand at a bus stop while all the kids rolled into school. Oh and there was a blow-up doll in there somewhere, too. Sweet gals. The best part is that they called the boys' parents first to arrange the kidnapping. Thanks mom, for the mortal humiliation.

Here's one of my favourite classes- English 10:
And a bit sillier. :)

And one of me in the cute dress...this is my classroom door. We one a prize for decorating it with POWER, our school code of conduct acronym.

And finally, after all the goodbyes I got off work early and did what I do best...shopped! I scored this top I had eyeballed online at my favourite store, Ricki's. In the same complex, another store was having a sale, and I got a cute vest for $15, and a skirt for the same. The skirt I'll show ya another time.

The vest:

I think vests are super-slimming!

The back is cool, too.

Gotta see the side view...
Hee hee, nice face! 

Hey, whassup?

 And the top:

Girl needs a new pose!

Tired of my blurry self-portraits. Made the man take this one. 
And yes, I know you LOVE my shower curtain!

Hope everyone is having a good week. And THANK YOU for all the lovely compliments on my side-by-side pic. :) Loves you!



Tiffany said...

LOVE the term Jillianized legs. Too funny, but I totally agree. Scares the hell outta me. :)

Cory said...

figures, shop shop shop! But hey , big congrats on the running. Very proud and motivating. Beautiful school you work at! i might have tried harder if my school looked like that.

~Jessica said...

Is the vest from Ricki's too? That is too cute! I may have to copy!

Lucas said...

Hottie Hot Hot! Haaaaaawt!

River said...

Love the vest hotlegs! Big Huge Gigantic CONGRATS on being DONE!!!! But don't ignore Jillian so much cos you know as much as I do that she will take revange!!!!! =D

Coley said...

You look so cute!! I love the dress you're wearing near your classroom. And totally agree about vests!

Cris said...

So cute! I love the vest!

Tricia said...

great job on the run!


lookin good :)

Sonya @ Eyes on the Hourglass said...

way to go on the couch to 5K!!! Isn't it an awesome feeling?

Once a Model, Now a Waddle said...

I love all your black and white clothes... especially the vest (super slimming) and the dress. You would match my black and white living room!

I've been thinking about doing the Couch to 5k plan, and you've inspired me to start.

I have a Q&A post on my blog today, so check it out and ask me a question.