MIMM: Life Lately in Numbers

It’s always tough to get back into the blogging groove after missing a few days, or in this case, over a week.  Lots of things happen, lots of food is eaten, many miles are run, memories are made…  I don’t know where to start.

Thanks Katie for hosting another marvelous link-up!

My 1st.  Last weekend my momma, my BFF’s mom, Ryan, and I went out to dinner.  We went to The Tavern {a local restaurant} and I tried my first buffalo burger.  It was good, but the conversation that lasted three hours was better.  I’m glad that Ryan and I are already married because he might have run after hearing about our childhood shenanigans.


3 jobs.  Within about a week I went from working part-time as a substitute teacher to working three jobs – elementary special ed teacher, tutor, and sales associate.  My days are long and we’ve eaten lots of random meals {or take-out} lately, but I’m really enjoying everything that’s going on in my life right now!


2nd, 3rd, and 4th.  After shuffling schedules for a few weeks, trying different combinations, my schedule is finally set.  I teach one class of each: 4th grade math, 4th grade science, 2nd grade math, and 3rd grade math.

7 students.  The number of students on my caseload.  I’m lucky, they’re all precious  Seriously.

3 meetings.  Every week I have at least three meetings before school, which means I’m out the door between 6:30 – 7AM.  Thank goodness for quick breakfasts and Starbucks.


50/50 split.  My school day is split 50/50 – half of the time I’m co-teaching in a general ed classroom {“inclusion”} and the other half I’m in my classroom working with a small group of students who need additional support {“pull-out”}.

3 miles.  Last Monday Sarah and I went to our first Monday Funday Runday at =PR= Fairfax Corner.  It was hosted by Brooks Running so we got to take their latest shoe {the Transcend} out for a three mile test run and were served root beer floats when we got back to the store.


Lots of hours.  I’m scheduled to work lots of hours at the running store this month – every Wednesday, most Fridays, and at least one weekend day.

1 post.  Last week I shared just one post, a guest post by Jenna about injury prevention {thank you Jenna!}.  This week I’ve got a couple of guest posts scheduled: a wheat-free, dairy-free muffin recipe on Wednesday and a career-related post on Friday…  Plus a few next week!  If you’d like to guest post, please send an email to lifesabowlblog@gmail.com.

3 exams.  Two teaching exams and one running store exam means that there’s lots of studying to do!  Plus, studying middle school math to prep for tutoring.  Bring on the coffee, highlighters, and index cards.


10 miles.  Yesterday morning I ran the Reston 10 Miler!  I’ve run a few half marathons, but yesterday was my first official 10 miler.  Race recap coming later this week.

Too long.  I spend too long writing race recaps.  I type up my thoughts but then always go back and second guess myself {same is true for product reviews}.  I don’t want to leave anything out, don’t think I was thorough enough, think I rambled too much.  Hopefully I’ll get better with time.

At least one.  Truth: I’ve eaten at least one bag of PopCorners everyday for the past two weeks.  I’m addicted.  My favorite flavors are white cheddar and kettle.

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2 inches.  After waiting way too long, I got a haircut yesterday.  I asked my stylist to for just a trim, but I think she chopped off about two inches.  I’m not hating it though…  My hair finally feels healthy again.  The blonde highlights last spring butchered my hair.

60 minutes.  Ryan had a 60-minute massage scheduled yesterday, but gave it up for me to take.  So sweet, love him!

Too many.  We had snow day number ?? today.  I can’t keep up.  The roads are still snowy and it’s supposed to be only 7* tonight so I have a feeling we’ll be home again tomorrow.  The laundry is clean, the bathrooms are shiny, I made a batch of meatballs, potatoes were roasted, {break & bake} cookies were baked…


Question:  How much snow has your part of the world gotten this winter?

Question:  Have you tried PopCorners?

— Allison


Whatcha Think?

  1. I get stressed just reading about all the things you have to do! But looks like you’re loving it!!

  2. I agree with Andrea, your schedule sounds crazy! Glad you’re getting your routine worked out. I had a lovely day staying home but I won’t get another day off tomorrow. Layer up for my walk to work!

    • I’m thankful that I don’t have to walk far in the snow… Brrr! I don’t miss the days when I was at college in Boston and classes weren’t cancelled, despite the 10+ inches of snow on the ground 😛

  3. My heart melts that Ryan gave up his massage for you. Seriously, you’ve got a keeper! 😉

  4. Hi! I found your blog via the linkup. My local running shop also does fun runs with beer or root beer at the end. How fun! (I’m waiting for ours to start up again, which usually happens around daylight savings time)

    Very sweet and selfless of your husband to give you his massage!

    • Hey Camille! Thanks for reading :) I haven’t done a group run in a while, but reading your comment makes me want to start going again. They’re always fun!

  5. 7 seems like such a reasonable number…my caseload swings between 12 and 15 depending on the day! Sounds like life is so good for you right now!

    • By the end of the school year my caseload was up to 16. Surprisingly, it wasn’t bad – I really lucked out and had a great team and group of kiddos!

  6. I love the kettle popcorners! Those are awesome. And it looks like you’re definitely keeping busy – glad to hear that you’re enjoying it!

  7. Love the variety you have with your various jobs! Sounds a lot like my life…keeps me on my toes.

  8. So happy you’re enjoying everything you’re doing – what a blessing, even if you’re SO busy! I really like the concept of inclusion and pull-out … helps to make the kids not feel isolated but still get the attention they need! I’m guessing you’re an INCREDIBLE teacher!

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