12 nurses office visits (3 headaches, 7 I-might-throw-ups, 1 sprained ankle, 1 bump on the head)
7 cards pulled for behavior (and I was being lenient)
4 needy kids who had to show me every little thing they colored/wrote/drew and told me far too much about their lives
5 kids who claimed to be on the verge of losing teeth
5 girls hugging my legs to the point that I couldn’t move through the hallway [please stop touching me!]
4 “busywork” assignments I had to assign because the teacher didn’t leave enough work to keep them busy
HOW DO FIRST GRADE TEACHERS EVER GET ANYTHING DONE??
Give me middle/high school any day…
My meeting with the athletic trainer went well; he says that I have great flexibility but not enough strength in my legs for the continued mileage increases I’ll have this year. (Damn you Jillian, what about all of those squats?) He gave me a set of strength moves and stretches to do that literally takes me an hour to complete. I’m sure you’ll all of aware of this, but I’m not super patient when it comes to stretching/sitting still. I have a continual love/hate relationship with yoga for this reason, and I tend to neglect stretching or half ass it as a result. So I’m really proud that I’ve managed to stick to this for the past three days, and I’m looking at how I can start incorporating some of the moves into my day so it won’t be so overwhelming. Every time I want to quit my inner voice screams “DON’T BE A DUMBASS, YOU’LL CRAP OUT IN CHICAGO!” and then I keep going.
I’m going to attempt running (probably run-walking, actually) again tomorrow because I’m worried about the miles and maintaining my fitness level for my half marathon in April.
This weekend was awesome. Now I sort of miss college.
I’m too old for this shit. But it’s never gonna stop me.
It’s not good, folks.
you know how the Chicago Marathon sold out within 6 days this year?
I signed up for that business on Friday. Doing something epic
for ON my 25th? Check.