Showing posts from February, 2022

Here We Go, Fargo!

Training for the Fargo Marathon, on May 21st, started last week! That has looked mostly like treadmill runs during the week with a couple outdoor runs over the weekend.  Eventually, I hope to be outside for everything but the crazy cold, icy-packed streets and dark just aren't working for me right now. Soon, though! If you are unfamiliar with the Fargo Marathon, definitely check out some of my past race reviews ( 2014 , 2016 , 2019 , 2021 ) and more on . The course is flat, fast and has plenty of spectators (and music) to distract you from the personal pain cave that you may be running through as you push to a new PR.  Use the code " BIBRAVECOOL6 " to get a free Backpack Cooler when you register for Fargo - I hope to see you there!  Besides the mostly treadmill-based training lately, the build up to this training cycle has been the most consistent mileage that I have ever had! My mileage isn't huge but the base miles have been 30+ for the past 8 weeks

A Gentle Feast: Cycle 3 Term 2

Let me start off this review with an Instagram post I shared at the beginning of Term 2. This is a peek at what our neat little homeschool family "should" look like, with the perfect social media lenses on (actually, it's even a bit messy per those standards here!): And here's what it usually looks like, in real life! Learning is messy and there are too many busy young men in this house to pull off the neat "farmhouse chic" vibes. So to keep it real, most days, this is us:   Homeschooling itself went very well and we are all thriving in A Gentle Feast's Cycle 3: Reforms, Revolutions, and Reconstruction . Here is a quick rundown of what is working for us: Cycle 3 Curriculum Cycle 3 Morning Time Songschool Spanish E/3rd Grade: AGF Lower Elementary Language Arts (Print Font), Singapore Math 2B W/Kindergarten: Phonics Museum (that I found on eBay), Singapore Math 1A C/Pre-K: Preschool Workbook that I bought online (on Christian Books, I think)