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