Tuesday, September 20, 2011

De-stressing from School

What is good for de-stressing from a tough week/day at school......

That is right, for me, it is running or getting a good workout in! I have been dying to go run everyday after school. I have even brought my clothes to run in, but everytime I set out to go run, I have had to stay at the school late to get everything done for that day/week. Assessments, assignments, and lesson plans galore! I have been crazy busy and I am just craving to go run.

Well guess what I did today............

That is right, I finally got a run in during the week and it FELT GREAT!!!!! :0)  I ran 3 miles and I actually ran them under 30 minutes. It felt great outside and I really needed that run. It was a great encouraging run to keep me in the training mood for my upcoming half marathon.

I have been staying about a week ahead of my students, but it is still crazy trying to get everything together for lesson plans that you are just now seeing and trying to figure out how to teach.

I am about to order the Insanity dvd package, so that I can do that in the evenings on the days that I am not going to run. This way I am still getting my workout in during the week and I am working other muscles that I wouldn't normally work by just running.

If you do not run though, what are some other ways that you can de-stress you may ask?

  • Walking
  • Reading a good Book or one you are trying to finish. 
  • Watching TV
  • Doing an arts and craft activity
  • Cooking
  • Cleaning
There are so many options to choose from. Everybody has their own hobbies, it just depends on what you want to do and what you like to do. 

Question: What do you like to do to de-stress from a tough day/week. 


Monika @ Monika's Miles said...

Yay I'm so glad you got to run!! My go-to destresser is cleaning while listening to awesome music. My apartment will be spotless and the music will put me in a great mood. Sometimes dance parties happen.. alone...

PS - I JUST realized I never sent you my virtual 5k time. I never actually got to go out and do a 5k for time, but every Wednesday I've been running 5k's for a workout. My best one was 3.2 miles in 23:34!! I'll send you a pic of me in your sweet bib :)

Kayla said...

That's awesome Monkia! Saturdays are usually my destress from the week cleaning days. haha I am the same way and am usually rocking out to good music or watching/listening to a good movie! I love it!

I can not wait to see your picture from your 5K! Thank you for the time. I am working on the certificates for ya'll!

Vanessa @ Gourmet Runner said...

So funny, I actually clean to de-stress too! That and a run and a good book usually help me to feel much more calm!