I golfed 27 holes today. I shot my best score: 92. I am tired. I worked out hard and I feel good. I am sure I will be sore tomorrow but I think that I can handle it. I will sleep well tonight.
Monday, June 14, 2010
Sunday, June 13, 2010
So everyday items that most people use perfectly are deadly items in my hands. Let me relate a simple encounter that happened this morning.
I have recently started a workout regime with the wonder that is Jillian Michaels.
So I missed my last two workouts. The first two. I am trying to make them up today and it is off to an interesting start.
have a circuit training day today and started with some resistance band shoulder presses from over a door. I set up my equipment and I got started. Rep one: alright this will be ok. Rep two: WWWHHHHHAAAAAPPP! The door has come open and I have been whapped in the head with the door anchor. Ouch! ok, now what? I whimper for a few minutes and then get up and get back to work. From this point on I made sure that I closed the door fully, locked it and then held it with my foot. I am sure that it compromises the exercise a bit but it is better than getting whapped again.
I finished the circuit. Some of the work was not the easiest in the whole world but I was able to muscle through.
Later today I will be doing some cardio that I hope to get in about 45 minutes of work. I will then be caught up with my workouts and be back on track for working hard.
p.s. I have a huge bump on my forehead now. I look like a rhino.
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
So I had a student elaborate to me how every student in my first period class hates me except her. Now I am not really sure how I feel about this. The student informant is more than reliable so I don't doubt that the students have expressed these things to her. What more concerns me is that in turn they have almost all been very encouraging and responsive. Some of the sweetest girls I have had the privilege of teaching are apparently passive aggressive small ones. I know that these high schoolers do not know me on a personal level, they are probably reacting to my rules and assignments, and they have never tried to manage a classroom full of impossible beings (impossible at times) but still it is very disconcerting. 30 students have been hating me for who knows how long and they are all sitting in the same class. It is almost scary really. That is a power that I don't think they even recognize. I mean, don't get me wrong. I know that students hate their teachers. I know that they go through phases and blah blah blah, but really?! an ENTIRE class? I was unaware that was even possible.
well there you have it I guess. My ENTIRE first period class hates me except one student. I guess it is a good thing I found this out the night before their final performances...hhhhmmmmm I wonder how this will reflect in grades. Would they be different if I had never known?
The world may never know.