It's been pretty hectic, but after a few days I'm making some serious headway. For those of you who don't know, I'm a music teacher. I'd been laid off for six months working as a paraprofessional and doubting myself every day. I didn't doubt myself today.
And now I'm exhausted. It's not the kind of exhausted I felt when I would finish a week at my previous job. It's not like the exhausted I feel when I haven't slept enough. This kind of exhausted is the kind of exhausted I feel when I've worked hard at something I love and get a lot of work accomplished. I used to feel like this a lot in college when I'd leave school at 11:00pm after spending 15 hours at school.
Unfortunately, I didn't get to exercise today. Yesterday was another story. I ran with Liza again. The weather was gorgeous at 52 degrees when we left (yes, this is Minnesota). We put another 4.5 miles behind us. I'm getting faster and need to walk less. Plus my legs don't feel as much like rubber when I'm recovering over the next day or two. My running is improving at a rate it hasn't improved since I started and I really think it's helping me achieve some serious calorie burning.
So I'm going to try hard to keep the blog up to date now that I'm working again, but blogging doesn't burn very many calories, so when push comes to shove, I'm going for a run.