Saturday, September 11, 2010

Perks of the Job

I've now completed 2 weeks as a PE teacher, and I am pretty stoked on the job. I have 4 periods of PE, which means plenty of opportunities to be active with the kids (my PE teacher in Middle school was a short, pudgy, obnoxious guy who just yelled at us and never did any physical activity himself).  Yesterday, I ran with the girls in each class for a total of 3.2 miles, and also did 40 pushups over the course of the day.  The girls were pretty excited that I was running with them, and of course an extra opportunity to run (while on the job) is pretty nice.

My own running has been up and down.  Fortunately there are TONS of amazing places to run around here.  Last week I managed to get 35 miles in, and on the weekend we did an awesome run along the coast with beautiful views of the Golden Gate Bridge.  Having Lake Merced about a mile away (a 4.5 mile paved loop with no stoplights!) has been pretty nice, and today we're going to run up to Golden Gate Park for a total of 13 miles.  I'm not surprised at all that San Francisco is consistently ranked in the top 10 cities for running by Runners World. I love it!

There are races all.the.time up here, so hopefully I'll get back into that and train more consistently so this blog will see some action again.  In the meantime, happy running!


  1. So glad things are going good with your new job! I have no idea how you fit in 35 miles of running outside of your work time! I've been leaving at around 7:30 and crash when I get home. Hopefuly things will settle down soon! PE is such an excellent opportunity to get some exercise in, and it sets a great example for your students! I'm sure they LOVE it!

  2. What an ideal job. Glad SF is treating you well!

  3. That is so awesome that you get to "play" at work. It sounds like a great time.

  4. When you get a chance, go for a run a long the Embarcadero. The views are terrific, it's mostly flat, and you can run from the ballpark all the way to the Golden Gate Bridge.