Thursday, September 14, 2006

Bankin' on Jesus At This Point

So, I’m almost done with the second week of school. In a nutshell, the scholars have been agreeable and the lessons have been planned. The only glitch is that I basically slip into a coma after 8pm, so grading is problematic.

Despite the fatigue, I have been sticking to my early-morning fitness plan, which is fortunate because I’m registered for a triathlon on Saturday.

I’ll be donning my lycra suit once again to enjoy the pure spirit of sport. Because, you know, sport just isn’t sport if it’s not form-fitting.

At the end of last week, the sophs gave speeches about their past, present, and future interests; and one kid mentioned that he has completed several triathlons. After class, I told him that I too am a budding triathlete. “I’m doing my second race next weekend,” I said proudly.

“Cool,” he said. "Is it the one at Lake Minnetonka?"

"Um hmm," I nodded.

"Yeah," he said, "I’m doing that one, too.”

I think I managed to maintain a smile at this point, but inside I was a little panicky because what are the chances that photos of me in my skin-tight zip-up top will not circulating the school on Monday morning?


Undomestic said...

I thought maybe I'd see "I'm tired of designing for the Olsen twins". But I like your choice better! I loved that guy and sad to see him go! Although I knew that was happening. Think they played up the pregnancy hormones enough!

Good luck with the triathalon! I used to run on a treadmill at a gym where one of my former students worked. This was in my pre-pregnancy days, when I ran with just a jog bra and shorts. Very embarassing when the 17 year old was around!

Ann said...

Good luck on the weekend - I know what you look like in that lycra get-up, and it is nothing to be worried about. Wouldn't it be so cool if the youngings thought you were cool enough to circulate.

Have fun.

jdoc said...

You could have worn the lyca suit to work today as a preemptive strategy. You know, cut them off at the pass. Could work on Monday as well. Good luck this weekend!

mi said...

Good luck tomorrow! My theory is that if you are in good enough shape to complete a triathlon, you must look pretty decent in the lycra!!