The truth is, I just haven't been feeling like myself.
One of my wonderful coworkers sat me down yesterday and had a talk with me about how I need to relax and simplify and let some things go. She's noticed I haven't been acting like myself lately, and is concerned that, with so many new teammates and staff in my building this year, I might be giving people the wrong impression about who I am. Mostly she said she's worried about me. I really thought about our talk and decided to commit to changing. I love teaching. I love it too much to let the "other" stuff get to me. So I emailed my teammates and apologized for my bad attitude and let them know how much I appreciate them. Hopefully there are no hard feelings! I fully plan to bring you a picture-filled, positive, exciting post about the goings-on in my classroom next week!
ANYWAYS, amidst a hectic first full (loooong) week of teaching, I did manage to fit in some good workouts! Monday evening I met my Dad for a bike ride. Dad and I have been biking together my whole life, and he has always bee way faster than me. Dad loves long bike rides and has the endurance of a CHAMP, but he isn't into racing or anything. He rides a hybrid, and I realized Monday that it isn't that DAD is faster than me, it was that his bike was faster than my junky mountain bike. On my new road bike, I was faster than him! I'm not gonna lie, it was pretty exciting! :)
Just because I am in love with my bike, here's one more picture...
|Don't mind my marker-covered fingers! Hi, I'm a teacher...|
What's a sweaty girl to do after a run but lay on a towel on the floor and watch a running documentary? Earlier this week I watched Hood to Coast--AMAZING! I cried the whole time. Thanks again, XLMIC, for the giveaway! This time, though, it was Running the Sahara. Also amazing! I loved it--so inspiring. Maybe next I'll have to go old school and watch Chariots of Fire or something like that. :)
I've got a couple fun product reviews and giveaways in the works, so stay tuned!!
How do you keep a positive attitude when life gets you down?