Essentially, there is some controversy at school about a lesson that was being taught, and it has erupted into quite the ordeal. It's been interesting catching up on the news circling about that - and specifically the comments that follow each article.
Interestingly, I was at school until about 4:30 today; this is unheard of for a Friday. However, I was finishing up an application for The Fishman Prize. I'm pretty sure there is no way I will ever receive this prestigious honor, but - as with Freedom Writers, the Posen Foundation opportunity, and others - I kept thinking, someone has to be chosen, so why can't it be me?
Also, I procrastinated hugely, as the application was due at midnight, and I completed most of it today. :)
All day, I was debating about whether or not to go to boot camp. I was really sore (back, not muscles), I was really tired, I had a full night planned, and the excuses go on and on and on. However, I bucked up and went, and it was definitely worth it.
There were 16 different exercises - including tug-of-war, tire-flipping, sledge-hammering, medicine-ball-tossing, etc. - that we had to do for 1:15 each. And just when we thought we were finished, we had to do them all again - for 20 seconds each.
I think the one that got to me the most today was the mountain climbers. We were in pairs, and one partner put an elastic band around her shoulders like a backpack, while the other partner held onto the end of the "rubberband." The partner who had the elastic around her shoulders did the mountain climbers while the other partner held a squat position. I cannot even tell you how much my abs burned during the mountain climbers. Whoa.
But, all of this must be working since I've received lots of compliments about how fit I'm looking!
(Interestingly, I'm probably skipping boot camp tomorrow. Tonight was obviously a late night - more on that later - and I'm looking forward to sleeping in, going out for breakfast, and getting a massage. Also, I don't want to have to battle the weather that we're supposedly getting in the wee hours of the morning. If I work out tomorrow, it will likely be a run outside or a trip to the Y.)
Tonight, I headed out to Samurai with Kiara and had a squid salad, a spicy tuna roll, and an Iowa roll:
The squid salad and the spicy tuna roll were good choices, but the Iowa roll (pictured above) could have been omitted from the order. It's just so darn tasty - and pretty!
Also, I've been absolutely starving today. I ate the Stoke-Your-Fire Cereal for breakfast and had an apple for a morning snack. For lunch, I had leftover crab cakes and mango/avocado salsa. I then had two pieces of string cheese after work. Immediately after eating the cheese, I felt hungry again; I was soooooo tempted to reach into my "candy drawer" at work for some Starbursts or Skittles, but I refrained and chugged some water instead. But as soon as I got home, I knew I needed to eat if I was going to survive my workout. So, I chowed down a bag of PowerBar Energy Blasts.
And then headed to dinner.
Followed by a show at the Funnybone. I hadn't been there in forever, and when I got an email saying I had won tickets to the show tonight, I knew I had to go. I went with Kiara as well as one of my colleagues, his wife, and their son. It was a great night.
And now it is 12:30 a.m., and I should probably hit the sack. It's been a looooooong day!
See you tomorrow!