Thank you so much for your comments, thoughts, prayers, and support. I was in tears reading them. It was a difficult and scary time (still is but not as much) but now I feel better. Now what is stressing me out is going back to work. It is still remote but there is so much work to do and I am not ready for tomorrow.
I continued with my Peloton cycling classes. I had been doing the 45 minute classes but on Thursday I couldn’t do another one. I was just so T-I-R-E-D and did a 20 minute class. On Wednesday I did the Billy Joel Ride and was excited for the playlist but it was disappointing. There were 11 songs and I knew 2 of the songs. Not the lyrics but at least I had heard the songs before. It is my fault because I should have paid more attention to the playlist.
The rest of the week was busy getting ready for school. We had three Institute Days and I was very annoyed that we got so little time to work on our stuff for school. I mean do we need to know about grading NOW? No, that could have waited since grades are not due till October.
I am still not ready for tomorrow or this week. The rest of the day today I will be working on my Google Classroom and figure out what exactly I will be doing. My teammates decided that we will spend the first week going over rules, expectations, assignments, etc. Also, I have no idea how many students will join me in the morning. I have 27 students and only 13 are in my Classroom. Today I will I reach out to parents again to have their child join my room. I know, I know. I need to be patient with them. 🙂
I went to the doctor on Friday for my yearly physical exam. She told me I could run outside and no bloodwork would be needed to check my glucose, cholesterol, and all the other fun stuff. She said that last year’s numbers were really good so I can skip it this year. I did get a Tetanus shot and a referral for a mammogram.
I went out on Saturday for a run. It had been almost 2 weeks since my last run. It felt HARD. Could have been the wind or the fact that I was very tired. I have not been sleeping well these past couple of weeks. Regardless I was very happy to run outside. I was supposed to run 4 miles but stopped at 3.25. I simply could not keep going. Mentally I was done.
Today I ran 3 miles. It did not feel as hard as yesterday but it didn’t feel easy either. Did I lose that much fitness while running and I were on a break?
Remember how last week I wrote about how I didn’t think I would complete the California Coast Challenge? Well, before I knew I could run outside I got the following message from the race organizers. Good to know I have the extra time!
Linking up with Kim and Deborah for the Weekly Run Down.