It occurred to me that although I am not physically running to school each morning, since I live about 20 miles away, I am however virtually running all the way there. As I get into the car, I’m thinking to myself, OK, my school and lunch bags are in the car, tea mug is in the holder, not on the roof of my car. Keys in hand, yeah I found them easily this morning, I insert them into the ignition and as I’m backing out the driveway my mind starts racing...and I’m off. Yes, I took my pills, I have my water bottle. I hope I put the meat in the refrigerator to defrost. Hmm...what should I make with it. I need to see a second grade teacher about her new student. Check with Peter (my principal) about the memo that should be sent to the curriculum director. Touch base with the school psychologist about an upcoming CSE. Return a call to a teacher in another district about a new student...
I take a quick look around, smile at the sun that’s trying to be warm through my car’s windows, give a quick glance at the cars on either side of me. I catch my breath.
Gather the materials for my Kindergarten group. Check with teachers about the new students to be added to our K-Wrap around program. Yikes! Superintendent’s Conference Day is Friday, do I have everything ready? I have a 1:30 meeting, guess I'd better eat lunch at my desk today. My report cards need to be run before Thursday...
Phew, I’m here. That was quite a 35 minute run.
Now the race begins.