Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Turn Around

Today was quite the day. We spent a couple hours in the morning at a "staff meeting" on some new procedures and such, then us special ed teachers put our heads together, hoping to make some sort of schedule for the four of us. Let's just say we left the building at 4pm with our heads spinning. My head was literally hurting. I was mentally drained. What a mess.

I left school with a bad attitude. And I didn't like it. I really don't let much bother me at school, but some of the negativity and frustration of others got to me today, and I just needed to change my attitude. I don't like complainers. I can't start the school year like this, and being a new teacher, I do not want to get sucked into co-workers "views and opinions" of other teachers/administrators... .... ...I needed to get out of my heels, put on my running clothes, lace up my shoes, and just run. I needed to turn my attitude around.... I needed to use the time to myself. Just me. I had a 40 minute run on the schedule, but the knee was a little sore, so I cut it to a brief loop around the neighborhood. The temp was 89 at 5pm, which I wasn't expecting because the highs in the past five days didn't reached 70. I wasn't used to the heat/humidity. In the end, I accomplished a little over 2 miles.... 2.14 to be exact. Not the best, but enough to blow off some negative energy.

Afterwards, I did my 40 minute turbo sculpt video....working with weights and lunges. Tomorrow is a scheduled rest day. We have inservice all day and then Back-to-School night until 7. I hope to get up early and get in pilates before the day begins....to tighten up that core a bit more! ha!

With a better attitude, I will enjoy my evening looking over some paperwork and watching a little of the boob tube. But before I go, I will leave you with this. A taste of the blues, straight out of ND. This kid(guy now) has been performing since he was like 15. My parents saw him perform at that young age in a bar in Bismarck... they bought his first cd and I fell in love with his music. In college I shared it with some friends, and a couple of my best friends and I saw him at a casino near our college town atleast 5 years ago. He's got talent. I would love to see him in concert again. Enjoy!!


JONNY LANG - TURN AROUND

16 comments:

J~mom said...

That is probably the only part of teaching that I do not miss! When you get a group of teachers together and even one of them is not happy...whew..look out! I know politics run through every work place but teachers sure seem to talk alot. ;>)

Glad you had a way to work that energy out!

Jess said...

You're wise to not allow yourself to be consumed with the bickerings of others, and I'm sure those 2 miles served you well!

kelsalynn said...

Kudos to you for not getting sucked into the negativity and grapevine of the workplace. It's so hard to get out of once you're in. Also, 2 miles in almost 90 degree weather and humidity is awesome and the video you did will hopefully help with you knee issues by strengthening your legs--- you gotta love lunges!
Kelsalynn

Wes said...

It's so hard to be positive in the face of negativity, but you can be the breath of fresh air. Don't get sucked in!!

Nice run!!! and workout!!! :-) Blowing off a sully attitude is a great excuse as far as I'm concerned!

Neese said...

i love how a workout is good for the soul! :) negativity is not fun to be around glad you took the high road!

jahowie said...

It sounds like you are getting some of the same weather that we have had. It was nice running in the cooler temps for a few days there. Glad that you are able to run again, and you turned that negative energy around.

Marcy said...

Uggghhh I can only imagine. Good for you not getting yourself pulled in ;D A good run also does me good.

L*I*S*A said...

I can't stand negativity like that, either. I get my fair share of it at work with old, bitter nurses that should have retired years ago.

I just shrug it off and chalk it up to their problem, not mine.

Hope things get more positive as the year progresses.

As for Jonny Lang, he reminds me a bit of Marc Broussard. Love it!

CollegeGirl said...

I'm sorry to hear that you had a rough day, but it sounds like you're trying to make the best of it!

Nicole said...

I hope the run cleared your mind and I hope you have a great school year.
Have fun with pilates tomorrow - I really admire your determination to stick to your workout schedule. You are defintely an inspiration.

WannaBe5Ker said...

I'm a teacher too. Don't let 'em get you down. I didn't eat lunch in the teachers room for the first month at my current job because I wanted to be sure to find the positive people and stay away from the negative ones. As you've found, it not only affects YOU and your psyche, but it affects how you view the kids:-( Glad the running and workout video got you out of that funk!

Cool that you have BTS Night so early! We have ours about 3 weeks after school starts:-)

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

adults can act like children sometimes...don't get pulled in, just go run!!

Makita said...

Running is such a great stress relief - I've been having some bad days, too but haven't been able to get out there. Kudos to you for doing so and not letting the negativity drag you down.

Jess said...

Glad you were able to use your run to blow off some steam!

Danielle said...

Than God for running and being able to let negativity drop off and become nothing after the run. Sounds like a few people you work with need to find that.

My sister's ex boyfriend went to high school with Johnny Lang and was at his wedding. Anytime he played the area when they were together they would go to the show and go backstage, I never got to be included on that...:(

hepsmom said...

You are very wise to realize this and deal with it yourself! I've worked in education and in the "real world." You find some of the best people in education, but some of the things complained about are so bizarre. If those things were complained about in business, nobody would even dignify them with a comment. Even things that are "gripe-worthy" often get beaten into the ground.

Your teaching experience is what you make of it. I couldn't imagine doing anything else in the world! Best of luck to you!