Well, it’s the 2020 Slice of Life Challenge and I’m already behind!
So, we’ll start out with an oldie, but a goodie in terms of challenge slices.
- I am nervous. I don’t like feeling this unprepared for the challenge. I thought I was doing well, but I’m not.
- I am feeling strong. My wife and I just got done with an “Indoor Ironman Challenge” where we ran 26.2 miles, swam 2.4 miles, and rode 116 miles on the bike over the month of February. I’m still obese but have lost almost 10 pounds since Christmas.
- I am a writer, I love looking at my blog count. It shows that I am a writer, no matter how much I mock myself. My 25 followers will tell you I write on Tuesdays and some Fridays.
- I am a teacher. Enough said. 25 years and many different grade levels, I’m back to sixth grade where I started.
- I am tired. Enough said as well. Teaching, being a husband, father, and son, I’m struggling at all of them right now.
- I am worried. Cornavirus (no, NOT the beer), growing old, my parents growing old, changes in education, all of it makes me lose sleep.
- I am happy spring is coming. Today, going outside, it sounded different. Different birds had come back. Robins and blackbirds today, more tomorrow. Spring is near.
I am happy that we are writing on the first day of March in the Slice of Life Challenge!
Good luck Slicers, I look forward to seeing your writing, thoughts, and slices!
March 1, 2020 at 10:24 pm
I am tired too but so glad you wrote today!
March 1, 2020 at 10:32 pm
Me too! Just scattered. Need to feel more in tune with everything and I’m not. I hoping that this month can help! 🙂
March 1, 2020 at 10:25 pm
Glad to see you back at it! You are NOT behind- you made it here in time!
March 2, 2020 at 7:53 am
Well, how about behind on my own schedule?! 🙂 But, I made it, and that’s what matters! 🙂
March 1, 2020 at 10:28 pm
As someone who’s done his fair share of running, I can appreciate the effort it takes just to get to the starting line. No DNS for you, which means you’re on your way, Darin! Yes, there’s plenty in the world right now that merits concern and plenty that can sap our energy. Yet, I’m also inspired by reading about your steady litany of wins: in fitness, writing, and teaching. Thanks for being here.
March 2, 2020 at 8:20 am
>I’m also inspired by reading about your steady litany of wins<
Sometimes, it takes that outside perspective to make things right! Thanks for stopping by and thanks for making sure I keep seeing the positives around me!
March 1, 2020 at 10:43 pm
Thank you for being so honest! I’m tired too!
March 1, 2020 at 10:45 pm
Thank you for being so honest and I am tired too! Let’s do this this month!
March 2, 2020 at 8:02 am
If you read my blog at all, you’ll find somedays, I’m a little too honest! 😀 I’m very quiet in real life, keeping a lot of stuff inside, so some days, this is my release valve of sorts! 🙂
Thanks for stopping by and good luck this month!
March 1, 2020 at 10:50 pm
Darin, glad to see my late night writing pal back at the same bat channel! I’m feeling all the things you mentioned, and honestly I’m not even sure how it happened that I’m doing this again. But, here I am. I guess I just didn’t want to miss out on all the chaos and fun. We’ll be tired, worried, nervous and strong all together. Good luck to you Fellow slicer!!!!
March 2, 2020 at 8:04 am
Hey Angelina, good to see you back as well! It’s funny, doing this challenge, you do get to see who the early morning risers and who are the night owls. I prefer the night writing most of the time because, well, I’m never that organized to get it done at a decent time! However, it’s always good to see familiar faces! Good luck with all the crazy writing we’ll do! 🙂
March 1, 2020 at 10:55 pm
Running 26.2 miles is no joke. I’ve only done 13.1 & couldn’t move very well the next two days. But look at you! Be proud of you and your wife’s accomplishment. Welcome back to another year. I think you’ll do fine even if you are feeling unprepared. Don’t we always feel that way anymore in our jobs?
March 1, 2020 at 11:29 pm
You are AMAZING. Running a marathon is my on my bucket list. Don’t ever doubt yourself, and I love that you do this with your wife. Lucky both of you to have each other.
My son and I are gearing up for our third half marathon together, and this is inspiring 100%.
March 2, 2020 at 4:23 am
I echo your concerns though certainly can’t match that amazing accomplishment of Ironman. Here’s to another March together. We got this.
March 2, 2020 at 7:56 am
We got this, indeed! I look forward to your amazing insight, all month long! SOLC, it’s on!
March 2, 2020 at 5:43 am
You are definitely a writer-dedicated to writing weekly and more. SOLC, here we go again. 🙂
March 2, 2020 at 5:47 pm
Congrats on doing the Indoor Ironman Challenge – love this! I’ve never heard of the Slice of Life challenge – can you point me in the right direction? Sounds like fun.
March 5, 2020 at 11:25 pm
Just came back to this comment and forgot that I’d not pointed you in the “right direction”! 🙂
Twowritingteachers.org hosts a “Slice of Life” every Tuesday where you post your blog and comment on three others. They also host the “Slice of Life Challenge” where you are blogging for all 31 days in March, posting and commenting each day. It’s a great way to keep writing and meet some fabulous people too! Drop by and see what it’s all about! 🙂