Whew. Working through some busyness, and go!
Life is hectic right now. I had two days of new teacher orientation yesterday and Monday. It was fantastic! My new school and the district as a whole makes me feel so appreciated, so supported, and like I matter. They make it clear that successful teachers are their mission because successful teachers means successful students which means a successful district. All my co-workers I’ve met are so nice and fun. My building administrators are incredibly approachable and couldn’t say enough about how much they want to help us become the best teachers we can be. I just really think this school is going to be the absolute perfect fit for me. I was getting a bit emotional talking with my building admins because I was just so overwhelmingly happy about how much they truly care.
I spent a few hours trying to get my classroom set up too and I am so not done. I also haven’t even started going through Bing’s materials to start writing lesson plans. I have so much work to do before the kids come next week and I have zero time this weekend. We’ll be in Syracuse Thursday night through Sunday afternoon. So I’ll be locked in my classroom all day tomorrow and all day Monday too rushing to get stuff done.
Also, I’m trying really hard to sweet talk my PT into letting me run again. I was told Monday to power walk 2-3 miles and if it’s pain free I can start Galloway running.
I was officially pain free on my walk. I may have also ran that last .13 miles. I just can’t help myself. So I’m fingers crossed today that I’ll get the green light to run Thursday.
Basically I’ll be starting from scratch? Or as close to scratch as I may end up after almost four weeks off running. I know I’m going to be slow, it’s going to be difficult, and I’m going to be cranky about it. But I still have two half marathons I’m cleared to race, so I need to get back at it. Although I’ll be honest, my leg is not 100% better. It does not feel normal yet. So I still have a ways to go, but I’m doing as much as I can to get myself back on my feet. I’m feeling so sluggish, fat, squishy, and gross from the lack of workouts. Ugh.
A good reminder. Sometimes we just need to be present in our journeys. And right now mine has me not running even though I have two half marathons coming up, one of which we planned an entire vacation around.
And because yesterday was national dog, Griswold puppy pictures are a given!
And one more for good measure-
Who else has a pup? Tell me about why they’re the best!
Tell me about your last run, I need to live vicariously through other runners!