Treadmill Tuesdays

Today was a day unlike any other. It got me thinking, “Where would I be without my wonderful colleagues that I go to battle with each day?” You make each day bearable, you help me see and laugh at the ridiculousness that consumes our daily lives. The work we do is not easy. We are fighting a battle we have a great chance of losing. Public education is on the brink of demise. Throw into the equation gang violence, turf wars, a lack of funding and resources, overcrowded classrooms and you’ve got yourself a recipe for disaster. Unless you work with people as wonderful and dedicated as I do. Then you might have a chance at making a difference, of winning this uphill battle.

After today’s emotional roller coaster, I was in need of a good run. Sweat out the frustration! I left work later than usual, my room still in disarray and work needing to be done. I don’t know where the time went this afternoon! And did I mention that my classroom had no heat? So after all of today’s drama, I’m affectionately terming today, “‘Treadmill Tuesday”.

Today’s run was all about getting it done, and getting it done quickly. I wanted a bowl of warm soup, my sweatpants and fleece socks. Here’s what my run today looked like:

  • 0:00 – 3:00   3.9 MPH
  • 3:00 – 6:00   6.0 MPH
  • 6:00 – 7:00   8.0 MPH
  • 7:00 – 8:00   6.0 MPH
  • 8:00 – 11:00   6.2 MPH
  • 11:00 – 12:00   8.1 MPH
  • 12:00 – 13:00   6.0 MPH
  • 13:00 – 16:00   6.3 MPH
  • 16:00 – 17:00   8.2 MPH
  • 17:00 – 18:00   6.0 MPH
  • 18:00 – 21:00   6.4 MPH
  • 21:00 – 22:00   8.3 MPH
  • 22:00 – 23:00   6.0 MPH
  • 23:00 – 26:00   6.5 MPH
  • 26:00 – 27:00   8.4 MPH
  • 27:00 – 28:00   6.0 MPH
  • 28:00 – 31:00    6.6 MPH
  • 31:00 – 32:00   8.4 MPH
  • 32:00 – 39:00   6.5 MPH
  • 39:00 – 45:00   3.6 MPH @ 3% incline

Looks confusing, I know. It made a lot more sense while I was doing it. There is a method to my madness!

And to top off the day, the cat sh*t in Dean’s new Cole Haans. We have no idea how she managed to do it. Dean actually asked me if I thought she brought it there herself. Yup. She definitely did. Along with her blanket and her cane. She really is the worst creature on the planet.

Did anything funny happen to you today?

🙂

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