Settling in

Today went a little smoother than I thought it would.  Partly helped by having three classes of mixed ability year eights straight after each other so I could just run the same lesson again and again.  I attended my first departmental meeting at the new school and made a start with all that marking I mentioned yesterday.  (Didn’t make a huge dent though!)

At home I prepared a pasta bake for tea, got changed and straight out to running club for Janathon Day 6.

Usually a speed session for all groups on a Tuesday night I was a little nervous about joining in with the way my back has been until it popped up on Facebook earlier in the week that the sessions for Group 4 would be swapped this week with a tempo run on Tuesday and speed not until Thursday.
My back has been so much better again today.  I’m at the stage now where you know there was something wrong but you can’t quite remember just how bad it initially was.  I can’t imagine not being able to walk now, yet last Monday evening I could barely make it the two roads over to the pub!

Group four weren’t running particularly fast tonight.  Before we set off we were told to go no faster than 9mm but I think we dipped under that several times throughout the run.  Two miles in and I started to really need the loo.  I was debating whether I would annoy anyone if I ducked into a pub and they all had to wait, but luckily, two of the quicker runners veered off into the petrol station and so I followed behind.  Felt much better after that!  Some of the steeper hills towards the end of the run were tough, but still very doable, so I hope to be able to stick at it in the group for a bit longer yet.

I was going to upload the stats, but for some reason Garmin has been playing up this week and I keep getting this message…

Garmin message

I returned home from running club to find a clean lounge, wood in and fire burning, clothes off the clothes horse and in a neat pile upstairs with tea in the oven.  Clearly I married a good ‘un!  :)

Has anyone else had the same problem with Garmin?

8 thoughts on “Settling in

  1. Nice work on the run :) And well done to Dan too.
    When I uploaded my run yesterday initially it would not load up the website, but I went to Strava as I have synched them, and it was on Strava and Jantastic ready to import, so not sure what the problem was with the website.
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    1. I’ve uploaded through Strava a few times this week just to make sure I have my run there ready to log for Jantastic!
      I hope they sort it out soon though.

  2. Fantastic news that your back is feeling better! I’ve been having some issues with Connect as well – I don’t get that particular screen, but mine keeps trying to revert to the old setup/layout and then wondering why none of the pages are there. Technology, eh?

    I can’t believe that other teacher left you with an entire term’s worth of marking to do! It boggles my mind how they could fall so far behind and have it go unnoticed.
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    1. Thanks Jess, I was really happy to wake up with the pain faded. I tend to use the old layout to upload to be honest, as so much has changed with the modern view and I can do everything quickly the old way. It’s frustrating though.
      I took over from a supply teacher, so all the other teachers picked up GCSE and A-Level classes, meaning that when the supply teacher said they had marked, they assumed he had and it wasn’t checked. Then he left, I begun and there is nothing marked for me to be able to base reports on. It’s been a lot of extra work this week but I’m more than halfway through the marking now. Looking forward to having some free evenings when the marking is out of the way!

  3. Ahhh amazing about having a wood burning fire on! How cozy! I was impressed with Ben the other night as I left him some instructions for cooking our dinner while I was at the gym and he had got it done perfectly and the washing up. Bonus.
    Glad your back is so much better. You must have just tweaked or something. Bodies are weird things…
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    1. Dan doesn’t like it when I tell him what to do in the house, so I have to do it really tactfully! Well done Ben for picking up some extra brownie points!

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