Just a quick update:
I’m still hitting bumps in the road, but I am not giving up. I’m getting some decent runs in in the process. Today I stayed after school–not to tutor–but to run with a student. Things like this are part of what makes me a great teacher. She’s a junior and wants to get into better shape the right way, so she came to me! (Me!? Really!? It’s still hard to picture myself as a healthy person!)
We ran for 30 minutes after school, and she said she plans to run with me any day I am willing to stay. We ran and talked (and walked in between!). I helped her set some goals. She wants to run a full mile (without stopping–no intervals) for her P.E. final in May. I assured her that would be a piece of cake! I convinced her to do a 5k with me in May as well. That one, she’ll have to work for! 🙂
I’m excited, and so is she. This may be the motivation I’ve been looking for–to BE someone’s motivation.