Monday, June 9, 2008

At ease ... but exhausted.

Today was the first day of summer school. I was so flippin' nervous as I didn't feel as prepared as I would have like to have been. You see, when it comes to teaching, I have to be organized and ready with plan A, B, and possibly C. Today, I barely had plan A figured out.

I am used to working with 4th and 5th graders and this summer.. I will be working with 7 year olds ... going into 2nd grade. I didn't know a single student, as none of them were from my school. But, as each an everyone one of them walked into my room, I felt ready and at ease. Plan A went completely out the window. It wasn't worth losing sleep over! The kids were ready to learn. All of them are so different, all 8 of them. They all have their different strengths and weaknesses, so it will be a challenge to group them for reading groups, but I look forward to growing with them over the 6 weeks of summer school.

After the kids got on the bus and I left the school around 11:40, I headed to the gym. It was my intent to run 30 minutes, strength train the legs/core, and then swim a short distance. The gym was packed. All those lunch time workouts. So, I was only able to grab a treadmill for 15 minutes, and made the most of it with some speed. I had to call it quits after a mile because the guy next to me reaked. Honestly. Then I lifted and did some core workout and hit up the pool. I was very slow/tired/sore in the pool. Overall, the workout went good, but I was completely exhausted this afternoon and ended up taking a 2 hour nap! Geez!! What's up with that?!

Check out this video ... it's pretty cute!



ORN: 1 mile, 10:30
Strength Training (ST): legs & core, 20:00
OSN: 650M, 20:00, 3:04min/100M

16 comments:

Sherry said...

Oh, those smelly gym neighbors! You think they would 'get it' when week after week people start up their workout next to them and then leave after a few minutes! LOL!

Good luck with your summer school class! Is it just one 6 week session or is there a second session before 'back to school' in the fall?

teacherwoman said...

Summer School is just 6 weeks... 3 weeks, then a week off for the 4th, then 3 more weeks. And then about 4 weeks until work officially starts up again!

Brian said...

LOL, I always get the tread next to the guy that smells like road kill. I know its a place to workout but buy some deodorant.

Out of work @ 11:40 and a two hour nap, I really can't feel bad for ya. :)

The first day is always the hardest, right?

IronGambit said...

You have to go to summer school!? :(

akshaye said...

Whoa..smelly dude on the treadmill - yuck!

Good luck with summer school. Ready for game 3??

Stef said...

Yikes, way to make the most of your time on the treadmill next to that reeky guy. Gross!

Glad your first day of summer school went so well!

Marcy said...

You're SOOOO cute getting all nervous! Dang, I'd probably jsut throw the kids some cookies or something and call it a day :P

Triseverance said...

Gym B.O. guy right up there with locker room naked guy as annoying things about the gym.
Keep plugging away. :)

Viv said...

Ewww, the smelly guy. I go to an all womens gym and it tend to be opposite with the excess perfumes.

Good luck with the summer students.

That video is too cute. i was laughing so hard when the baby started laughing.

Kevin said...

Stinky guy on the treadmill..not as bad a flatulent guy on the treadmill. Have fun in summershcool

Wes said...

Ewww! Nothing worse than being stuck next to a guy that reeks... {off to take a shower ;-)}

Chad in the Arizona Desert said...

My wife is exactly the same way when it comes to her teaching. If she isn't completely prepared ahead of time, she gets all stressed out about it.

Ms. Math said...

Sounds like you'll have an interesing summer school group! Good luck!

Jess said...

Glad to hear that summer school got off to a great start!

Molly said...

I have a phobia about that...I put on lotion and two layers of the deod...I do NOT want to be the smelly one!
Hope summer school continues to go well!

Danielle said...

Hey, I've been there with the reaky guy...so not fun!!