Today I taught my first lesson for my teaching Practicum. The lesson went well and my students were fairly well-behaved and attentive for a bunch of 15-year-olds who would rather be anywhere but in English class. But I’ve been nervous about this lesson for days, so by the end of the day I needed to run off some steam.
Pre-workout blood sugar: 111 mg/dl
The workout: Same as yesterday–4 minutes warm up, alternate 1 minute jogging with 1:30 brisk walking, followed by a 5 minute cool down. 30 minutes total.
Post-workout blood sugar: 88 mg/dl
- Confession: my jogging playlist consists entirely of Disney music.
- Another confession: while I listen to these songs, I analyze them for literary elements. Is that weird?
- I used the same temp basal rate that I used for my summer workout routine: a 50% reduction beginning half an hour before the workout and lasting half an hour after. It seems to be working today–my blood sugar went down, but not too fast and it was back until the 100’s by the time I ate supper at 5:45.
I’m in the middle of grading the second batch of Freshman English papers this semester, and it’s killing my back (like everything I else I do). During a grading break on Saturday, I found a great YouTube video of posture exercises. These exercises are simple, easy to remember, and (the best part) narrated by British people. Enjoy!