I’ll be honest with you: I didn’t think I’d make it today.
Internet was down at work for the first part of the morning. Grades were due by the end of the day. At the same time, I also had department orders to put together, a university personal statement to read/edit, and parent/teacher conferences to prepare for. All this, plus I had three classes to teach (all IB!), a meeting to organize, a cricket game to supervise (yes, I said cricket!), and my own daughter’s PTC to attend. By the time I got home today, all I could think about was that left over Thai green curry in the fridge (mmm…Thai green curry!)
I said to myself, “Self, you worked hard yesterday; therefore, you can take today off!” Aren’t I kind…?
But then I logged into my blog, and saw all the wonderful comments my friends had left. I could feel the color rising in my cheeks. Really? I’m going to take today off already? It’s only Day 2!! I can’t let all these people down.
I had been shamed by my own blog!
So, I did what anyone in my position would do…I put my hair up, changed into my workout gear, grabbed my iPhone, and left the house. It was too late for me to go for a run, so I decided I would run up and down the stairs in our building.
My building has eight (count ’em, eight) floors. I don’t know how people climb the CN Tower every year. I could only do this for 15 minutes. Holy crap, my legs felt like wiggly jello. I walked (wobbled?) into the house and continued my workout by doing bicep curls, squats, kickbacks, shoulder presses, and crunches. This took me another 15 minutes for a total of 30. Not bad for someone who had planned on doing nothing tonight!
I couldn’t have done this without the support of my friends; thus, I thank you all. Keep it comin’, people. You never know when I might need another dose of shame!