Showing posts from July 26, 2009

Let's recap.....

So my first week of teaching is under my belt. Lots was learned and lots was figured out in a week. I'm sure there will be a very steep learning curve but I'm ready for it.

You might be asking how my plan went. I had a plan for working out, eating, and sleeping. I would say I had about a 75% success rate, which I think is pretty darn good. The eating was fine, I find I don't have a lot of time to eat many days so it's something quick on the run and it's much easier to have something from home so I can eat on right then.

Sleeping has been just fine because I'm exhausted at the end of the day :) By the time I get home, eat and relax, I fall into bed at 9 and sleep like a log. So two items done well.

The workouts have not been so great. I did workout Monday and Tuesday but missed the rest of the week. But I have good reasons. A) I'm exhausted, see the previous paragraph. B) My feet hurt. By the end of the day my feet are aching. C) Did I mention ho…

AFLAC Iron Girl

So I got an email from an intern at AFLAC Iron Girl asking me to post about it on my blog. I said why not. It's going to be broadcast on NBC Sports on Sunday, Aug 2nd. Here's a teaser:

I really love all female events. It may be sexist, I know, but I like not having the testosterone fueled males all over the place. I also think it gives women a safe venue to try something new. Something that in the past hasn't been a traditional female pursuit. Look at some of the women in that video, they are not your typical athletes. Anyway, check it out, it might be fun to watch. Sunday, August 2nd, NBC!!!


after days of stressing, worrying, planning, and generally freaking out, I made it through the first day of school. I had 5 classes, 3 chemistry and 2 pre-algebra, and they all went pretty well. I spent the day going over the rules and procedures for the class, so we really didn't do any "work" just groundwork that will make class better down the road. Tomorrow I'm going to finish up the rules and procedures and start in on the basics. Luckily I followed the rule of having much more then I could possibly cover in on period. I'm ready for the rest of the week.

It was a long, tiring day. I am exhausted. Teaching is tough work. After school I had to go to a field trip for my master's class and wouldn't you know it was a walking tour. Yikes!! All I wanted to do was sit down and rest my feet. It was brutal. But now I'm home and resting. Tomorrow is another day, and I have to be ready for it.

In other news, I haven't ridden my bike all …

I need a plan

So here's the deal. I was cruising along very nicely getting my workouts in, starting to focus on my eating when WHAM!! I was smacked in the face with all kinds of stuff. I had to substitute for a day, the rescue thing happened, I started at my new job, and I got a head cold on top of all that. So my workouts fell by the wayside (though I was doing heavy physical labor for a couple of days) and the eating went all to hell. Now, I'm facing starting school on Monday and I need a plan. I'm starting as a new teacher and I know that the first year is going to be rough. Because of that I absolutely, positively have to get my workouts in. My best stress handler is working out so that becomes a huge priority. Then there's the eating. In order to keep my energy up and be able to handle the stress and 100+ teenagers, I need to eat right. I haven't been doing that lately for a large number of reasons that are nothing but excuses. It's not even that I've be…