Saturday, December 29, 2012

New Year on the Horizon

Well, as the new year approaches, I've been starting to hear a lot of people make affirmations that things are going to change once the clock strikes midnight.  I feel almost the same way as I sit here with a bout of sickness and lack of mileage being tallied away on the scoreboards.  But I do know, that after the last marathon I experienced and the minimal training that took place once I found out that I wouldn't be racing in New York City occurred; I should be stepping up my game and producing more miles.

I don't feel that there is a motivational factor going on, I feel there is a draining factor that sucks the life out of me.  Something sucking my will to live...  And of course it's stemmed to those ungrateful kids I teach...  I hate to type it, but I am exhausted after a day with them, and if I somehow knew how these kids were, I would have never taken that position.  It's a bad thing to say, but I can't comprehend how evil 9 year olds can be to one another.  I know I am the teacher, and I'm suppose to teach them right from wrong; which is why my soul gets sucked from my barely standing body each day I pry two children away from each other as they torment their lives just to make themselves feel better...

Well, I will try not to complain publicly anymore and express that the good news is that with the new year, I am halfway done with teaching, and fully aware of the problems parents have on their hands, or lack of parenting.  I just need to find a way to not be as drained from work, and run more!  Now that problem, seems to be a problem in itself...   Do I start to care less?  Do I just quit, as many staff members have this year?  Or, the one solution I've been missing - run in the mornings and evenings!  Run even when I'm tired, because it's only going to make things better!  My new plan of action will be to just run as much and as often as possible, and before I know it, Spring will be here and Freedom will be upon the Horizon

1 comment:

Running Bums said...

Yikes! Stay tough Jesse! Don't let those brats steal your energy..and your running! Happy New Year!:)