"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start,
anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending." ~ Anonymous

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

It's My Teacher!

Today I went to the gym at the church while my son had soccer practice out in their fields. I decided to do some jogging on the treadmill and then weights.

As I was jogging I saw four students from school pass by the hallway. The first was one of the sweetest little 3rd graders who always hugs me when I'm subbing. When she turned my way her face lit up like, "I know her!! She's a teacher!" I waved to her and she happily waved back.

Also a teacher and her husband walked by and they waved. I waved back to them also, while jogging my slow little jog and turning beet red in the face. :)

Was I embarassed to be seen in my capris, t-shirt and sweating like a pig while jogging SLOW??

No, as a matter of fact something in me was so happy to have the students (and other teacher) see me jogging. I think it was a happy pride of sorts. I'm not totally sure.

Yes, I'm chubby still, but I do exercise and it was kind of nice to have the students especially see me doing something good for myself.

I'm not sure if I'm getting my point across right, but it was just a nice feeling...for some reason... I guess it was one more thing that made me proud that I made the effort to fit a workout into my busy day today.

Ever have little happy moments like this that you'd like to share? We'd love to hear about it!


  1. I think that is great that the student saw you excercising! I always think of that as a good role model :)

  2. Way to set the right example! Good for you!

  3. I agree, you're a great roll model. I can't afford a gym, so I go around my neighborhood (1 mi circumference). My neighbors all go to the same church where I teach Sunday school. I do get embarrassed passing everybody's home 3 times each day, huffing and puffing from my little jog (like you said lol). Then it would cross my mind that maybe I'm being an example to someone, maybe it would motivate someone down the road.

  4. What a great example for the student and fellow adults...making that right choice just may influence them!!! Good for you!

  5. You are setting a great example for those kids and teachers! You go girl!

  6. well ya! I can understand how that made you happy-proud. And you set the example.

    But pleeze tell me why when I was a kid I believed that teachers NEVER went to the bathroom. Because they're always in the classroom. When do they "go"? hehe

  7. You should be so proud of yourself! How great that your influence goes beyond your family to the students you teach!