The funniest running video and Brooke was mad I came home.

March 21, 2013

Workout: 5000 meters rowing machine, yoga class, 5000 meters rowing.  I think I really love the rowing machine.  I don’t get bored because I just prop my phone up on the center bar and watch Netflix while I row (wireless headphones makes that easier) and it really is an awesome workout.  Yoga was mainly stretching (which is what I was hoping for) and she had us do handstands.  I couldn’t do it but I am going to blame it on the fact that I did rowing before class and I was tired.  I think the last time I did a handstand was 1993.  

When I came home Brooke and Billy were hanging out and she was mad I interrupted her fun time with Billy.


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But after a minute or two she was happy again.

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Speaking of rowing, gotta love these benefits:  

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(Source… great article about proper technique too!)

Scientific studies show that berry blast is the perfect recovery tool after rowing (I made 100% of that up but I am just going to pretend to believe it) along with a big bowl of oatmeal.

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Brooke and I are on our way to Chipotle to meet up with a really really good friend that I haven’t seen in almost 4 years.  We met at college (we had the same major) and we requested to do our student teaching together and somehow they let us.  We would carpool back and forth and teach together all day…. it was a good time.

This is from our last day at the school we taught at and a class had a going away party for us complete with tiaras and an Elmo piñata full of candy.  

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My addiction to bronzer was even more out of control back then. 

I REALLY think (know) that you need to watch this.  I laughed for 5 minutes straight.  The water bottle prank is the meanest thing I have ever seen.    The Wheel of Giant Prizes also made my day.  If you run races, please watch this.  Thanks Lizz for sending it to me!



Who ran LA marathon last weekend?  Have you ever eaten food from people (other than aid station volunteers) on the side of the race?

-I have taken a banana once time from someone and I think candy one time too.

How many TEACHERS do I have reading?  Did you enjoy student teaching?

Can you do a handstand?

Did the video make you laugh?  

Cori @ olivetorun March 21, 2013 at 2:05 pm

I’m a teacher and I LOVE what I do. I couldn’t ask for a better job.
PLUS I work at a year round school so my time off is awesome :D


Emily @ Maple Miles March 21, 2013 at 2:06 pm

I LOVED student teaching! I cried when I had to leave my students. I was so lucky because I got to do a substitute leave for both of my student teaching classes when their teachers were out on maternity leave the year after I did my student teaching. I learned so much more student teaching than in any of my classes! Can’t wait to have a student teacher of my own someday. :)


aine @ ainesadventuresabroad March 21, 2013 at 2:06 pm

Brooke is too funny! I cant do a handstand but I did row before my run tonight :)


Caroline March 21, 2013 at 2:07 pm

I just found out I have a stress fracture from over training. I have to take 2 months off of running! 2 months! I’m so sad, I already cried and now I need a plan of action. My doctor said I can do things that don’t hurt, I’m planning on trying rowing to see how it feels! I think spinning will be ok…what type of workouts did you do when you were injured? I’m just so afraid of gaining weight and losing all of the hard work I had done. Also it’s turning to spring which is PERFECT running weather…**sigh**.


The Hungry Runner Girl March 21, 2013 at 10:11 pm

Oh Caroline, that breaks my heart. I am truly so sorry about what you are going through. I did spin, yoga and a lot of upper body strength and core work while I was injured. It is so hard to go through injuries and I completely understand how frustrating and hard it is. You will come back STRONGER and smarter about training, I promise! I had my stress fractures at the same time of year too and it was hard. Take the time that you used to spend running and focus in on new interest/talents and hobbies. Spend the time and energy with your loved ones and also learning and reading about running and how to prevent future overtraining injuries. I am always here for you if you need to vent to someone!


Amy March 22, 2013 at 4:10 am

Try deep water jogging. Get a water belt and go for it. I like to do a 10 min warmup, then do some intervals, some steady state, then cool down. It can be a great workout if you push yourself.


Emma @ Culturecopia March 21, 2013 at 2:07 pm

I saw this video yesterday – hilarious! And no I definitely can’t do a handstand… but I do like yoga! Especially hot yoga, have you tried it?


morgan March 21, 2013 at 2:10 pm

Brooke is so cute! Can’t get enough of that cutie.

I’m in college right now- i’ve changed my major about 16 times. I’m leaning towards teaching right now but I’ll lose some credits if i switch so i’m not sure. I’ve been working as a nanny for a great family for the past 4 years and have decided that I really want to work with kids. Plus summers off.. that’s a total win haha.


Brooke @ Running In Heels March 21, 2013 at 2:11 pm

I love the berry blast Naked juice!! So good :) I agree with your studies ;)


Nicole March 21, 2013 at 2:11 pm

1. Haha. I saw that video this week. I was running in the LA Marathon but didn’t see this guy. Good thing. I woulda been pretty embarrassed. I took lots of orange slices from random people on the sidelines of the race. I remember thinking there were probably lots of germs on them because all the runners were just reaching their hands in a gigantic bowl… But at that point, the tastiness of the orange outweighed my germophobia. LOL

2. Not a teacher. But my sister and BFF are.

3. Nope. I can do a sorta yoga-ish tripod headstand though. Maybe.

4. Yes. But quietly. I’m at work. Shhhhh…


Sarah @pickyrunner March 21, 2013 at 2:11 pm

I can’t do headstands either. Or handstands. I’m just not skilled. Brooke’s far is too cute. I cracked up while I’m squirming from the stim on my back right now. Not fun, let me tell you. I think I’d accept food from anyone. I’m the poster child for someone who’s going to get abducted. I never learned from my parents I guess not to accept food from strangers


Mac March 21, 2013 at 2:11 pm

Brooke’s facial expressikn is priceless! Have you heard of the Concept 2 rowing challenges? If not you should google it, you can keep a log and win prize…i just started a log book because it’s really the only other cardio machine i use besides a treadmill.


Kelly S March 21, 2013 at 2:13 pm

I LOVE the rowing machine – our Y had the exact one that you use (you posted a picture yesterday) I am going to check out your info. for proper technique.

Happy Thursday.
Kelly in Michigan (happy b-day to me today) ;0 yummy bbq chicken salad for lunch while watching MSU play basketball- and CUPCAKES


Gabby @ Marathons and Macarons March 21, 2013 at 2:13 pm

I’m going to be starting grad school soon to become a teacher. I’m excited, especially for student teaching! What age did you teach?


shelly March 21, 2013 at 2:13 pm

I can’t do a hand stand. But, I rowed 5340 meters last night. I have found that is the base camp at Mt. Everest. An un-useful fact!


Adriana March 21, 2013 at 2:19 pm

LOL, that video had my husband and I in tears!! Too Funny! Brooke is adorable! I taught Pre-K, Kinder and 1st grade for 10yrs. Taking time off right now to stay with my daughter until she starts school. What grade did you teach?


Melissa Kreher March 21, 2013 at 2:19 pm

I am in my 5th year of teaching. I still think about my kids from student teaching! It was the best experience ever!! The ending of this video made me laugh for a good while. I’m running the Dallas RnR half on Sunday. I’ve never run in a big race so most of this video I was trying to decide if I would be that gullible. Lol


Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl March 21, 2013 at 2:22 pm

Brooke is the funniest and cutest thing ever!! I’ve never rowed before…maybe I need to give it a try.


Brittney @teaberrytrails March 21, 2013 at 2:24 pm

I’m going to school to be a teacher! Can’t wait to finally finish =) I haven’t tried to do a handstand lately, but I can still do a pretty good bridge and kick my legs over (aka very slow mo back walk over) hahahaha!


Kendra March 21, 2013 at 2:24 pm

janae! i rowed in college (i was just a club team, don’t get too excited) but it was serious (5:30am practice, 2x/day practice over spring break, etc.). the rowing machine is NO JOKE. i’m so happy you watched videos b/c i want to cry for people i see at my gym on there sometimes! for some perspective regarding distance, in college the “sprint” races are 2000 meters and the “long” races are 5000 meters. so 5000m x2 is a lot. i’d say, just try to keep your form and, like with any sport, start out slow. once you get the hang of it, you can do ‘workouts’ like on the treadmill (ex. 500m on/500m off, 30 sec. sprints, try to drop your split by 5 sec. every min. for 5 min. [2:30, 2:25, 2:20 …/500m], etc.) i never ever use the rowing machine now — it was such torture in college. i’m so impressed with you!!


Ali March 21, 2013 at 4:50 pm

I agree with Kendra! I also rowed in college and when I saw that you did 5000m x 2 I was like ‘that is a lot for 1 day!’. But it is a fantastic workout and I get so into it!


Amy March 21, 2013 at 7:09 pm

Seconded (thirded?) on the cautionary tale of rowing that kind of distance without in-person training. I also rowed in college and my eyebrows shot up when I saw your distances–maybe ask a friend with experience to watch you once or twice just to make sure you look as good as you feel. It’s way too easy to injure yourself on the erg. Psyched that you have found a cross training activity you are fired up about, though!


Elizabeth @ My Neon Running Shoes March 21, 2013 at 2:24 pm

Love the pictures of Brooke! I hope you have a wonderful time with your friend! Chipotle rocks :-)


Rachel @ Undercover Diva: A Sitcom March 21, 2013 at 2:25 pm

I’m a teacher… but not in the formal level! I teach in nonformal programs like camps, zoos, aquariums, etc. and I teach about marine biology :D It’s so much fun and so rewarding. I LOVE when the students are actually excited (the parents too) about learning and I have had a lot of cool experiences (i.e. dolphins and sea turtles) through this field. I’m actually going to try the rowing machine tomorrow…wish me luck and hope I don’t die or wreck myself!


Andrea @mainerunnergirl March 21, 2013 at 2:25 pm

I had a terrible student teaching experience! But a great first year teaching so that made up for it!


cheryl tullis March 21, 2013 at 2:26 pm

ok that video was hilarious. Seriously you have to have some fun out there!


Abby March 21, 2013 at 2:27 pm

Handstands at yoga scare me so much! I can never do them and I’m so afraid to break my neck haha. How long does it take to row 5000 meters? That seems so far!


Brooke @ sweats & sweets March 21, 2013 at 2:28 pm

Omgosh I just laughed so hard my abs hurt! The jello shots would be amazing during a race, just saying. But I loved the ending!


Sonia the Mexigarian March 21, 2013 at 2:35 pm

I can do a handstand! I did gymnastics as a kid and a little as a teenager, but had to re-approach the handstand in yoga. Quite the challenge. I still do the little bounce and hand gesture when getting out of it. :)


Shay @ Whine Less, Breathe More March 21, 2013 at 2:36 pm

I havne’t done a handstand in years. Would not be pretty.

That video was great. Other than the water bottles glued down. That was just mean! LOL


Katie @ running4cupcakes March 21, 2013 at 2:38 pm

Oh my goodness – too funny – I especially like the chinese food! I have taken gummy bears at a race before from a spectator – they were delicious!


Joy March 21, 2013 at 2:40 pm

I can’t believe the kind of food people will take from strangers in a marathon. I would be so afraid of what the food would do to my digestion.

That first photo of Brooke is priceless. She is seriously the most expressive child I’ve ever seen. I love it!

I can’t do a handstand. I tried a few years ago and FAIL.


Leah March 21, 2013 at 2:42 pm

Oh my gosh! I just watched the video in a Starbucks (with my headphones, of course) and everyone is now giving me the evil eye for laughing so loud/long. Thanks for sharing!


Amanda March 21, 2013 at 2:45 pm

I cannot do a handstand and never have been able too…I completely lack upper body strength


Karen @ Runner Girl Eats March 21, 2013 at 2:45 pm

I died watching that skit. So funny! I’m glad you’re liking the rowing machine. I love it! It’s a great cross trainer machine.


kendra @ March 21, 2013 at 2:48 pm

hahaha i’ll take food from whoever is willing to share:D


Amanda @ .running with spoons. March 21, 2013 at 2:55 pm

I’m not a teacher, but sometimes I really wish that it was something I pursued. I love kids and I’m pretty sure the inner child in me would have a field day if I was able to work with them all the time. Have an awesome time at Chipotle! I’m going to try and not get too jealous since I love that place and we don’t have it up here in Canada.


Kelly in Canada March 21, 2013 at 3:01 pm

I’m a teacher! And if I’m reading the date right behind you in your last day pic, I finished my student teaching only one day before you! I remember specifically because I played April Fools jokes on my class. :) I love teaching. There is always a challenge.


Wendy March 21, 2013 at 3:03 pm

I’m a teacher AND I ran the LA Marathon last weekend! I took a few odd food items (orange slices, half a banana). I remember when my husband and I ran the Chicago Marathon he took a swig from a bottle of gatorade that was on the side of the road!!


Jessica R @ fromthekitchentotheroad March 21, 2013 at 3:05 pm

I saw that video the other day and thought it was the funniest thing ever.


Beth @ Miles and Trials March 21, 2013 at 3:06 pm

I laughed at the video, although I might not have been laughing if I had been one of the runners reaching for a bottle of water!


Erica March 21, 2013 at 3:07 pm

I loved student teaching too. Mostly because I also had a teaching partner, car pool partner…….but it was a HE and we actually had a small student teaching fling.


Wendy March 21, 2013 at 3:08 pm

OMG that video is too funny!! I saw him when he was doing the wheel spinning thing but he had a huge crowd around him. I thought it was for real!


Hayley March 21, 2013 at 3:12 pm

brooke is SO adorable! i have an education minor, so did some placement teaching during college and LOVED it. middle school age though, hormones were raging!!


Lauren March 21, 2013 at 3:17 pm

The first day of student teaching was the most awkward day of my life. I had no idea how to start the class. I was like, “uhhh…” Yeah, it was real awkward. SO awkward hahahah


Kaitlyn March 21, 2013 at 3:29 pm

I LOOOOVED loved looved my student teaching experience..I had first graders! They were the best class ever.


Krista March 21, 2013 at 3:29 pm

Rowed 1500 m in my crossfit workout today….loved it…..Brooke looks so precious in every photo you capture her expressions at the perfect moments. No injuries just bad arthritis. Off to Trx class tonight.


margo March 21, 2013 at 3:34 pm

I am a teacher! I always loved reading about your school days when you were in Utah :) and the leprechaun part of this video was the most hilarious thing I have seen in a while!


Holly @ March 21, 2013 at 3:39 pm

Elementary music teacher :) LOVED student teaching. I’m certified K-12, so I had two placements… one elem. and one high school. It was the best!


Katie March 21, 2013 at 3:39 pm

OHMYGOSH that water bottle prank was just mean!!! hahaha



Shay M. March 21, 2013 at 3:51 pm

I’m a senior in college and am entering a Masters program this coming summer to become a teacher! I’m really nervous about the student teaching part though!!


Rebecca@Running.Food.Baby. March 21, 2013 at 3:57 pm

I’m a teacher :-) Student teaching was ok – but teaching for real is a bit better :-) I may have to leave my school this year, so it will be sad times indeed!


Nicole March 21, 2013 at 3:58 pm

Currently doing my student teaching up in Canada, in a Kindergarten class. To say it is interesting is an understatement haha. I love teaching though!


Kim March 21, 2013 at 3:59 pm

LOL I love the wheel that wouldn’t stop and the man who got the leprauchan and said “What do I do with it??”


jan March 21, 2013 at 4:00 pm

I am a teacher! :) I student taught 12 years ago in 2nd grade and 5th grade. I absolutely adored the teacher I student taught with in the second grade classroom. The 5th grade placement was just okay. I currently teach junior high so really neither of those placements helped me terribly much!!


Victoria March 21, 2013 at 4:10 pm

Thanks for the info on the rowing machine! My gym just got two of them and I’ve been hesitant to try them. I’m going to use it next visit to the gym. Thanks!


Anne March 21, 2013 at 4:15 pm

Ahhhhh Jimmy Kimmel is evil! Haha I can’t even imagine the glued water hahah!

I probably, definitely would have stopped for the prize wheel!

I took a Thin Mint from a Girl Scout at the end of a half once… it was divine :)


Kim Whattler March 21, 2013 at 4:17 pm

OMG- that video is hilarious!! The leperchan one was funny too!! hahaha!!


Lindsay March 21, 2013 at 4:19 pm

those are some seriously adorable faces by miss brooke!!

I’m a teacher and i LOVED student teaching! i did mine in a Boston public school and it was amazing. I love teaching now, too, but at that point I was just so happy my lifelong dream was becoming a reality that it was magical, ya know?! i guess i should think back to that time on some of the tougher days now!!

have a great night :)


Katelin March 21, 2013 at 4:20 pm

Bahaha! Oh my goodness, the leprechaun! And the guy kept going with him! I laughed so hard my dog came over to see if I was ok!


Megan D March 21, 2013 at 4:21 pm

I heard about that video on RW, but I hadn’t seen it. Too funny!! Though, the water one? I would have been ticked if that happened to me. Watching it happen to someone else is a different story ;) The leprachaun at the end? HILARIOUS!!

Funny you should mention handstands. The other day I thought I would try one…maybe I was drinking those jello shots Jimmy’s cousin was handing out, cause I am not sure why this idea seemed good to me…and I haven’t done one in years. Pretty sure I pulled something. It’s pretty ridiculous how awesome I am.


Meagan March 21, 2013 at 4:26 pm

Have you tried the Mighty Mango flavor of Naked? I think that’s what it’s called. It is delicious!!

That video was hilarious! I actually saw it in a weekly email one of the races I ran sends out.

I can do a handstand AND walk on my hands :) As a kid I could pretty much walk on my hands as long as I wanted to, and I even tried going down a short (3-4) set of stairs one time. I did it, but it was scary so I didn’t try it again haha. I was in a circus club and we used to do all kinds of crazy things. We even used to do backflips off of the swings at the playground. My poor parents :)


Sarah Mac March 21, 2013 at 4:27 pm

I loved student teaching though I was the only student teacher in the building. I wish there were others to experience it with. But it was nice they asked me back for when they had their state exams.


Laura March 21, 2013 at 4:27 pm

Okay that video is amazing! The water bottle prank was soooo mean. Hilarious when the guy tipped the table over!


Patty March 21, 2013 at 4:29 pm

I love brooks pictures… I am not a drinker but I took sip of beer a few years ago during the Santa Cruz wharf to wharf and let me tell you beer never tasted better


Libby March 21, 2013 at 4:31 pm

No-I never ate anything from somebody else.
I am a teacher! I teach 3rd grade! I love to tell them about my running. Sometimes I even set the timer for the time it took me to run a race. They can’t believe that I could run for that long. So much fun. Student teaching-so much work but it was fun!
I can do a headstand.
Yes-Video was super funny!
and Brook is so darn cute!!


Cynthia March 21, 2013 at 4:33 pm

I didn’t do LA this past weekend, but I did do the Rome Marathon on the same day (it was terrible and I hated it).

I think I took some oranges from a family when I did the Glasgow Half Marathon a couple years ago.


Peachylau March 21, 2013 at 4:34 pm

I love Jimmy Kimel. Have you seen his Halloween video where parents have to pretend to have eaten all the trick or treat candies?
I need to start rowing, seems like an amazing workout.


ari March 21, 2013 at 4:37 pm

Brooke is so previous. For real. I love her. :)


Kay March 21, 2013 at 4:39 pm

Thanks for the rowing info! I’ve always been curious but never tried it at my gym.


Jordan March 21, 2013 at 4:41 pm

I only got to complete a handful of races before my IT Band put me out of commission (since November!), but my favorite part of every race was the food at the end. My longest race was a 10k (which was when I injured myself), so I never took in any fuel while running.

I am a teacher! I teach 5th grade now, but I did my student thing in 3rd and 4th. I absolutely loved 4th grade and had a wonderful experience. My cooperative teacher is now an assistant principal, so I’m hoping to get a job in her school in the net few years.


Brianna March 21, 2013 at 4:41 pm

My husband and I had a handstand challenge a few weeks ago, and I won!! He tried to challenge me a few weeks before that when I was 9 months preggo, unfair advantage for him! I loved that video!! I had to share it with my local running group on our FB page.


Wendy @ New Moms Talk March 21, 2013 at 5:04 pm

I hear you on interrupting Daddy-Daughter time. The other day I walked into our room and Susanna just looked at me like, “what?” because she was in awe of her dad. Today he taught her how to do the Twist. Her face had the best smile on it!

I taught Spanish and Special Education for 10 years and still teach. My student teaching experiences were rough, but they taught me a lot, and for that I’m grateful.


Caroline March 21, 2013 at 5:12 pm

that could be me next year wearing the tiara! I’m studying biology and education in college right now and am trying to decide whether I want to go through with student teaching and get my certification to be a high school science teacher. Teachers out there, anyone want to share the pros and cons with someone considering becoming a teacher? And for those of you who left teaching, why did you do it? thanks for any/all help!


Colleen March 21, 2013 at 5:15 pm

I love teaching, but I think I love it even more this year than past years b/c I just do it parttime. I get to teach aerobics full time! Yes, my life is good! ;-)
I student taught w/ my BFF and we had to drive over an hour to get to the school. Such good, fun memories of that drive and the little school!
Ohhh…and how about this…I can do handstand pushups! :-)))


Maria March 21, 2013 at 6:05 pm

So funny! I am a teacher….my student teaching was one of the best e experiences ever…I live my job!


Allison March 21, 2013 at 6:16 pm

Okay, first off, I recently discovered your blog and I am hooked! Your posts are so entertaining! Also, Brooke is the cutest! :)

I once took a small glass of beer during a half marathon (it was mile 12, I figured it wouldn’t hurt!)

Not a teacher, but I volunteer in my son’s first grade class, does that count?!

Couldn’t do a handstand if my life depended on it!

And lastly, the video was hilarious! My fav part was when Cousin Sal handed the runner a leprechaun! Awesomeness! :)


Natalie @ Free Range Human March 21, 2013 at 6:23 pm

I loved my student teaching experience! I often wish I could go back and teach at that school!


april March 21, 2013 at 6:35 pm

i am planning on running the LA Marathon next year :)

i have only taken food from a race spectator once – frozen grapes! they were delicious and perfect b/c it was HOT during that half marathon!


Rena March 21, 2013 at 6:36 pm

had yoga today and did a headstand….still working on handstands!


Christine March 21, 2013 at 6:44 pm

I ran a marathon once and this one guy had a HUGE bowl of orange wedges! He handed me one and it was the best orange slice I’d ever had!


Heather @ Run Like a G! March 21, 2013 at 6:50 pm

I loved loved student teaching! I don’t have my own classroom yet but I can’t wait til I do!!



Amy N. March 21, 2013 at 6:56 pm

I think that video is hilarious, but if I was one of those runners I probably wouldn’t think so. I get more serious during races than someone my average speed should.

I rock handstands. I mean, as long as they’re against a wall. Or I fall over.


Sarah@ SarahRunsRural March 21, 2013 at 6:56 pm

You seriously have thee cutest child ever!


Becky March 21, 2013 at 7:04 pm

Hahahaahahahahahahahahaha. Oh gosh the pictures of brooke just make my day! You must really have your camera in hand to catch such great shots of her!


Allyssa March 21, 2013 at 7:08 pm

LOL, the water bottle prank is just wrong! The other ones were funny though. I’ve taken strawberries and cut oranges from strangers during races before. But I’ll admit I’m never too confident with it…


Megan M. March 21, 2013 at 7:13 pm

wow, you have a lot of teacher-readers! add me to the list…i did an alternative certification teaching program after i got my degree in biomedical sciences. we didn’t have a traditional student teaching program and i kind of wish we did – would have helped to get my feet wet before jumping right in (esp. since i started my career in a self-contained classroom for kids with emotional/behavioral disabilities!)


penny@herworldlypleasures March 21, 2013 at 7:16 pm

Oh my! Brooke is the cutest baby and I’m not even crazy about babies.


Tiffany March 21, 2013 at 7:22 pm

I am a teacher; but I didn’t do student teaching. I did an internship. It was ROUGH! I learned a lot though. Kind of like teaching someone to swim by throwing them in the lake. LOL

I can do a hand stand, but only for like 2 seconds. I can do headstand for like 10 minutes though. I am pretty boss at that!


Danica @ It's Progression March 21, 2013 at 7:31 pm

-the wheel part in the video really made me laugh :)
-I teach preschool! And I student taught in a 4th and 5th grade classroom, I loved it!


Linda @running4two March 21, 2013 at 7:38 pm

I have a teaching degree but only taught for a year…I was put in a bad situation for a first year teacher and just couldn’t handle more than one year. I would love to go back to it though. I really enjoyed my student teaching during my middle school rotation. I taught 8th grade history and it was a lot of fun :). Do you miss teaching?

I think I may have been able to do a handstand when I was younger, but I think I would hurt myself if I tried now!


Debbie @ Deb Runs March 21, 2013 at 7:44 pm

My hubby and I just got home from Chipotle!!!!!!!!! I love Brooke’s mad look!

I taught PE for two years before I got into personal training. Does that count?


Natalie @ Twenty-Something Talk March 21, 2013 at 7:58 pm

OH my gosh that video almost made me cry! That’s HILARIOUS.

I’ve never taken food from a spectator, but that’s not to say I wouldn’t!


Kathryn March 21, 2013 at 8:11 pm

I’m a teacher! I didn’t really enjoy student teaching, but I love my job!


Tracie March 21, 2013 at 8:26 pm

That video is ridiculous. In a totally funny way, but seriously I’d be so annoyed about the water bottle by mile 11, but then I get cranky when I’m tired. It’s super funny when it’s happening to someone else.

I am a teacher and I loved my student teaching experience. My mentor teacher worked me hard and really long hours, but it really prepared me well for what this job really is like. I wish I could have taught with my mentor teacher for ever. She was the best. I love my job so much. It’s the best job in the world.

My hometown had it’s inaugural half marathon a couple of years back and I ran it for the hometown experience. There was a little girl passing out gummy worms in her driveway to the runners passing by. I took one of those from her and to this day it is my favorite on course fuel I ever got.

P.S. How is it that Brook continues to get more and more adorable every day? I’m not even a baby lover and I’m so smitten with her.


Traci March 21, 2013 at 8:53 pm

I taught and was a school counselor before kids….LOVED student teaching. I was so sad when it was over. That was like a million years ago, though:).

Have you heard of IndoRow? If not, you should google it. It is an indoor rowing class that is probably a lot easier to find in California as the creator lives there. I got to take it at a fitness conference a few years ago and absolutely loved it! Very athletic and fun. Can’t get the places I teach to purchase the machines for the class yet…but if you like rowing, you’d probably really enjoy it.


Kristina March 21, 2013 at 9:30 pm

At last years Disney half marathon, someone had a giant bowl of peanut M&M’s. I was thisclose to grabbing a couple when one super sweaty guy cut me off and shoved his entire hand in the bowl. On second thought… I’m good!!!


Yo Momma Runs March 21, 2013 at 9:45 pm

Jimmy Kimmel has the best pranks! I don’t know how that guy ran so far carrying that little dude?! He probably paid for that in mile 25.:)


Cassie March 21, 2013 at 10:02 pm

I am *technically* a teacher. Graduated in 2012, subbed for a year, tutored for a year, and now I am homeschooling my kiddos. I loved my student teaching experience!! I got a tiara and a cake my last day. No pinata though =(


Alyssa @ See This Girl Run March 21, 2013 at 10:02 pm

oh my gosh, Brooke’s faces kill me! baha! Too cute!

I cannot do a handstand for very long. It’s hard!

I think I cringed more than laughed. I just felt so bad for the pranks and so grossed out by the food! I can’t imagine eating those while running a race! haha Great video though.


Maggie March 21, 2013 at 10:29 pm

i’m student teaching right now! my kiddos are 3-5 and all have autism…it’s so hard but so wonderful!


Jacque March 22, 2013 at 2:57 am

Brooke’s face is priceless!! what a pretty baby! :) and I saw that video earlier this week, SO funny haha.


Allie March 22, 2013 at 3:49 am

Who ran LA marathon last weekend? Have you ever eaten food from people (other than aid station volunteers) on the side of the race?

-I havent ran a race since last April. I have never eaten food from people on the side

How many TEACHERS do I have reading? Did you enjoy student teaching?
-Well I have my degree in teaching, I have a license in teaching and I am on my second year of subbing so Holla I am!! :) I actually did enjoy student teaching! It was second grade and my cooperating teacher was pretty good. The only blah of student teaching was that I experienced 11 snow days, and actually a WHOLE week off. So that was a bummer!

Can you do a handstand?
-Heck yeah! I did 13 years of gymnastics :)

Did the video make you laugh?
-Not at the moment! I am still half asleep :/ so I didnt really connect everything together haha


Kelly March 22, 2013 at 3:51 am

I am student teaching right now. I just left 7th grade and now I am doing 9th grade English. It’s hard but I am loving it!


Pam March 22, 2013 at 4:21 am

that video is hilarious Janae!!! I shared it with the family & they thought it was pretty funny too! :)


Megan March 22, 2013 at 5:03 am

That is an awesome video! I played it at work when no one is around but ultimately got busted, woops!


Renae @ MissFit Mixed Chick March 22, 2013 at 5:16 am

hahahaha. That video is too funny. I would be soo pissed though if that was me in need of some water. I probably would have been the one to flip the table over.


Elizabeth @ Positive Change March 22, 2013 at 6:20 am

I have not taken food that was not for the course or not for me. That video was beyond funny! I love the leprechaun at the end!


Karla @ myhighonlife March 22, 2013 at 6:44 am

hahahahah! that video is too funny-especially the leprechaun hand off. as if running a marathon isn’t hard enough :)


Whitney March 22, 2013 at 7:12 am

I can’t even watch that entire video!!! I think I would be SO mad if someone did that!!! hahahaha However, it would make you smile, I guess! I mean, we don’t have to all be so serious when we run… haha :)


Jennifer March 22, 2013 at 7:33 am

I was crying!!


Kari @ Running Ricig March 22, 2013 at 8:48 am

That rowing idea is genius! Now I understand how you didn’t get bored :)


Sarah March 22, 2013 at 11:54 am

OMG that video just made my day!


Lissy March 22, 2013 at 1:01 pm

That “nooo!” face is just too cute!


Jessie March 22, 2013 at 1:16 pm

I’m a teacher! I actually got certified on my own after undergrad, while in grad school (not for education, but for the content area I now teach), and did not student teach. What a rebel. It’s working out so far!


Annette March 22, 2013 at 2:19 pm

Omgoodness thanks for sharing that video – hilarious!!! Although I’m not gonna lie I would have totally fallen for the water bottles!


Emily March 22, 2013 at 11:24 pm

Hi! I am student teaching very soon and I am also running my first 1/2 marathon in May! Your blog is so inspiring and the article about what you wish you would have known before racing was so helpful. I laughed really hard at the water bottle trick – but that is SO mean! I would have freaked! Thanks for the video;)


Melissa March 23, 2013 at 4:45 am

Elementary teacher here! Taught 8 years in brick and mortar and now i teach online. From home. It is amazing!!

I have taken oranges And Popsicles from race spectators. I try not to take things in a bowl that a bunch of other people have been putting their sweaty hands in.


Lindsey March 23, 2013 at 12:55 pm

The Leprechaun made me laugh SO hard! What a funny video. And how could you ever take Brooke’s angry face seriously?! Adorable!!!


Luz March 26, 2013 at 8:04 am

HAHAHAH i don’t remember seeing him on the course.. I did the LA marathon.. I think I was on the oppositive side of the road lmao

I would’ve laughed it off.. haha

and I took oreos, cheez nips, pretzels.. and a banana from the strangers that were not aid stations lol


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