Monday, 30 April 2012

Marking come out the waazoo

Alrighty folks, just a wee note to say I'm still alive.  I've got so much damn marking to do its insane.  I've just finished grading essays, this week I have 200+ lab reports due plus tests.  So yep, not much time.

Marking makes me eat, I've been so off plan its terrible.  But weight is stable.  I went for a swim today at lunchtime.  We have an endless pool (current pool) at the gym which is a great work out but so boring.  I didn't realise how much I enjoyed swimming laps.  I thought I hated it, because I hate swimming in a 25m pool and prefer a 50m pool because I hate turning.  But when you swim and don't get anywhere its boring.  My new waterproof MP3 player hasn't arrived yet either so it was super boring.  Oh, plus the pool has two mirrors in it!  So you get to stare at yourself while you swim, man seeing my jiggly bits in the water, emphasised even more by the current pushing on your skin is not pretty.

What I do like about it though is I can go for a 30min swim, not have to spend time showering and changing.  Its just like jump out of the pool, quick dry off and change.  Couple min vs 15min.  So I am thinking I might take my togs (swimmers?  bathers?  what do ya'll call them) with me on Tuesdays too because I might just be able to get a swim in on some days when my morning class finishes early (I teach from 9-10, then 10-1 but this half of the semester my 10-1 class will often be only 2 hours yay).

Friday, 20 April 2012

Happy birthday to me!

Gosh its been almost a month since I last posted, as you can guess life is busy.

I turn 33 today, I'm super happy about it although from a weight perspective I expected to be at goal now, oh well.  Its funny, I'm not losing but obviously I'm losing weight, gaining muscle and the density of muscle yada yada we've all heard that before... because in the past week I've had many comments on how good I'm looking even though these are people that see me regularly so its not like from drastic weight change.  One day I did happen to wear a dress that obviously had a really good cut because it gave me some shape and that day everyone commented.  I will take a pic of it and post it.  I bought it for a funeral ( my great Aunt who was 89 so not really that sad) and then wore it to work one day when I had to look all impressive.

So lets see, anything knew?  Not really.  I am planning on doing a competition called the tough guy tough gal challenge - 6 or 12km run through mud, swamp, under barbed wire etc.  So I need to find some creative training -LOL-  I'm going to run in the current pool, figure that would be a good work out and good training. 

That's all I have time for, I have essays to mark and have been so busy at work training the biology olympics team (yes that is a thing LOL) that I'm totally behind on marking so I'm sitting here at 9pm on a Friday night on my birthday grading papers.  But I have 50 essays that I want to get through before Monday, and then I'll have another 50 to do next week once classes start back and hopefully have them all done (~210 essays all up) before my next lot of major marking comes in the following week (~170 lab reports) plus of course test marking which is a constant of my job too.  Argggh. 

Love to everyone, I hope to make the rounds soon.