Friday, June 7, 2013

Let Summer Begin!

It's the last day of school (only for teachers) and my room is packed up and cleaned, I've filled out my check-out sheet, I got my last paycheck and I'm ready to go.  It's only 12:20.  We are here until at least 2:00.  I am ending the year by being SUPER EFFICIENT!  Now comes the three month unraveling at the end of which I will be proud if I shower, get dressed, and do two or three chores all in the same day.

Just kidding.  I hope I won't get that bad.  I'm sad that the school year is over.  I've been laid off because of cutbacks, but have a few other prospects for next year.  I will miss being in this building with this staff.  They are so much fun.  We had a breakfast this morning and I was laughing until tears were streaming from my eyes.  The FACS teacher (home ec.) is retiring and she brought out the text book from her first year teaching in the 70s.  It was for a class on teaching boys how to dress and behave like young gentlemen and it is called Call Me Mister!  Hilarious.

My summer job is to get in shape and I have actually started going to see a personal trainer.  I go with one of my teacher buddies to a sports training facility that specializes in training talented young athletes.  Being teachers, we know many of the kids that go there, but for some reason they don't acknowledge us when we are there.  One eighth grader was in my room first hour all year and is very friendly to me in school, but when he sees me at the gym in my shorts, straddling a yoga ball and sweating like a pig, he pretends he doesn't know me.  Weird. 

The workouts are really hard but after 6 or 7 sessions with him, I am already seeing results.  Yesterday I squatted down in front of my bookshelf, organizing books for about 20 minutes, duck walking back and forth; and I DID NOT cramp up or feel like passing out even once!  Progess!  One of my friends is hosting a half-marathon at the end of the summer and I'm hoping to do (half of) that.  Yeah, that's right, running.  But mostly I'm signing up for the homemade pies she is serving at the end. 


1 comment:

  1. I'm training to run a 5k. My friend Stacy talked me into it. She showed me this cool Nike app and an even cooler tracking device that goes in your Nike shoes!!
    So I got the shoes the sensor thing, some cute shorts......but it's been way to hot to run.


I would love your comments.