What was dubbed the first “Officially Unofficial NCE Fun Run” attracted 20 early-rising superintendents (and a few AASA staff members) for a jaunt around the streets of the Los Angeles Convention Center on Friday.
They were up before the sun, most of them cajoled by AASA’s head of public policy, Noelle Ellerson Ng. She organized the fun run in conjunction with a Los Angeles running club, November Project.
The host club tailored the morning warmup to educators. This included a rousing call and response of the alphabet before breaking up the runners into groups of three to complete a circuit workout that required runs, burpees, planks and squats. They rounded out the workout with a “burnout” by playing a recording of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
Said Ellerson Ng: “We did minute intervals of exercises – squats, pushups and jumping jacks, to name a few. It was a perfect balance of weird, welcoming, fun and sweaty.”
She hopes to build on this activity at future AASA national conferences.