So, back in the early spring I decided it would be a good idea to sign up for a triathlon on the 28th of June, right around the time my classes for the summer ended. How difficult could co-teaching two classes be?
This course has been excruciating, for me and for the students. I'm constantly fielding frantic emails from people in a total panic. Because I'm co-teaching, I have to consult my partner on a lot of decisions I would normally be able to make quickly. Plus I'm helping with a couple of evaluation projects, we hired two people in the summer, and I'm going to a conference in early July.
The good thing is that because I have the tri on my schedule, I'm still training for it, though of course not as diligently as I'd like. I went swimming on Monday. I ran yesterday and toyed with the idea of biking, though I decided not to when the skies were gloomy and I felt like taking a nap. Today I did my Pilates Reformer class, which is not tri-specific training but which has helped immensely with running form and injury prevention. This Saturday, I'm going to the race course to do an open-water swim. I feel confident about the run, pretty good about the swim, and a little worried about the bike.
Just thought I'd give you the quick scoop in case you were wondering where I was. Now back to grading papers and answering emails....