The climate in education right now is a difficult one, it hurts me to hear so many amazing teachers sound so disheartened, burnt out and on the brink of walking away. It kills me to hear students echoing similar sentiments. Many of your that have looked at my “About Me” page or read any of my former students blogs know that I love to run. I use the Nike Run App because of the head trainer that does so many of the guided runs. Coach Chris Bennett has helped me push through a lot of barriers that I never thought I would be able to push through and recently I have kept hearing him say “This is About Running and This is Not About Running”. I am not trying to minimize or dismiss anyone’s feelings because they are valid since you feel them. I would only ask that you keep this in the back of your mind. “It’s not always going to be easy but it is really important to remember that it’s not always going to be hard”. Thank you Coach Bennett for that, it has helped carry me through difficult runs and difficult days. I hope that the hard doesn’t last too much longer for those of you that feel overwhelmed. Until next time Happy Blogging!