I’m not counting the hot weather out just yet, but when Abi and I can go for a run at 3pm without me wanting to
die melt, it’s safe to say fall is very close.
I have suddenly started teaching again, another sure sign of fall. This semester I am teaching 2 separate classes as independent studies, one has 2 students and the other has just one. This is basically something I am doing for personal enrichment, because I will make much less than $500 for the whole semester. I nearly forgot how much I love writing curriculum, organizing lessons, and the challenge of teaching people I can’t see. So far, so good, but the added stress has taken its toll the last two weeks. In another week or two, everything will balance back out like it always does. I have faith that I was put here to teach: Abi first, others second.
Enter running. I finally signed up for the Baltimore half-marathon in five weeks and I am looking forward to it. It’s been fun to get my legs back under me again, running some fast workouts, and getting a good sweat / stress relief in most days of the week. Been getting in some mountain bike rides lately too, which is always a treat.
I’m glad I started running more because Anna just brought Wes & I a batch of oat-fudge bars for our birthdays. Oat-fudge bars are something they serve up at Bollo’s, the best little coffee shop / bakery / people-watching joint in Blacksburg. One bite brings back so many memories…..good, bad, and in-between. More than 3 or 4 bites brings on the stomach ache, those things are so rich! Into the freezer they go to be enjoyed with morning tea and cool fall breezes. Happy fall to everyone!