I’ve been stressed lately.

First off, school began. As a teacher, the beginning and ending of the school year are the two busiest times of year.

Secondly, my mother’s health has deteriorated. She had her first heart attack during Spring Break. She had another in June. The doctor says she needs at least two more surgeries before she’ll be safe for a while. Her next surgery is scheduled for Wednesday.

I’ve taken off Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday to be with my mother. In preparation for my absence, I have been working overtime to prepare my classes, classroom, and substitute.

To work off some of the stress, I’ve been walking around the school building. I track my mileage on www.dailymile.com. I’ve just been logging the miles without looking at my profile. This morning, I checked my profile for the first time since school began.

I am pleased to announce that I have met two of my challenges. I walked across Texas (601 miles) in the last year and I logged 120 miles over the summer.

I now have two new challenges.

My mother grew up and now lives just off Route 66. I have joined the Route 66 Challenge to walk 2448 miles in her honor.

I have also joined the Every Body Walks Challenge to walk 1000 miles.

These challenges begin today. Wish me luck!

This is one of my motivational online posters.

A Simple Walk


About scribedscribbles

Like most people, I hate filling out profile pages. Who am I? Well, I’m a wife, teacher, daughter, and friend. I’m also an intellectual, an introvert, a night owl, and a bookworm. I work with struggling readers and overachievers, ages 11 to 15. I take care of students, a cat, two rabbits, friends, and my husband. I enjoy geocaching, reading, volksmarching, gardening, crocheting for charity, lecturing, science fiction, learning, and teaching. My favorite colors are blue, green, and purple. I am judgmental, dyslexic, sweet, overweight, graying, short, generous, loving, supportive, and chronically early to meetings. I’m afraid of snakes, putting my head underwater, heights, depths, and failure.

2 responses »

  1. dreamcatchwriter says:

    Good luck and I pray your mother has a smooth recovery.

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