I was really kind of bummed that I didn´t get to run outside yesterday. After single digits temps last week, it was in the mid-50s and sunny yesterday! Unfortunately, because I had a few appointments and then had to teach a class at night, I had an unplanned day off.
Last night I got to substitute for an ESL class (English as a second language). I have substituted once or twice before, but I will probably be doing it a lot more now that I am back in Falmouth. I love the diversity of the classes. In the intermediate class I taught last night, we had two Brazilians, a Spaniard, and a young man from the Ukraine.
We had some fun conversations, and I am constantly amazed at how far they have come with such a difficult language! I am very thankful I learned English as my first language!
Anyhow, I am super psyched this morning to be heading up to interview Bill Rodgers (former NYCM and Boston Marathon winner) about his running and his work with the Melanoma Foundation of New England (MFNE).
I have met Bill before through my work with the Falmouth Road Race. He’s such a nice guy, and I am really looking forward to getting to sit down and talk with him. I will be posting my recap of the interview and his work with MFNE soon!
Running-related: I had a great tempo run on Tuesday. I did a 1 mile warm-up, 4 miles at 7:19, and then a 1 mile cool down. I am going to try to run later this afternoon if I can get a sitter. It will probably just be a steady state run. I am going to go long again this weekend—probably 11 miles or so.