Less than 2 weeks to go before Long Beach Half Marathon! Went for 11 miles yesterday and I ended up doing 12. The weather was PERFECT, no sun, no heat, no wind. Also I had my running partners with me, good thing because at mile 8 or 9 I checked out a bit and I was headed for the wall but thanks to Rebekah and her dad it did not happen and I finish my LR OK. The new section on the trail I run on is almost ready and we cheated a little and went by 2 OR 3 signs that may have said "Do not enter". What? Someone has to test the bridge and the road. I consider this my civic duty. Here's a pic of me and Rebekah's dad on the new bridge
Saturday I went for 3 easy miles, half of it with my son Will. He needs to learn to pace himself for his upcoming races. He did awesome! He kept asking "When is it time to sprint?!!"
Last week training:
Mon 3 miles
Tue: 4 miles tempo
Wed: 3 miles
Thu: 10x400 speedwork on TM: 5 miles
Sat: 3 easy miles
Sun: 12 miles
Total: 30 miles
Big huge congrats to ANNE who is a brand new MARATHONER!!!!!! Race report is up on her blog with great pictures! She looked very stylish and very Canadian in Red and White! Bravo ma chere Anne!!! Je suis tellement heureuse pour toi!!! Quel accomplissement et quelle victoire !!! Anne la marathonienne...ca sonne bien ca pas vrai?!!
So now what made me want to be not so nice....We have a kid in Jonathan K class who is a little terror. I can tell you that of all the classmates and teammates and friends my boys had over the last 4 yrs; he is the worst by a mile or 6. On the first day of school I could see that he was going to be a handful. I thought he would be more like a class clown. No he is more than that. He likes to push, punch, BITE, scratch, kick and spit on the other kids. He does not discriminate..boys and girls, it's all good. I go help the teacher and I can see him in "action". He also disturbs the class pretty much all day long. He goes to the "thinking chair" EVERY DAY since DAY 1. Last week he bit one of Jonathan's friend. The dad of the kid who got bit was furious of course, and he went to talk to the teacher who kind of dismissed him (I saw it all). He also tried to talk to the mother of the little terror and she told him "boys will be boys" WHAT??? I would have been mortified and saying "I am sorry" in 12 different languages if Jonathan was the one biting other kids. That mom is loud and obnoxious since day 1. She has 5 kids who go to our school. She is one of those who think their kids are perfect and cannot do no wrong. For those of you readers who have no kids, let me break it to you right now, those kids do not exist. So Friday my son came home with a bloody scratch on his FACE. I asked who did that. You can guess who. He scratched Jonathan in the face with his nails. He was trying to hit and kick Jonathan and 2 other boys and was told to stop by a proctor. Jonathan walked away and he ran after him and went for his face! And was he punished for that? or bitting the other kid? or all the other stuff he has done since day 1. I emailed the teacher Friday and asked if she was aware of this incident and if yes what is she doing about it. No answer. I was told this morning "It's being handled" by the teacher. I felt she wanted to get rid of me real quick...I did not like that at all. I said "Well Mrs B. that is just not good enough of an answer for me" So far the only thing she or they have come up with to deal with all his crap is to make him sit at a table and color during carpet time! He does not care, he sits there all happy to color while the other kids talk about the weather and what day it is! The dad of the kid who got bit went to see the Principal and was told that they have to "protect" his privacy and cannot tell the parents how they will deal with this child. She said they would need to document everything and question all the kids!!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT???????? THEY ARE 5!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is insane. In my days, if a kid hit, bit, scratched another they would either have detention or be suspended, no need of a federal investigation. This Political BS is protecting the bullies. They will never stop this massive problem that is in the schools with this kind of plan. Someone told me on Facebook..."you don't know this kid's situation at home, blah blah..." I don't. I know he lives with his parents, in a normal house. I see him pushing kids in line in the morning and his mom says NOTHING. Does not matter what situation he is in, that does not make it OK for him to attack his classmates. It took everything I had to bite my tongue and not give her a peace of my mind this morning but I did it, I did not say one word to her. FOR NOW.