Today I discovered that when the schedule changes unexpectedly, after school is under way, the day can quickly go pear-shaped. Well, that implies bad, and while today wasn’t bad, it was…unpredictable. At least the power didn’t go out.
I lost count of how many times I had to walk down the stairs to the junior high wing to deliver messages. Half a dozen? More? My favorite was when I walked into my office and Kathy said “Don’t sit down.” She had 2 more messages for me to take downstairs. Where I had just come from…
The most important thing that happened today, though, was that I ran for 20 minutes straight. At around the 8 minute mark, I started feeling like maybe I was going to have to quit, but I told myself I had to at least make it to 10 minutes. I did slow down a bit, and that felt better, and then the next time I looked at the clock (I try to purposely NOT watch the clock, either on the treadmill, or on my iPod, so I stare off into the distance (which isn’t that far, so I’m really staring at the cement wall…)), that clock said it had been 11 minutes of running, so I figured that I might as well keep going and see how far I could get without having to stop. I made it all the way to 20!!
The day is now catching up with me, I’d better go get horizontal before I crash.