Since August, I've participated in two Biggest Loser competitions hosted by the elementary school I'm currently interning in. Since August, I haven't come close to actually winning either of them.
Today, a new round of Biggest Loser starts - and this time, it's a "couples" match. My mentor and I have decided that we are going to be a "couple" and work together to compete.
Now, I'm going to admit - I'm nervous.
I'm not nervous about having a partner. Nope, having a partner will help me stay accountable and probably make me work harder. It's the fact that I've already tried this competition twice - and failed both times. The competition has been mine to win twice...and I have let myself down twice.
I'm starting to think that by competing in the Biggest Loser competition somehow jinxes me - to failure. Could it be possible that now I get to compete with a partner -and split any potential winnings - that I could actually win?
I guess we're going to find out.
In other news - after school yesterday, I attended my first Running Club meeting. My school has started a K-4th grade running club, and I volunteered to be a running coach.
Yes, I love to run. Anyone that reads this blog knows that. Running with a group of K-4th graders? Well, let's just say - I have my work cut out for me. Not in the fact that I have to help out kids - that's not the problem at all. It's the fact that these kids can run circles around me - and it took everything I had to keep up with them.
I have to admit that I felt a little silly running with them yesterday afternoon. Here I have been telling my students that I have been running for a while - and that I'm training to run a 5K - and they are trying to keep me motivated to run faster and keep up with them. **INSERT EYE ROLL**
It also occurred to me, however, that maybe this is exactly what I need to up my intensity of the training. I want to up my pace - so pushing myself to try and keep up with them may be the motivation I need to do just that.
When I got in to the gym, the kids were being separated into grade levels. I went immediately to the 2nd grade line. I could have picked any grade I want - but in all honesty, I miss those 2nd graders so much...this is a great opportunity to spend a little time with them each Monday afternoon. There were several kindergarten kiddos joining in - but there were also several volunteers working with the kindergarten group (including the principle). Two 2nd graders from my old class showed up - and I was happy about that - but it was nice to hang out with all of the 2nd graders that were participating.
So, now with the introduction of running club - I won't be attending my scheduled gym work-outs on Monday evenings. No biggie - after last night, I'm sure that I'll be getting a good work-out in on Monday afternoons.
In more running related news - I want to send a big THANK YOU out to Val who made a donation to my RFTC fundraiser yesterday. Val, please email me your mailing address so that I can get you a Susan G. Komen wristband sent out.
I am now only $20 away from reaching my fundraising goal. I am so happy about that. I still have a month to go before the race. I still have plenty of wristbands to give away *hint, hint*.
OK, time to get ready for work. This morning will be my first weigh-in for Biggest Loser Round 3. I know that this morning when I stepped on my scale, I wasn't thrilled with the number - once again. I put that down to my uphill climb on my work-out roller coaster. I'm not too concerned with starting out this competition with a little bit of a higher number - because that helps increase the amount that I will lose in the coming weeks.... but it doesn't help the fact that I'm weighing in tomorrow for the Spring in 2 Action challenge. Guess we'll have to see how that goes.
Everyone have a great day!!
Till next time. ;)
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