First Day of Summer Vacation

It is the first day of summer vacation.

Do you remember that feeling you had when you were a child and summer break just started? As a teacher, I still get that!

I absolutely love teaching, but I also absolutely love and need my summer vacation.

Today? Today, we pack.

Tomorrow? Tomorrow, we fly.

We will be making a 23 hour journey, not including taxi time but from airport to airport, across the planet again. I swear these little people we made have gone around the globe more times in their short lives than most will in a lifetime. When I was their age, the only thing that I had done that many times was watch the Care Bears movie.

But, back to today.

I woke up this morning, not to an alarm, but to my body’s natural fulfillment of sleep. It took me a minute to process what I was feeling. That feeling was rested.

I drank coffee. I read my book. Both for as long as I felt like. Then I played with my kids, packed a little, and got my running clothes on. I went for a little bit longer run this morning, because I could. I am not going to lie, one of the things I am really looking forward to this summer is putting in the miles. With no time constraints, I can improve my endurance and simply enjoy longer runs. I am going to run so much.

I am at peak summer vacation right now. The next few months will be spent recouping my mind and strengthening my body. I am really looking forward to finding and restoring that balance.

To all the other teachers out there, may you enjoy your much earned summer.

To all the other runners out there, may you find your balance on the trails.

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