Sunday, June 22, 2008

I Made It

Finally... the school year, and along with it, my teaching career, have come to an end.

It was a bitter sweet moment this past Friday as I said good-bye to my co-workers. I had been waiting all year for this day to come, but when it finally did, I was very saddened by the fact that I was leaving such a great school district, and so many outstanding educators behind.

It's not easy to walk away from such a great job, but as I watched Evans, Zyemtsev and Lavato run down the finish line today at IMCDA, I was reminded of the fact that there's no way I'll ever end up on top of an Ironman podium while trying to juggle 2 jobs and part time training.

So it begins... I have a lot of work ahead of me.

At this point in time, I'm still way off top form, as far as long course fitness is concerned at least, and the leisurely 21 mile run that I laid down today (the longest run I've done in a couple of years, I think) made this fact indisputably clear. Let's just say that I have seen better days.

Anyway, enough complaining. I'll have the time and energy to log the big miles now, so it's time to get to it. A little extra pool time won't hurt either :)

3 comments:

April Bowling said...

You are a member of a very elite and masochistic club when you can call ANY 21 mile run leisurely...;)

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IronMatron said...

Congrats on finishing the school year! I too just finished--after 15 years in the classroom--. Sad, but good... Good luck at RI 70.3 and at IM Florida!

JRM said...

:)