I talk about having a routine for my students at school, but maybe it’s really for me as today I was out of routine and it really messed me up!


This morning I met Dennis for a trail run. I have to keep reminding myself that trail runs are for fun, not speed as my speed definitely suffered. We had to park two blocks away to add on a kilometer each way as the actual trail and back is only about 4.5km. It wasn’t an elegant, fast or easy run, but I managed to accumulate another 7.5km. I am hoping to do 53km in the second half of April so that I can be caught up on mileage by the end of it.

I was talking with Lyndsay today and she was heading to the track to run 1 mile, do 100 burpees and then run another mile. I had already run, but decided to see if i could do 100 burpees. Yes I can, but why do I let myself get influenced into these ideas????


I sat down right away to get the kindness challenge posted (compliment someone) and the daily activities. I then took an early recess break to shower because I was absolutely freezing. I spent right up until lunch responding to student work on FreshGrade. This is going to be a very time consuming part of this remote teaching!

After watching the lunch webinar on Microsoft Streams( I really shouldn’t have bothered), I ate a quick lunch, watered my plants and did up my dishes.

This afternoon I spent the time gathering all the resources I should need for next week’s activities. I have to admit it went faster than last week and I think I have a small part of OneDrive figured out.

All day though I felt very rushed and I didn’t get my bathroom cleaned until after work:(. I do much better when I just follow my usual routine!


Still listening to and enjoying The Semi Attached Couple.


I have just started the pattern Seraphina which I got off Ravelry. We shall see if I can get it to work as I don’t want it so big and I also have less yarn than it calls for😳


I have had two good days of eating mainly veggies and protein, but today I had the delivery of my fresh prep food. I’ll be sharing that with you over the next few days.

Well I’m going to try and get two more rows of knitting done before I crawl into bed with my book.

Have fun!


17 thoughts on “I Need Routine

    1. Yes my trail running is definitely for fun! I didn’t even look at my watch until I was home and thankfully mileage is my goal, not speed

      1. Oh we’ve had beautiful weather for about the past two weeks so I’ve been doing lots of running to take advantage of it

  1. I hear you! I am trying to get a better routine going here, since my exercise has suffered significantly this past year because Max doesn’t like walking very far any more. Spring is always a motivating time for me, and now that they’ve announced school will be on line e for the rest of the year, I have finally rearranged my kids so that I have things blocked up. They are also getting better about login in, so things are going more smoothly. I started some online workouts on Monday, and if I can survive this week, I know I’ll be feeling much better when the weather improves, and the sunrise early enough to walk by myself, but boy am I paying for my laziness at the moment!

    1. I do find it tough every time the routine needs to change. That’s great you found some online ones, but yes I do know that feeling when you start being active again after a break. I recommend some gentle yoga and a heating pad- always makes it better.
      I’m glad you got things rearranged to suit yourself better. I am hoping that as I get into a groove I will get a bit more free time as right now I’m working longer hours than I am at school!
      That’s too bad school is cancelled for the rest of the year, but nice you have that info. We are living in limbo as there are rumors we will be going back this year, but nobody knows for sure.

  2. Bless your heart! I don’t know why anyone would want to do 100 burpees. My son just set up his own gym in the garage. He is very proud of himself. He is a trainer by profession, so this stay at home order has really put a damper on his lifestyle. I think he is even installing a punching bag. I might put that to use too!

    1. Oh that’s awesome he set up a gym- you should totally sneak in to use it! I wish I had a bit more at home! I’m not sure why anyone would want to do 100 burpees either🤣🤣

      1. It would be mine as well AJ. I’m still waiting for us to convert to Windows 10 and a new accounting program so I will have a similar angst when that happens!

      2. Ugh the anticipation of that would kill me! At least this happened quickly so I didn’t have time to dread it

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