Friday, May 11, 2012
I am really worried about my 5K this weekend. Between my sinus infection and generally feeling run down, I haven't run since Sunday. I hope I can manage on Sunday. Worst case, I will walk/run it, but I really would love to run most of it with just a couple of walk breaks. Gah, I don't think I'll enter another race, because it is too much pressure! I have stopped feeling like I am running because I love it and have started to feel like I am running because I have to. I don't like that!
Anyways, check out some of my mega talented kids art!
I wish I could take credit for this, but I can't. I have a teacher come in once a week to teach my class while I do professional development, and she is really arty. My kids are really arty, too, and together they create some amazing things! They are currently working on some awesome animal face drawings in pastel, and I can't wait to get those on the wall! I have no idea how I ended up with the arty and sporty class, but I did, and I love it! Such a challenge, but teaching through art is fun.
And I will leave you with my favourite teaching quote from Maria Montessori
The greatest sign of a success for a teacher…is to be able to say, "The children are now working as if I did not exist."
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Tonight I had my first experience of real idiots at the gym. They were young guys, around 16, and there were 4-5 of them. They were messing around, using all the machines and equipment. Well, when they weren't standing in front of the mirror lifting up their tshirts and checking out their abs and biceps, that is. I used a couple of benches (sitting, standard and decline) after them and was having to wipe them down before and after using them because these fellas weren't wiping down ANYTHING. And they were sweaty and they smelled disgusting!
So I approached them. And I was really nice. I said "Hey, I think you guys are new around here. Just so you know, it is standard practice to wipe down your machines and benches after you use them. I've been having to wipe them down before I use them because you aren't wiping them." Then I walked away. And they all congregated and I could hear them saying stuff like "What did she want?" and "What did she say about us?" in a bit of a defensive and aggressive manner. Maybe the full sentences confused them? I don't know! Then I lost my sh#t a little and called out, mid leg lift, "Wipe your Sh#t down!" Yeah...Then I finished up and told a trainer, who escorted me to my car just in case the idiots had taken offense.
Ah well, the trainers think I'm funny.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
My fruit and veggie intake has been terrible. I NEED to get some more in the house. No excuses, I just need to go and buy some.
My exercise has been lacking. I am sick with a sinus infection, so that doesn't help. I have no desire to run when I feel like this, which sucks because I have my 5K on Sunday. I kinda feel up to some weights, so I'm gonna head to the gym soon.
I work too bloody hard. Seriously, I'm one of the first to arrive and the last to leave. I keep the same hours as the assistant principal! It is making me tired and cranky.
My boyfriend does next to nothing around the house. Our agreement is that while he is only working part time, he takes care of the housework. I think that is more than fair, since I am working 60 hours a week most weeks, and he works 15. Lately he has just stopped doing stuff and the house is a mess. I'm tired, and sick, I'm not doing it!
In short, I am sick, I am worn out and I am tired. I don't want to stop exercising, because I feel that is what keeps me on track. Gah. Just venting.
Tuesday, May 08, 2012
The weights area at the gym on a Tuesday night, that it. The men leave the benches everywhere, and when I try to move it to where it is supposed to be, I have to get people to shuffle (in between sets, of course!) so I can fit. I will fit, so I see no point in waiting around for benches where there are plenty, they are just stacked up against the wall.
I ran through my new weights program today, from start to finish with no breaks. Whew, am I gonna hurt tomorrow! The worst (best!) moves are the Arnie chair press and the walking lunges. My butt and back are already sore, tomorrow is gonna be interesting! I enjoyed the lower reps at a higher weight, and am glad I requested this program.
Additionally, 6 weeks ago I could only do 5 skull crushers at a time with a 5kg bar (no weight). Tonight I did 3 sets of 10 with a 10kg bar and weight (10kg total). Colour me proud :D
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