A day of grading.

April 30, 2003

A day of grading.

I need to get better at sustained work, even grinding work like grading. I just have trouble concentrating after doing 5 to 10 papers and then I have trouble getting back to it.

Graded in the morning, got a lot done until about 11:30. Then skidded out, hungry. Ran the short 6, out, circle, back, with the hound. Mostly forefoot stride, some midfoot, with braces, with dog. Left ankle a little sore. I am very much still running in the painful distance. I will be very happy once I get my running fitness up to the point where I can do "weightless" running - just floating along, moving easily, enjoying the day. That, and intervals on the track, is my favorite part about running. Well, races are also fun, but it will be a long time before I am running 5Ks, much less 10 milers.

Showered, ate a 2-egg omelette with toast (fake cheese, a little sour cream). The omelette was very much to my taste. YUM.

Back to grading by 1:00, break to fax our power of attorney to the realtor, break to talk to J about her discussions with our attorney, break sometime between 4:00 and 5:00 to walk the hound, make bread, and cook dinner.

Dinner was bean burrittos. 1 vidalia onion, 1 1/2 bell peppers, 2 cans beans, 1 hot pepper, cumin, oregeno. Served on toasted burrittos with a little sour cream and some salsa and hot sauce and raw onion. Was tasty. Ate two, had a lot of filling left over. Back to work by 6:00

Finished grading around 8:30. Had another snack because even after taking the time to sort into piles by preliminary grade I just was NOT ready to read them again. Snack, bowl of yoghurt with raisins, cruncy cereal, and a little honey. Still hungry so had a bowl of cheerios. Read Dick Francis while eating, read another 15 minutes then J came home. Ran 3 loads of laundry and made a loaf of bread between 4:00 and bedtime. None of the laundry gets folded tonight.

Remembered that I have to have a study sheet for tomorrow. Talked to J about the attorney letter then worked on study sheet. One good new question, should Andrew Jackson be on the US currency? why yes? why no? what would you decide?

Need to proof the study sheet tomorrow. I think I won't be able to write extensive comments on the papers by noon. Sleep on what to do.

Finished that, checked mail, and then to bed.

Posted by Red Ted at April 30, 2003 11:40 AM | TrackBack