Sometimes I switch it up. And tonight.. even though it is Wednesday..and I vowed to go wordless on Wednesday.. I am wording. I have some stuff to say.
Field trips.. are not as fun for teachers as they are for children. Atleast that has been my experience. Until today. I had an amazing time at the aquarium.. my kids were amazing.. we got compliments from the employees.. everything just fell in to place
Now – I think this is ALL because of the positive vibes you were sending my way. Your kind and thoughtful comments really pulled up my spirits and I was ready to go 100% this morning. Thank you for being YOU! 🙂
Field trip = long day – so I knew I had to get up super early and get to the gym before work.
I LOVE being able to work out in the morning.. but 4:40am.. is a little much. So it doesn’t usually happen. I will do it occasionally (but will be ready for bed like.. as soon as I get home from work).
I did have a BANGIN’ workout though – did 30 minutes of interval training on the treadmill that looked a little like this:
Warm-Up – 2 min @ 6.8
2:00 – 10:00 –> 2 min intervals (7.0 for 2 min, 8.0 for 2 min)
10:00 – 20:00 –> 1 min intervals (7.2 for 1 min, 8.2 for 1 min)
20:00 – 25:00 –> 30 second intervals (7.5 for 30 sec, 8.5 for 30 sec)
***for the high speed interval, I started ay 8.5.. and would increase .1 every time.. so it went 7.5, 8.5, 7.5, 8.6, 7.5, 8.5, 7.5, 8.8, 7.5, 9.0***
25:00 – 28:00 – 7.5
28:00 – 29:00 – 7.0
29:00 – 30:00 – 6.8
In 30 minutes, I ended up completing 3.80 miles.
And then did 30 minutes of weight training/sprints.
And.. I wrote it all down.. even the interval.(Gotta keep up with those GOALS that I set for myself on Sunday)
LOVED this workout. because I was on the go-go-go.. knowing I had to get to the locker room to shower by 6:00 (so 1 hour of working out exactly).
My Polar told me I still burned 600 calories! (It is very rare for me to burn 100 calories per 10 minutes.) So – I was pumped!
Once I got to work, I enjoyed my overnight oats..
And we were off!
So – there is a new Meerkat exhibit at the Aquarium (weird, I know because aquariums usually have animals in the water.. but this is a special exhibit). This things were SO cute. They may look like mini-racoons, but there were awesome. The were running around and playing with each other..coming up to the glass and tapping on it.. adorable.
At one point, during their “fighting” one meerkat accidentally threw the other into their drinking bowl. (It was an intense fight.. I could have watched the Meerkats ALL day). All of the other meerkats came to the rescue of this one in the water.. and like helped him out of the water.. and stayed super close to him..as if they were trying to dry is fur. So cute.. and a great lesson to speak with my kids about!
And.. wow. Look what they had in the gift shop.. (DID NOT buy.. but it brought back mems…)
ASTRONAUT ICE CREAM! I used to beg my mom to buy this ALL the time. Have you ever had this?! The sight of it made me kinda nauseous!
It was defiintely a great, but tiring day. It also reminded me of why I do what I do – and why teaching is such a REWARDING career!
What was your favorite field trip that you went on as a kid? Mine – was when I went to Boston, MA in 7th grade for an overnight. I had so much fun – and saw some cool stuff like the cotton mills! I also liked going to Sturbridge Village in MA – because there was an awesome candy store!