I’m finally relaxing now that I’m clear of that 10 week practicum at a local high school. My last. I was rated a 6 on a 1-7 scale where 1-3 are considered fail and 4 only makes you eligible for temp work. All I’ve got left now is a 2 week lecture block starting in 15 days time.
If you don’t live near me I know you’ll hate me… 3 days before the end of August we went from 10 weeks of 2-5⁰C overnight minimums straight to 12+ with 23-25 daily maximums. Apart from a couple of days of light rain where we only topped out at 20 it’s been mega-spring.
Sadly my bike didn’t recognize me last weekend when I dusted it off. I rode further in September 07 than I have in the past 6 months. 40 flat kilometres done gently hurts like crazy, in the muscles and in the nether regions. The sit bones are bruised and there’s so much skin missing it’s weeping, but not quite bleeding. God help me next week when the kids go back to school and I start hitting 80-120km a day.
And on top of grinding my genitals back to the bone, I’m also wearing out other bits. I’ve just become the proud owner of my first (and second, although 2-for-1 doesn’t ease the pain) pair of reading glasses. Probably inevitable with 20 years of office work followed by 4 years of study.