Friday, April 11, 2008

Long Week = Bad Eating

That's my equation, anyway. Guess what? I'm actually finally getting to take the certification course in "Nonviolent Crisis Prevention and Intervention" at work that I've been trying to take for three years.

It helps that one of my students assaulted another teacher last week, broke two of his fingers and tried to punch him. Thanks, Angel!

BTW, Angel is not really the student's name. I use the generic Angel when I discuss naughty students because I have never, in nearly 9 years of teaching, had a student named Angel who was, indeed, an Angel. Self-fulfilling prophesy my ass.
Every Angel I've ever known as a teacher was anything but angelic.

But anyway. So, it's been a long week for me, food wise, with bad weather and bad allergies and stress and too many things to do that got in the way of everything I needed to do

And so, because I am a highly functioning and well-educated woman with an understanding of skills for managing stress, I ate two bags of chocolate-covered pretzels, several caramel lattes, french fries, and many cheap grocery-store scones. And barely worked out. Oy.

Apparently, being trained as a mental health professional doesn't give you all the answers; who knew?

I refuse to beat myself up about it, though. Having a bad day, or a bad week, doesn't mean I'm a failure. Tomorrow I will go on my long run, making every contingency to head off any of my "yeah, but"s in the meantime. I'll take along extra jacket in case I say, "Yeah, but...it's too cold."

Sooooo, I'll take along gloves, the fully charged ipod, lots to drink, toilet paper, my inhaler...everything that might ordinarily make me turn back to the car (or never leave it in the first place.) I'm headed out for a 15-mile run tomorrow and a 70+ mile ride this Sunday. I need to get back on track.
Ironman Coeur D'Alene is 71 days away. It will be here before I know it. I must, must, must train more. I would like my finish to be a little less dramatic this time.

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6 comments:

  1. Hang in there Misty..Sound like teaching at that school is very stressful. I can't imagine how hard your job is. Still lots of time before IMCDA!

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  2. "And so, because I am a highly functioning and well-educated woman with an understanding of skills for managing stress, I ate two bags of chocolate-covered pretzels, several caramel lattes, french fries, and many cheap grocery-store scones."

    Ha! That cracked me up. Add a couple of donuts and a piece of banana creme pie and it sounds like my week.

    Thanks for the spelling on 'Bwahahahah'. I was agonizing over it and was trying to sound it when finally my husband yelled from the other room, "what the hell are you doing?!" and I gave up.

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  3. The bad weather really does put a crimp in things, doesn't it? I'm looking forward to a better weekend. Figure I'll work off that bag of chocolate I ate this week :)
    Of course, you shouldn't beat yourself up!
    Have a really great training weekend.

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  4. I know the feeling. Guess what- your are human.

    I love the photo.

    Good luck on the run and the ride.

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  5. nothing like getting a good long run done to feel like your back on track!

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  6. I can empathize! It has been one of those weeks for me as well. Ended up finding comfort in a bag of Flaming Hot Cheetos (yikes!).

    You're outlook is much healthier than mine: we all have bad days/weeks. Sometimes you just have to ride it out.

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