It’s the last Friday of the month which means Marcia has opened the Runfessional!  It’s also time for another edition of Fit Five Friday hosted by DarleneRenéeJenn, Michelle, and me!  Let’s get started, shall we?!

Hello there and Happy Friday!  I am excited we are at the end of April.  I know you know why I am happy about it.  I am taking it day by day and am doing my best to be calm and patient at work.  29 days to go!

I runfess…
That I did not get a period this month.  Last month I wrote that in March my period lasted 10 days.  I’ve never had one last that long.  I already sent a message to my doctor letting her know.  It could be pre-menopause, stress, or something else.  One thing I know for sure is that I am NOT pregnant. 😊 

I runfess…
That I am a bit jealous of seeing people post on Facebook about their vacation.  I am happy for them.  But deep down inside I do wished that were me going on vacation too.  I have the time and the money so what really is the issue?  Is it really Covid stopping me or is it something else?  Places I want to visit are Mexico, NY, and Washington, DC.

I runfess…
These past few days it’s been going well in school.  My secret?  I tell my students that if they don’t pay attention, don’t do the assignments, etc, etc., I will remove them from my Google Meet.  Then they cannot join again until 24 hours later or I change the meeting code.  I do the latter.  I also tell them that if parents ask why I removed them, that they should go ahead and tell them.  I’ve had to remove a few and for the most part most of them are paying more attention to me.

I runfess
That all of this running and bike classes is making me more hungry.  I need to do better in eating a more filling breakfast so that I am not starving by 10am (my lunch is at 11:30am on Monday and at 12:30 pm the other days).  I make a shake/smoothie with oatmeal, almond milk, and protein powder.  Sometimes I add a banana or spinach.  I thought that the oatmeal would fill me up but it doesn’t.  It doesn’t help that I am rushing when I get home from my run since I need to shower, get ready, and leave for work.

I runfess…
That while the extra money is nice teaching summer school, sometimes I have no desire to do it anymore.  I had to pick whether I wanted to do remote or in person teaching.  I picked in person and then changed it to remote.  However, there is no guarantee that I would be given what I select.  I like remote because it means no kids in the room and I do not have to wear a mask.  I like in person because I miss having kids in the classroom.  I have 3 right now (different days) and it is nice having them.  Each option has pros and cons.  I know the school I will be teaching but still do not know the grade.  Hopefully soon I will find out!

Again, thanks for listening!!

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16 Comments on Fit Five Friday and April 2021 Runfessions

  1. Smoothies alone don’t usually keep me full for long enough so I will usually have something else with it. The idea of vacation sounds great but I don’t think I’m ready yet. I hope you get a good option for teaching summer school!

  2. That’s a great idea for keeping your students more attentive and on-task. Do you grab a quick snack before your morning run? That may help some with the hunger you feel afterwards (?).

    • I am so tired of most of them not doing any work so it was a way to keep them in class and work. I male them submit the work after each class session. Out of 28 students I have 4-5 that participate and do all or most of the work.

  3. If I don’t put protein powder in my smoothies, I’m hungry fairly quickly after I eat them! I love your solution to keep your students engaged. Hit ’em where it hurts, right? LOL

  4. I have been envious of folks going on vacation too, I’m happy that I finally booked a weeklong vacation in June! Hopefully you get to travel soon!

  5. I always find a I need a mid-morning snack despite what I eat for breakfast. Could you slip in a snack with your classes?

    I really want to take a vacation too but I think for this year I’m probably going to stick to someplace I can drive to.

  6. Maybe you can plan a trip for this summer, Zenaida. I think you can travel safely, especially if you have been vaccinated. There are ways to do it.

    I like your idea for keeping your students on-task. One advantage of having remote classes, right?

  7. Running and walking make me hungry all the time.

    I love your strategy for keeping the kids’ attention.

    Vacations will come. And you will appreciate them even more

  8. Way to go, getting your students to pay attention! That’s a great strategy.

    Smoothies don’t do it for me. What about a hard boiled egg to go along with it? The protein might help.

    We are trying to plan a vacation, but it’s so hard to commit to anything.

    • Glad you think so. Our Principal had told us months ago not to remove students. I didn’t…until now. It is working! I am too many students and I am doing what is best for ME and my class. I don’t like hard boiled eggs but will most likely eat a Picky Bar to fill in that void.

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