Here’s hoping this new app works better for me!!!
My day started out great because I got to go for a run! I went out my usual way but switched over to running along Murray Street as it still seemed a little dark on the trail, around Rocky Point Park and back home along the trail. I purposely ran slowly so my blood pressure hopefully didn’t go crazy and I didn’t bleed so as far as I’m concerned, I’m good to go for running again!
I walked to and from work which I have come to realize is going to have to count for my walk on weekdays now that I’m back to work. There just isn’t enough time, even with leaving at four to get a run, a walk and a workout in each day. I guess my trifecta will have to wait until the weekends!
My workout was awesome today! As I was leaving work at 5:30😞, my co- department head and regular exercise buddy asked if I wanted to meet for a workout. I immediately took her up on that offer because I know it’s easier to workout when you meet someone and I feel like I push myself harder when I’m with her. It felt great to get back to our workouts after the summer hiatus! A five minute warm up on the treadmill, a two hill repeat, a sprinting repeat and then onto weights. I even pushed myself on the step ups to use the middle height bench instead of the shortest one). I had no problems with my finger or any other body part except during the treadmill hills my hand was tingling. I don’t know why, but I did slow it down a little.
I would count today as a success exercise wise!!
It was the last day of our introductory week where we worked in grade groups. The children were so tired this morning!!! I tried a go-noodle video to energize them and it was interesting to see how they slowly caught on to the movements. I think I should have played it one more time and then they would have done more of it. I ended up being on supervision which isn’t my favourite thing, but it’s also not the worst, since the kids at my school are pretty tame compared to others I’ve taught! Two of my girls from last year spent the entire fifteen minutes hiding behind me and trying to jump out and surprise me. Might have worked better if they moved quicker and didn’t giggle so much 🤣
We got our work done much quicker than expected this morning so we played a game I had never played before- “This is a marker, but it’s not a marker, it’s a…”. The responses were sometimes hilarious! I love how kids are so creative! The marker became a magic wand, a car, a rocket, a cheetah, a pickle, etc. Super easy and they were giggling away and being creative so definitely a success!
It was our multicultural lunch today which amazingly comes together every year on the first Friday back to school. It never looks like it will, but it does! This year there was actually a seven layer dip I could eat, a quinoa salad and a blueberry bar. I definitely made a piglet out of myself! I wish I had taken a picture of my plate as it was a definite improvement over last year when I only had pickles and olives to eat.
Well I led a rally this afternoon and survived:). It wasn’t perfect, but for a first try I’m satisfied. One of the intermediate teachers was saying his students asked that we do it again next year, so I’ll take that as a success. I think I’d better send an email to staff asking for feedback so I hear what they think too.
I would count today as a success because I also got completely ready to welcome my new class on Monday morning- all labels are adhered, desks have been organized, and planners have been labelled:)
Not a thing:( I’m dying to do it, but with large sharp needles and thick wool, i know I’ll want to use my left pointer finger so it’s not happening yet. All that happened was the afghan moved off the couch.
Well since I want to get up at 6 to do the crunch, I’d better get to bed:).
PS: The app really did work better:)