The first two days of school have been great. But man, am I TIRED. I'm not exactly one of those teachers who can sit at my desk and teach. I'm kind of all over the room. My feet hurt. Ugh. I'm gonna have to wear better shoes or something......
So far the kids are awesome and I'm loving it. I'm thinking of all these new things I can do and ways I want to teach this and that...man, if only I had more time....and LESS proficiency tests....sigh. :)
BUT, as promised, I totally didn't sleep the night before. Ugh. 3.5 hours AT BEST.
Got up to run at 5:30 and was supposed to do an hour with 3-3 minute pickups to Zone 3. Well, I got 5 miles in and wasn't able to run a full hour. Oh well. I had to get goin', plus my good friend Sammy is here randomly for a few nights on business, so I was wanting to get back to see her before she left at 7am. My pickups were good though, and I averaged around 8:10 miles for them. Yahoo!
Taught all day and then was supposed to swim 4000 yards before Sammy, Matt and I went to dinner.
And that's when I CRASHED. HARD CORE. I was dehydrated, tired, and didn't eat much, and I bonked. Only could get out about 2500 before I threw the towel in and called it a day. Tomorrow I have 4600 yards so hopefully I will redeem myself.
So, I'm trying to freaking slow down, sleep, hydrate, and eat good stuff. It's been rough, but I'm glad I have something busy to keep my mind off this taper thing and also from freaking out about the race.
On deck this weekend, I'm meeting with the Northeast Ohio IM MOO peeps, like TriAl, on Friday night, then a 4 hour ride in ZONE 1 for hours 1-3 on Saturday! Zone 1?! What's THAT? Sunday, probably an hour and a half ride, and then Iron Johnny and I are meeting with our coach to go over IM and our race plan. Hard to believe...
On a funny note, yesterday for an ice-breaker, I had my kids play two truths and a lie. You have two statements that are true and one that is false, and you have to guess which one is false. So, I used myself as an example and said this:
1. I love skydiving and have been 2 times.
2. One of my guilty pleasures are White Castle cheeseburgers.
3. In 17 days I'm going to do an Ironman Triathlon.
The ones that had me last year knew it wasn't #3, but a lot of the others guessed that one was the lie. :) hee hee I'm sneaky. Then, they asked what it was, and some about fell over when I told them. So I think I've got a little street cred. Now I'd better not screw it up.
By the way, #1 is the lie. I'm deathly afraid of falling.
Mmmmm. White Castle.