Workouts, Work, and 2014

Hello There!


I just got back from night class – it was a brutal class. Over two hours of presentations = me an angry bear! I almost lost it at one point because the presentation was not a presentation, it was a essay being read to the class. Only a few weeks more and I am done! I did notice that everyone had the same outfit on today: jeans, a sweater, and a scarf. I found it funny – and posted this selfie on instagram to comment on how everyone was dressed like me:

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Anyhoo – some work related news. I received a month-long assignment/contract today which comes at the perfect time. Supply work has been ok, but I am making no where near what I used to (less than half) and I was a bit worried about Christmas. A month of full time work will give me enough money to get through December and January. I am crossing my fingers that the stars align and I get another assignment for second semester. Although there are many benefits to being an occasional teacher – but many downfalls. I am happy to be in an assignment for at least a little bit!

Speaking of looking at January, my 2014 planner came in today!  I bought a planner from Plum Paper last year and really liked it, so I purchased a 2014 planner from them. I like the colours and design. I also appreciate a month at a glance calendar where I can put any important events. This is especially important when I am a track coach/supply teacher since my days are always different.

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On Thursday, I missed my usual circuit workout because of parental miscommunication. I did happen to get a 5K run in during the morning since I was not due at work til after lunch. So to make up for that, I completed a similar circuit to what I was supposed to do on Friday. I did 50 seconds of running A’s, followed by an exercise (burpees, lunge jumps, ab work). Let’s just say that doing this kind of circuit after drinking a peppermint mocha is NOT a good idea. I almost hurled….

On Monday I ran 2 miles on the treadmill at a fairly easy pace. I finished the 2 miles in 20:54 – gradually getting faster as to try and work on the whole idea of negative splits. I feel very uncomfortable going faster on the treadmill. As I approached an 8:00 minute mile pace, I felt like one wrong move and I would be into the elliptical machines behind me. Don’t know how all of you go faster than that!

I doubt that I will get anything in tomorrow as it is going to be a busy day – but I will not be missing my workout on Thursday! No way!


What have your workouts been lately?

What kind of planner do you use (electronic counts!)

Do you feel comfortable making presentations?

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  1. Kristi

    Congrats on the teaching assignment! That stability is nice right before Christmas.
    BTW, I am also wearing a sweater and a scarf today.

    1. Rebecca (Post author)

      Stability is nice! So is using my brain a bit more 😉

      I think the sweater/scarf combo was the outfit of the day everywhere!

  2. Melanie

    Your planner is so cute! I love writing on real paper still.

  3. Amy

    A Scarf added to a sweater and jeans really makes an outfit. Otherwise, it is just boring. Congrats on the contract!


    I might have to check out that planner. I can’t do electronic yet… I need to write it down! I need to see it!


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