Thursday, August 1, 2013

Back to School

It's August 1st, and I'm back to school. For the next two days I have to be in at 8:00 for training, and when the kids come back I begin at 7:30.

  
Despite being out late last night for another celebration (this time for our friend Meg), I got up at 5:45 to run this morning. 
Pre-run pitch-darkness
Post-run: sweaty and sunny!
My trick? I barely slept from back-to-school anxiety. I woke up naturally at 5:30 and read some blogs, which helped get me motivated. 

This is a nice way to start the month...but it's not going to last!
It was a rough run but I'm glad I went! It was definitely the right way to begin the school-year. 

What time do you get up for work?
Tell me about your job!
ABK

18 comments:

CheapRunnerMichelle said...

I wake up at 5:30...but to go to bodypump at the gym...I actually don't start work until 10am. For the past 14 years I have worked in the bridal industry

Kristina @ Blog About Running said...

I sleep in as late as possible! Haha. I work in Miami but I live in Fort Lauderdale so my boss lets me come in at 10am so I can avoid the worst part of traffic. That means I don't get up until 8:35am (yes, those final 5 minutes are VERY important)! :)

Ali K. said...

I'll bet working in the bridal industry is a lot like working with kids! Planning my own wedding was stressful/crazy/fun enough!

Ali K. said...

Lucky! I'm already teaching by the time you roll out of bed haha. I love sleeping in though; it's embarrassing how late I sleep in on weekends.

Run like a G! said...

Whoo hoo girl!!!
Awesome job!!! :)
My job currently is working in retail and when school starts in September, I will resume subbing!
Crossing my fingers though that I don't go back as a sub :)
Good luck with getting your classroom ready and such!!!!

Ali K. said...

Retail might be harder than teacher; you've got guts. Keep your chin up! I know you're going to find a teaching job any day now! Keep looking and applying!

Liz Bierly said...

Good for you! I am awful at getting up when it is dark

Melissa Sikorski said...

I work in a hospital as an occupational therapist. I get to work around 7:45. I have tried working out in the morning but I end up being miserable for the rest of the day. I guess I am just not a morning person.

Ali K. said...

Yeah, I definitely fail at it more often than I succeed!

Ali K. said...

I think the pheromones from running trick my brain into thinking I like getting up early for the sake of a run!

morningrunnergirl said...

Way to go on the run!! I find catching up on my fave running blogs (ahem like yours!) is a great way to ease into my morning!!
Good luck with school and the kids and all that fun stuff!! you will be great (duhh) :)
Have a fantastic weekend!

Kristen@runrelaxrecovery.com said...

Great job, all those miles....you inspire me! I go back to school August 21, not looking forward to that day! I am teaching 5th grade this year. I get up around 5:30, too. This year we are going to school later, so hopefully I can get my running done before school. Have a wonderful school year!

Kelsey @ Go Girl said...

First day of school jitters...can't wait until I get my teaching license and can empathize with you on this! Hope your first day back is awesome! Funny story-yesterday my Momma said hey Kelsey come look at this girl's blog! And it was yours! And I had to tell her that yes Mom I know her! Too funny.

Cori olivetorun said...

Happy back to school time of the year :) I can't wait to hear more about your school year as you begin!

Ali K. said...

The worst is waking up to no new blog posts! That makes it hard to get up. I meet my kiddos tomorrow...all 70 of them. We'll see how it goes!

Ali K. said...

Did you switch grade levels this year? You must teach a little of every subject! That takes some talent, imo!

Ali K. said...

When do you get your license? The world is in dire need of more (and awesome/positive/motivational/etc) teachers!

I love that your mom found my blog and recommended it to you! Small world!

Ali K. said...

I'm a little jealous of your year-round schedule right now. Getting back into the rhythm is tough! (And I have all these new names to memorize!)