Monday, November 16, 2009

Flat Stanley runs a 5k!?

Who is Flat Stanley you ask? Well I (with the help of wikipedia) will tell you.
The Flat Stanley project stems from a book about a little boy named Stanley who accidentally gets flattened when a bulletin board falls off his bedroom wall and squishes him. Stanley discovers that he can sneak into locked rooms, fly like a kite, and do all sorts of fun things in his newly flattened state. His favorite thing to do is be mailed to friends and go on trips!

So the premise of the project is that each student creates a "stanley" and a journal for stanley. They then send Stanley to various addresses that were collected and the people who receive Stanley journal about the adventures that they have and then mail Stanley back to the sender. Stanley's done lots of cool things like:
meeting "Dubya"

Hang out with Condi
And coolest of all: Ride a Motorcycle!!

So the kids at my favorite elementary school are participating in their very own Flat Stanley project and I can't wait to see what kind of adventures Stanley goes on!! My Special Ed chair recruited me for some more addresses/places for Stanley to go, so some of my favorite people will get to meet Stanley, and hopefully one day You will meet Stanley too!!

In other news, I had dinner with my friend Kathleen "Funky" Funk yesterday at an amazing Thai restaurant in Montrose. While dining on delectable Asian cuisine, Funky and I decided to become running buddies just in time to register for the EP5K associated with the Chevron Houston Marathon!!

That means that for the next 8 weeks I will be doing my darndest to become a runner so that I can successfully complete the race! Major props to Nicki for taking the lead on this admirable task! I am so excited to have someone to do this with and to share it with you all so that I can have accountability too!! I'll do my best to keep you guys posted on my progress. I'm using the "couch potato to 5k" application I put on my iPhone and so far so good...but we'll see how I do at the end of the program :)

Here's to adventures, friends, accountability partners, random 5K races, and most of all Flat Stanley!

Blessings to you today!

1 comment:

  1. Yay Stephanie!!! I am so excited to know about other beginning runners!! :) You will do a great job -- it's the perfect time to start running because it's finally cooling off. :) I signed up for a 5K next month for some motivation -- I'm only running at 2 miles right now so I have a LONG ways to go until the half. That's so great that you have a running buddy -- you will motivate each other a lot. Keep me updated in how you're training is going (and where Flat Stanley travels)!!