Yesterday was my first day of observation and clinicals and Walker Elementary School in Evanston. I had such a a wonderful experience and love all the kids already! My teacher is also super helpful and supportive I think this is going to be an amazing six weeks…
Breakfast on Sunday before my 4 mile run and basketball game of the Ahepa Tournament was 0% Fage Greek Yogurt and lots of Pumpkin Flax Granola:
Sunday afternoon after my run and but before the championship basketball game I decided to make some whole wheat spaghetti..My legs were feeling pretty good at the basketball game even after the 4 miler… I’ll bet it was because of this delicious post workout meal:
I decided to go old school and whip up a blueberry monster before my first day of clinicals yesterday
My experience at Walker Elementary has already been a ton of fun!
The students each have a classroom “job” that they are asked to do for the teacher. I feel like this is a wonderful idea because it emphasizes that each student is a necessity to the class. I’m a huge supporter of classroom jobs because I believe the only way to get students to actively enjoy class is if they feel like they are a necessary piece of the classroom “puzzle”. Having a classroom job makes them feel important and apart of the classroom “family”. My cooperating teacher has over 20 jobs to choose from in the class which allows each student to have a task that is unique and important.
I also really enjoyed the classroom rules that I found my teacher has posted on her wall:
The students created the “golden rule” themselves and each signed the poster in compliance with the rules. This is something I would use in my own classroom for sure, especially since it was created by the students themselves.
I decided to go with my traditional Green Monster that I haven’t had in while, oh how I’ve missed this one…
- One container of Fage yogurt
- blueberries (handful)
- 2 large handfuls of spinach
- 5 ice cubes
- 1/2 scoop of EAS protein powder
- and 1/2 cup of water
I used the container I saved from Lifetime fitness the day before. It made the smoothie taste like a treat I had bought rather than one I had made, I love tricking myself
I also had an amazing Tempeh Meal last night before bed. I’ve only had tempeh once before but the taste is truly growing on me
Sorry that half the bread was eaten in the picture above. I couldn’t find my camera and was so hungry.
I also made myself a pretty interesting lunch, I have never had Indian food before but decided to try an Indian Chickpea Soup that I bought from my local fruit market:
To be honest the soup was a little too spicy for me. I could still feel the heat in my mouth and nose hours later while running my 7 miler at the gym. Needless to say it was kind of an uncomfortable feeling while running, but my legs felt GREAT.
I’ve read that spicy foods help speed up metabolism though. Anyone else hear about this?
Lately I’ve been feeling like I need some new motivation to keep my running and working out in the same way I have been the last couple months. I ran a 7 miler yesterday and I felt great but I need need need to start changing it up and doing some new things in the gym…
What are somethings that keep you in “work out mode”?
I’ve decided to go back to my regular Monday-Friday smoothie breakfasts. I’ve been a little off rack with a consistent time for breakfast due to spring break last week and need to get back on track!…. What are some smoothie recipes that will fill me up for hours?