You know I've been involved with Classroom Champions since August. Well, this month's focus is Taking Care of Yourself. We've been talking fitness, nutrition, and education. Previous topics included Goal Setting and Steps to Success. My kids have done a terrific job setting goals for themselves and working on their steps to reach them. I, however, have not done such a good job modeling this month. The reason for this is mainly because I am horribly out of shape, and it's not an easy task to think about what it's going to take to get into any kind of reasonable shape.
|March 8, 2014|
Here is my starting place. I'm not going to post numbers or measurements, just pictures. But that's enough. You can see there is some work to do.
So, where does the craziness come in? Somehow or another, the filter that says "this is not going to work!" turned itself off when my sister said "Hey, we're going to do the 5K Dirty Girl Mud Run in Dallas on October 4th. You in?" I say the filter turned off because what came out of my mouth was not "Are you nuts?" but "Of course! I've always wanted to do this!"
Now, I'm not setting myself up for failure. I promise. It is designed for people of all athletic abilities, so there are detours for each obstacle if you need them. It's not timed, and I'm running/walking with a team who has promised to stay together no matter what. But still.
So, what does this have to do with my classroom, you ask? My kiddos are going to help me. They are going to help me figure out what steps I need to take, they are going to help me plan how to meet them, and they are going to be my accountability partners. We are going to talk training for the distance, training for the obstacles and the nutrition needed to reach this goal.
I'm not going to make it easy on myself to back out. I've already registered. Now I'm posting this blog to the Twitterverse and FB. It's not a secret. No matter what happens, I'm doing this. What happens when I do....well, we'll see! You'll be along for the ride.
BTW, Classroom Champions applications are open now!