Yesterday’s Run

Date: 2/26/2008 6:00 PM
Type: Easy
Course: Main Street Maple
Distance: 2.13 miles
Duration: 22:42
Pace: 10:40 / mile
Shoe: Asics
Weight: 😦
Weather: Sunny
Statistics: Calories: 288
VO2 Max: 26.8

Slow ride.

Never, never will we go 6 days without running.  We’re trying our 4 mile tonight, although I’ve never run on consecutive days.

I really DID enjoy the Dating Game Music (Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass) to start me off though…Spanish Flea.  Made me laugh, but I loved that album (Whipped Cream) as a kid.


to watch your broken dreams dance in and out of the beams of a neon moon

This proves that I should not be posting after 9pm, nor should I post every thought that pops into my head. For some reason, I have the Lyrics of this song stuck in my head though.

Brooks & Dunn.  Good song.  And I don’t drink, you know that. 

Hover over the link, and here ya go. 


I guess putting up our playlist got me in the mood to soup up my iPod.  I’ll bet my students don’t even know what *soup up* means.  ***sigh***

Country music just soothes me for some silly reason.  Reminds me of my childhood.  Plus, I doubt many of my students know the real *Country*.  Twangin’ steel guitars, etc.  Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, Buck Owens…yes, Buck Owens.  And George Jones…What did he say? 

The only thing different in sinners and saints…
One is forgiven and the other one ain’t.

Okay, enough of that.  It’s the new music these days.   (Note to self:  Anytime someone says “these days”, be prepared to check your watch.  It’s gonna be a long talk.)

5K Playlist


Here’s the Playlist from the 5K

U + Ur Hand~Pink

What I’ve Done~Linkin Park

Thnks Fr Th Mmrs~Fall Out Boy

Do You Know (The Ping Pong Song)~Enrique Iglesias

Big Girls Don’t Cry~Fergie

This Is My Now~Jordan Sparks

Good Directions~Billy Currington

I Don’t Care~Ricky Martin featuring Amerie & Fat Joe

Makes Me Wonder~Maroon 5

Looking Good, Feeling Good~RuPaul

Rhythm Of The Night~corona

Invincible~Ok Go

Run It~Chris Brown

Blitzkreig Bop (Hey, Ho, Let’s Go)~The Ramones

Here It Goes Again~Ok Go

Whip It~Devo

Grace Kelly~Mika

Wind It Up~Gwen Stefani

Gone Daddy Gone~Gnarls Barkley

Wild Wild West~Escape Club

Joy~Apollo 100

Fun music~Hope you had a good time too!!!
Love, Sue

What is a great teacher??

Well, I found another great blog.  I read about 25 blogs on a feed reader every day.   (I use Bloglines.)  This tells me if anything is new, so I don’t have to spend my time going back and forth to various blogs.

Eric MacKnight is my newest feed, and I want to share this with teachers everywhere.  I think you’ll like it.  I did.  Eric sounds like a great teacher.  I’m lifting this exactly how he wrote it, so I am giving him proper credit.

Teacher Magazine has a piece entitled ‘The Myth of the Great Teacher’ which quotes teachers’ responses to a New York Times article by a Bronx history teacher, Tom Moore. One of the comments, from ‘Gail, a high school English teacher in suburban Atlanta’, caught his eye:

I am frustrated with the mythology of the “great teacher” who sacrifices his or her entire life for the kids. I tell new teachers all the time: Your job is not your life. Your job is your job. Your life is the God of your understanding, your family, your friends, your pets, your hobbies, your passions. Healthy, well-adjusted teachers fit teaching into their lives, not life into their teaching. How do you think the kids of these “super-teachers” feel when their parent says, “I can’t do something with you because I’m doing something with my students?” I can’t respect that.

Great teachers are teachers who show up every day when they are well. And stay home and nurture themselves when they’re not well. Great teachers are those who do their best for their students every day by trying new things, keeping up with trends, teaching old materials in new ways, getting and giving feedback, and staying relentlessly positive. Great teachers let their kids be who they are but also push them to be better. Great teachers know their kids’ names and know them well enough to pick up the fact that something might be wrong in a kid’s life. And they act on that.

Great teachers are unbowed in the face of entrenched bureaucracy. Although they become weary, they do not give in to the cynicism that infects the mediocre teachers around them. They see the true sacredness of their job—making a difference in the life of a child. And that difference is different for every kid.

The only thing different, is that he said Gail sounds like a good teacher, but so does Eric.  Great quote. 

This is the stuff that inspires me to keep teaching.  Here’s an Oldie from Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.  All education veterans will remember it. (Click on the link) 

Circa 1970.  I was entering 7th grade.  Huh.

Teach Your Children Well


You who are on the road
Must have a code that you can live by
And so become yourself
Because the past is just a good bye.

Teach your children well,
Their father’s hell did slowly go by,
And feed them on your dreams
The one they picked, the one you’ll know by.

Don’t you ever ask them why, if they told you, you would cry,
So just look at them and sigh and know they love you.

And you, of tender years,
Can’t know the fears that your elders grew by,
And so please help them with your youth,
They seek the truth before they can die.

Teach your parents well,
Their children’s hell will slowly go by,
And feed them on your dreams
The one they picked, the one you’ll know by.

Don’t you ever ask them why, if they told you, you would cry,
So just look at them and sigh and know they love you.

iPod song of the week

Maroon 5

I just downloaded their new CD, It Won’t Be Soon Before Long, and I must thank (Patricia~My Thought Bubble) , who suggested this group.  I love all the songs on this CD, but my absolute favorite, is Better That We Break.

It’s not a workout song, but you’ll need this on your iPod.  I have a new format:  When you let your mouse hover on the following link, there will be a play button that comes up on the screen…just hit *play* and the song will stream to you!


iPod song of the week

As usual, a great workout song for your iPod.  (Don’t forget to download legally)…I had to change the iPod page to a weekly post.  I think it gets lost up there.

The song is Ice, Ice, Baby by Vanilla Ice

We thought Vanilla Ice was very cool in 1990.  First rapper.  Hair?  Scary.  Still like this song, and 5th period, well, it just makes me want to do push-ups to the beat.  Then Mountain Climbers.  Then push-ups.  Well, you get the picture.  It was fun.


Question of the day: What are you listening to?

Get out your iPods and play along.  Thanks to some of my friends on the web…

Turn it on.

Put it on shuffle.

Tell me the first five songs you have. 

 Okay, me first as usual: 

1)  Land of Goodnight (Bob Carlisle)

2)  Before He Cheats (Carrie Underwood)

3)  Follow Me (Usher)

4)  Where The Sidewalk Ends (George Strait)

5)  You Crack Me Up (Huey Lewis & The News)


Your turn. 

My new favorite ringtone:  SuperFreak by Rick James.