Saturday, February 24, 2007

3rd week of Feb - 5, Katie - 0

Man, what a week~

Parents of children I see upset, teachers with the mid-winter blahs, kids who have cabin fever, my own absent-mindedness, the list goes on and on. And yet, I still wanted to go to work every day this week. If that isn't a sign of loving your job, I don't know what is. Let me give you a taste of the week...


Tuesday - a.m.~ Got all the way to work (about 30 min) and realized I forgot my entire life at home in a bag on the floor, calendar, progress notes, goal pages, to do notebook, etc. Turned around, hour late getting started.
p.m.~ Got stuck at work for an extra hour (karma?) and missed my masters swim group, supposed to go to a presentation for work so no extra time. Got home, tried to burn the house down by way of the microwave. Smoke filled kitchen, smelly mess. Got in the car realized I smelled like a burnt black bean burger, turned around and went home. (Did get an 1 1/2 ride on the trainer in though.)

Wednesday - Backed out of driveway, hit empty trash can. Jumped out, fixed things drove away, realized I forgot my pager and nametag, turned around, went back, couldn't stop laughing hysterically. My husband thought I was losing it.

Thursday - Was spoken to sternly by a teacher when I mentioned a student might have weakness (she ademantly disagreed), got her to agree to the fact that his legs and cardiovascular system are not very strong... i know... whatever. Got a phone call from a parent who was so mad my officemate could hear her voice through my telephone about something very minor in the greater scheme of things.

Friday - Growled at my husband in the morning for no good reason. Apologized profusely several times during the day.

Saturday - Took dogs to dog park for a good run in the mud and slime before the winter storm hits and ended up at the Emergency Animal Clinic 30 minutes later with blood all over my backseat. Kona sliced her foot open and is currently in surgery to repair the laceration. They had to anestitize her, I felt so incredibly bad about it. I am not a crier, but I cried all the way home. How am I ever going to have children, I'll be a wreck!

Anyway, I am looking forward to Monday and the start of a new week. What gets us through these sort of weeks? Knowing that all you really need to know for tomorrow is what your workout is. For me, it is comforting to know that after work, I am going to the pool to swim with my head under water where I can't hear what anyone else is saying or thinking. Hard to yell at someone underwater. I want to get on my bike and just ride, tucked down in the aero position against everything, one big hill. And I look forward to running, to the sound of one foot fall after another and if I am lucky, a new podcast on my iPod!

So happy workouts, be glad that you are able to do them and that you have something that is just for you. Anticipation keeps us each moving forward.


moonpie said...

Sounds like a rough week but you have a very positive outlook on it all :)

Hope your doggie gets well soon!

TriSaraTops said...

Wow--that's one heck of a week!

Hope the pup's OK!

Enjoy your swim--you've certainly earned it. :)