I'm not very fast so I try to have fun!

January 23, 2020

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Columbus,IN,United States

Member Since:

Jan 01, 2016



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Running Accomplishments:

5K - 23:39:1 / Abby Brinkman 5K 2016

8K - 41:49.9 / Turkey Trot 8K 2018

10K - 50:58.2 / Rock N Ready 10K Run 2016

10K - 47:47.2 / Katie McBurnett 2019

Half-Marathon - 01:56:07 / Hilly Half of Brown County 2016

Marathon - 4:08:10 / Indianapolis Monumental Marathon 2016

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Miles:This week: 28.22 Month: 155.83 Year: 155.83
Broooks Ghost 11 (4th Pair) Lifetime Miles: 527.66
Brooks Ghost 11 (5th Pair) Lifetime Miles: 293.96
Brooks Ghost 12 Lifetime Miles: 430.45
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance

Workout: (treadmill)

  • Warm-up / 1 mi / 10:30
  • Marathon pace / 5.05 mi / 9:40

During our Social and Emotional lessons in my first grade class, I attempted to teach my learners about resilience. We watched an inspirational video about runner Derek Redmond. We learned that he was favored to win the gold medal at the Barcelona Olympics. While competing for the medal, his hamstring tore. He could not continue running. He received a standing ovation because he walked to the finish line instead of giving up. All day long my learners were saying, "I am not going to give up. If I just keep going, I won't have to say that I failed!" I really nailed that lesson!

At the end of the day our phys. ed teacher came to my classroom. She commented on how fireed up my kids were about everything that they did in P.E. class. As she inquired more about their enthusiasm, she heard all about our resilience lesson.

This is what she learned: She learned that a runner ran a race. During the race, he pulled a hamster out of his leg. The hamster was like a rubberband and it just snapped. The runner cried a lot, but he finished the race pulling a hamster.

Teaching first grade is A LOT of fun!



Brooks Ghost 12 Miles: 6.05
From Michael on Sat, Dec 14, 2019 at 08:18:22 from

I've had those hamster problems too. I hate it when they squirm during a race. Very distracting! :) Funny story.

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