In my tenure with Chicago Public Schools, we've closed twice due to weather. First in 2011, a massive blizzard shut us down for three days. Today is Day 2 of the second time. My husband, donning his Han Solo jacket and cumbersome Sorel boots, ducked out at five a.m....more

Long Run With Built-In Drills [Also, It's Really Cold]

I seriously can't stand the treadmill.  I just can't.  I lose my mind during a shorty three mile run on that torture machine.  The beauty [sarcasm] of moving from one place with extreme temperatures to another place with extreme temperatures?  I will eventually have to jump on the stupid thing for long runs....more