Busy, busy week. New teacher professional development that goes into the evening Monday night plus open house this week at school. Ack, so much extra time at school. And five week grades are due this week, so I’m pretty swamped trying to catch kids up and stay on top of grading. Egads!
Had some tenderness in my leg after my six mile run over the weekend. I need to remember to go drop off my 30 day renewal for PT so I can get back in there on an as needed basis. My leg always feels so much better after my PT beats up on it for a while. Except for that whole part where my new insurance kicks in my copay is doubling. Yuck.
I’m trying really hard to listen to my body, but I also have races still on my docket for the year, so yeah. Although starting this week I have vowed to get myself back in gym at least one night a week regardless of the weather. And even if I do an hour spin class, I have to lift. I have to strength train. It’s a big contributing factor to not getting injured. Plus I need to work on strengthening a few key muscle groups.
Did I mention Ironman Chattanooga was on Sunday? I’m so sad we ended up not going down. Getting a new teaching job was incredible and I’m very grateful to be teaching again, but it meant choosing between our Disney race or going to Choo and ultimately Disney won. Our family who live in Chattanooga spent the day out spectating and volunteering. They posted so many pictures. I’m so jealous and so sad. My dream of racing Ironman Chattanooga may not happen until 2016 and my heart breaks a little when I think about it.
Did I mention Ironman Chattanooga didn’t sell out for 2015 yet (as I write this at least)? Last year it sold out in 3 minutes of general registration opening. It was the reason I planned to volunteer this year, to guarantee myself a slot. When we didn’t go I figured that was that and I was missing it. I was teaching a seventh grade class at noon when registration opened. But it’s still open. If it had just sold out everything would be so much easier. But that registration page, it taunts me so.
Tracking Cynthia and other’s on Sunday through Augusta and Choo made me yearn to race another long course race. Too bad I’m broke and broken still. Having $500 in unplanned expenses all drop in my lap in one week is a tough pill to swallow. And I just feel like my tri season was stolen from me, having to pull out of my last year for this season. And now IMChoo for 2015 is slipping out of my reach. So now what?
Hopefully I can run after school today. My leg was still sore yesterday and I didn’t want to push it. Plus I didn’t get home until after 530pm. And when you’re at work by 7am, that’s a long day.
My brain. It is feeling so fickle.
Yup. That’s all I’ve got. *sighhhhhhhhh*