Friday, May 27, 2011

Last FRIDAY of the Year!

Well it was rather bitter sweet as I finished my final Friday of the school year. It's been a very busy, stressful, eventful, wonderful year! I love my students dearly but they are SOOOOO ready to be done and it is sad that I do not get them back next year as they only attend my school for 1 year. I hope they come visit:) It was actually a rather good Friday...slow paced is NICE.

Spent some time with family this evening..shared some pizza and cookie dough...yum! Now it's time to get settled in for the night and ready for work in the morning and then off to the lake for me in the afternoon.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Back Into the Bloggin' Swing!

So I've been away for too too long! I have really gotten into The Daily Mile, but see I can attach that widget to my is grand! I completed my SECOND 10k on Saturday May 21,2011. It was a great feeling of accomplishment! Go ME! My sister Sheri, Sister in Law Tricia, and Cousin in Law Craig all accomplished the same feet. Granted this was each of their 1st 10k! Way to go fam. On my list of events, Tricia and I plan to compete in the Perham Turtle Fest 5k or 10k. I believe my knees and I are going to stick to the 5k. I'm holding out for the Half Marathon Relay in September!
Well the school year winds down and is coming to a close. Tomorrow marks are LAST Friday of the year with students. Thank goodness. I love them dearly but I'm ready, so are they, to be's BREAK TIME!

Alright, that's enough for blogging..I hope I stick with it this time!!!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Wow ..It's Been A WHILE!

Ok so Jill must have forgotten how to blog. I hope to get back into it this year. It's been a very busy last year. On top of being a very busy special education teacher I also got engaged in February 2010. I then set out to plan a successful wedding by July 17, 2010. Well I pulled it off...even though the weather patterns tried to interfere. We had sun, wind, calm, sun, rain, pouring rain, hail, lightening strikes, power outage for hour and 45 minutes and then sun again. So everything but snow..which I was thankful we did without. It was a great day!
Since then I've moved into the house that my husband had prior to our marriage. I have done a lot of painting to the white walls in the basement and worked at moving in my items(they are in the
Currently, I have begun my 4th year at the same school. I love my job..even more this year..and look forward to really turning things around and establishing a program for a students.

As for working out...I am still swimming, biking, and running. Last fall I added BodyPump to my plate and I love it. I do that Wednesday today at 5:45 am. It's a great way to start my day.

Tomorrow's plan = SWIM DAY:) Hello wake up call at 4:30 am

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Trying to Work My Butt Off

For real, I'm tryin to work it off. I have been going pretty strong this 2010 year, so far. I hope to keep it. So far I have not had any POP for 18 days and I SOOOO can already tell. I'm not as tired, I can tell I've lost some pop/water weight, my pants are's great. Since I've started bodypump I can do my arms and legs are getting stronger. I joined Gator Adult Swim Team again and that has helped get my butt in the pool 2 times per week. I also rack up at least 2000 meters each time for a total of 4000 to 4800 meters a week. I am going to have to keep going. It may be a year round MUST. Then I don't have to deal with the lady that wacks me in the pool at the gym. I do not like ruins my entire day and/or workout if I see I have to share a lane with her or next to her.

So 2nd semester started yesterday I can't believe we're half way done. It has gone by SOOOOO fast already. The kids are doing a good job this year.
Well off to post some workout stats and then it's time for WORK..ugh.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

A New Year

Last week I went out to Montana with my family to see my sister, brother in law and the nieces. It was a GREAT trip. We ziplined and skiied. I was a bit sore but it was worth it. My niece Tillie said Auntie this and Auntie that the whole time...I loved it!

So Monday I went back to school after a long Christmas Vacation. I started Monday out with joining Adult Gator Swim team again. It is an evening session on Mondays so I was able to do 2300 meters. Tuesday morning I biked 13 miles with a friend at the gym. On Wednesday I decided to get back into BodyPump and decided it was "okay" to lift the same weight I was lifting 4 weeks ago. OUCH...boy do my legs hurt today. So today I decided to ride my bike at home today. I did 60 minutes or 20 miles on the loosened my legs up.

As for tomorrow I'm looking forward to FRIDAY!!!!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Now I'm REALLY a BAD Blogger

I so miss having down time to recap and blog about my workouts and my day. I just do not know where the time goes though. A friend and I came up with the NOVEMBER CHALLENGE to keep ourselves motivated during the month of November. We earn points for working out and loose points for eating out, drinking pop, coffee, coffee store hot chocolate, alcohol. I have earned quite a few points and was totally kicking butt on NOT eating out. I kinda fell off the wagon the pop though. I did do very well with not going to get caribou hot chocolate.

I will plan to add up my totals and upload my stats for September, October, and now November! I've been terrible. I am running pretty well lately. I was struggling with my knee but I ran 2.75 miles on Tuesday and then did another 2.55 today with NO KNEE PAIN..Yeah. I am now signed up to do the Jingle Bell Run for Arthritis on December 5th at 9am in Fargo. I can't wait. I just hope it's not super cold like last year.

So my Christmas Cards are printed I just need to finish up my Christmas letter. I helped a friend lease/buy a car the other day. That was pretty awesome for her and I..the sales people wanted me to leave I think. They kept saying, "who brought cut throat, or her." Lisa named me Jill Barbie Car not included. Ha ha. Ok so I'm off to hang out with Travis for the day or go to the lake again. I haven't heard the final plan. I may go price tires for my car and then get my car washed too!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Bad Bad Jill...No Time to Blog

It's been FOREVER since I blogged. I feel awful. The good news is I HAVE BEEN working out this entire time..I just haven't been documenting it in my blog. I do however happen to have it on a print out calendar, in case no one believes me. I cannot believe how busy my life is this fall. Let's recap:
School started...LOTS going on there..can we say meeting, meeting, meeting..
Eye Office or 2nd job..weekends weekends and more weekends
VEGAS Trip...what a blast and SOOOO needed.
Back to school and everything seemed to fall apart. Kids in crisis are not fun.
H1N1 is rampent in our school..I've managed to avoid..knock on wood it stays that way.
More meetings, more school,
Oh GRAD class..because a Master's degree isn't enough..I need a grad certificate in autism..i'm nuts.
Paper completed for that, thank goodness.
Bet with boyfriend day 27...I'm so going to win!!
Swimming, biking(on my new trainer), running as much as my knee lets me,
& my new workout BodyPump...LOVE IT!
Concerts with friends
New hair do

That pretty much somes it ALL up. I will upload my september stats when I'm home. And put up Octobers...since it's almost over..ha ha.