Friday, May 06, 2016

Trails With a View

I'm back in Utah and trail running again. Looking forward to this coming race season.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

And Just Like That, My First Semester Is In The Books!

Seems like only a short time ago I was struggling to learn names and figure out how to teach 40+ students at the same time. I've since moved into my own classroom and feel very comfortable teaching them possessive pronouns and demonstratives.

Here's my empty classroom after first moving in

Ready for class

My four classes

We held a teacher training where I ran into Jung again. She was the counterpart of another PCV before I arrived. 

Recognizing two retiring faculty for their service at our school's 77th anniversary celebration.

Angkor Wat Marathon 2015

Traveled into Cambodia with other PCVs to Siem Reap to run the Angkor Wat Marathon. The overland journey getting there was rough. I don't recommend it. Easier to fly. Spent all day Saturday exploring the many temples through the Angkor Wat area with Pete. He gets credit for the photos below with me in them.

The marathon was on Sunday. Only part of it took place inside the park area, which would have been more scenic had I not seen everything the day before. Marathons are painful, so it's hard (for me at least) to appreciate what's around me. Also, I had to go #2 for half the race, and there weren't any port-a-johns on the course.

But, I made it to the end. Here I am with Alyssa completely exhausted. 

All of us in front of the Angkor Wat temple with our medals.