I took all the week days off this last week. I was hoping to catch up at work a little bit but that didn't happen. Work continues to be stressful and one of the stressors is the overwhelming load that never goes away. I am usually on top of things but this year that isn't the case.....at all. Plus I semi dread each day due to a couple of characters in my class that make each day less than pleasant. This is a public blog so that is enough said but I have never been as discouraged as a teacher. Fitness keeps me sane but fitting it in seems trickier than ever.
Old ride, same picture, different season. Lots of great views
on this ride.
This weekend was great. I spent a fair amount of time Saturday correcting work from school but it was fine because I took it all to Starbucks and made myself comfortable and corrected away. Sitting in a coffee bar floats my boat so it helped. Plus I was fascinated by the results. We are teaching math somewhat differently since we have adopted the Common Core and I am still figuring things out. Well, as a teacher you are always still figuring things out but perhaps this year more than normal. I was pleased with a lot of the growth (this was a post test - same test had been given at beginning of year) but there were some worries too of kids that haven't gotten it. Reteaching to do for sure. Plus the whole time I was correcting I knew we were going out that evening with friends which turned out to be every bit as much fun as I expected.
An easy decision. You won't catch me going down a
road that has snake and mountain in it's name.
Earlier Saturday I had a great run at home. The temperature was perfect and I went on my typical but enjoyable 6 mile route. Today I got stuff done in the morning and let it warm up. Then I ran an errand in Middlebury and took my favorite bike route there. I had time to do the whole thing which was great other than the wind. I had no idea it was so windy (it wasn't at home.) I realized after I got home I had lost my water bottle. I heard something and looked down thinking it was something with the gears. Now I know what it was and it was one of my triathlon water bottles that I really liked! But the ride was awesome.
Taken today although I am sure I have the exact same shot
from an earlier ride.
I left my bike in my car as I am hoping to go right after school tomorrow. The temps are supposed to be high although again it is supposed to be windy. I will need to go right away and then go back to school to work to fit in the ride before dark.
This is another favorite stopping spot.