But am I allowed to comment on how stressful this part of the school year is? And how absolutely bone-tired my body and mind are at the end of the day?
Sometimes I think about how hard coming back feels for me and I can understand why students are basically barely-animated blobs when they return each year. Time off gets you into a different set of habits, and you're in them just long enough to start to feel used to having an open schedule, and then school starts again.
Right now, I am struggling to run. I'm exhausted. It's hot. (Like 100 degrees every day kind of hot.) After a day of work, I want to come home and relax, and by the time it's "cool enough" to run (after sunset, usually, and then we're still talking usual Florida summer temps) I've lost the will to move.
|Honestly, it's absurd to expect people to go outside in this.|
It's getting back into the habit that's been proving difficult.
I am naturally a lazy person. I had hoped going through compartment syndrome and recovery would inoculate me against my natural sloth-like state, but apparently not. Getting out the door isn't much easier than it ever was.
|Truer words were never written.|
When I run, I still am filled with joy and a feeling of completion I can't articulate. It's getting started that's tripping me up.
|Running is still the only time I truly feel unencumbered. The heat, though, certainly cumbers me.|
Thanks for letting me whine.