It’s been a day of assessing myself and my students.

Exercise:

The other day, Marina @ Happy Healing mentioned a boxing class and it made me remember how much I loved my kickboxing class, so this morning I got up and did a twenty minute kickboxing workout. I loved it and felt that my arms really got a workout. It’s only as I write this that I realize I didn’t do the abs that I had planned to:(

I walked to and from work and tonight I got out the door to Run Clinic at the Runner’s Den. We did a pyramid workout. We did two repeats of the pyramid and had thirty seconds of rest throughout. It went – 30 sec, 45 sec, 60 sec, 75 sec, 60 sec, 45 sec, 30 sec.  it was a quick workout- just over 5km but it was fun. You just start running and it’s over! Two women were bugging me as they were pulling the group and still able to talk during the intervals- move up!!! Grrr! I had to assess whether I was going out with the right group tonight, why can’t they? However, the great thing tonight was that I finally quit saving my new Asics running shoes and got them onto my feet!

Aren’t they shiny and clean?? Lol, not for long๐Ÿ˜œ

Teaching:

We had a day with no tears!!! ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠ I think it’s the first time this year! I’ll have to think about the day to determine if there is anything special that contributed to that.   Nothing too exciting today, but we made thankful hands this afternoon. Each student got a traced hand and had to draw and write what they were thankful for on it. I was really impressed! Many years I’ve had to dig deep to get students beyond being thankful for their toys, but this year I didn’t have one who said that:). They were thankful for trees, the world, pets, parents, family, Granny, their house, water, being able to play outside, being able to go to school. It was great to see the children really get the concept:)

The only other interesting thing today was that I wrote my student’s interim report cards today. These are a checklist of social behaviours and work habits that we send home on Friday to let parents know how their child is doing. It sometimes feels as though this is way too soon as I don’t really know the children yet.  As I wrote them, most were good, though two were the worst I think I’ve ever written, I realized that I’ve only had my students for nineteen days so far. Wow! Maybe I shouldn’t expect so much from these poor little five year olds๐Ÿ˜‚. Thankfully most of them rise to the occasion.

I left the staff room early at lunch today as I was tired of listening to the complaining. We have a new report card this year, and we have to use it so let’s just accept it and move on. Some of my colleagues are spending way too much time complaining about it. This negativity starts to get to me! Why complain about something we can’t change at this time to people who can’t do anything about it? I’d rather just start dealing with it as best we can!

Blogging:

You’ll notice in the exercise paragraph I mentioned another blogger. That was where I was attempting to practice linking to another blog. Thanks for all the instructions, but I must have missed something:( I found the paperclip or chain and pressed that, but there didn’t seem to be a way to highlight the URL on the other blog. I am working on an iPhone, can anyone tell me how to highlight and copy a URL?? Please๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

And to Abbey, I’m not ignoring the post you tagged me in, I just figure I need to know how to link before I do it:(

I so dislike the feeling of not being able to do something that I think I should be able to do!!!!!! I think my 94 year old Grandma was better with tech than I am!

Socializing:

I am yet again the only single person on staff. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been asked if I’m married and then had to endure either the awkward silence when I say no or the “oh I can’t believe you’re not taken- you’re so cute” speech.  I’m not sure which is worse! I’m not sure what I’m going to do about this situation yet. I have a good life- a career I love, my own place, a vehicle, independence, etc, but I’m also surrounded by these great marriages in my family and I can’t help wanting that too. Hmmm this is going to require more thought๐Ÿค”

Knitting:

I am still furiously knitting away on my nephew’s scarf. I had forgotten about run clinic when I said it should be fine today, but hopefully tomorrow!

I’m just sitting here listening to the rain start, boy did we have perfect timing for our run tonight as it stayed dry the whole time after pouring all day and starting again now!

I’m off to knit more in the hopes of being done before I go crazy from using the same yarn for too long!

Have fun!

AJ

12 thoughts on “Assessing

  1. How exciting….no tears!!๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ˜Š Hopefully they have turned the corners and itโ€™s all smiles smiles ahead!:) and no worries….I had the darnedest time figuring out the tag/link/URL thing too! I found that when Iโ€™m on my phone…I go to the blog post that I want to copy the link for and in the upper right hand corner thereโ€™s a little arrow type thing which you click on. It gives you options to copy, open in safari, send as a message, and a whole bunch more. Choose the copy option and it will copy the link/URL for the blog post. Then when you are in your blog post that you are typing….double click to highlight the word you want to be the link to the blog post and choose the little paper clip looking link button. Then a little box will pop up with the option to paste the URL and type what words you want(if youโ€™ve highlighted the words you want to be the link already then it should auto fill it in there). Let me know if that makes sense or not! If not, I can take some screenshots and email them to you!๐Ÿ˜Š

    1. Thanks! Now if I could just figure out how to do an actual link! lol
      I know – that colour is my favourite and I was so excited to see that my regular shoe finally came in that colour. I’ve had enough yellow and orange to last me a while!

  2. You got a lot done. Yay for another ASICS wearer. I wear them also. I went to REI and had this amazing evaluation of my feet and what they needed. I learned I had high arches when I used to run and thought they needed super support but the guy said my arches don’t collapse when I walk b/c they’re probably strong from my power walking. He said I was a neutral and in-between two letters so I got the Kayano model. My feet feel good when I walk and he even showed me how to tie my laces right. He said some tie them too tight and need shoes that are a thumb above one’s big toe.

    1. Ooo I might have to look into having this type of assessment done when I next go to the states. I had the owner of my local running store fit me and I’ve been wearing Asics happily for many years now:)

      1. He needed more room around his toes. His ASICS were rubbing and causing blisters. He also has ordered thicker socks for his feet. I tried the Hoka but the REI guy said their bottoms were not dense enough for how I walk.

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