Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Germ Breeding Grounds

I have always said that schools are like giant petri dishes...especially elementary schools! I went most of my life never getting sick....ever. Well my first year teaching I got pink eye twice, strep throat, and bronchitis! It has slowed down since then. I guess I have built up an immunity over 10 years. This year is no different...the kids are dropping like flies and I am very tempted to come to school like this:
Don't they know I have important miles to run and can't get sick? Don't they know I have a 2 year-old that would break my heart if she got sick? I will probably just stick to using my Purell every five minutes and forgo the mask but thank your child's teacher tomorrow. He or she willing puts themselves in the middle of a germ breeding ground each day. And they like it!

On a side note, I am working tonight on the not perfect thing. I skipped my run tonight. I ate a very small amount for dinner but still managed to get a stomach ache (a reoccurring issue) and by the time Em had sang her last song, I decided not to go. I wouldn't have gotten there until about 8 and it would have thrown off my week plus my stomach...I am trying to fight against my usual beating up...feelings that I failed....or will be so out of shape because I missed today...that I'm weak.


  1. I was just talking to someone about this today! My semester started a week ago and I already have a sore throat... Silly germy college students!

  2. don't worry about missing one run, sometimes life is in the way, but that's ok. Don't look back, just make sure you get your next run in.

  3. Life's about balance and sounds like you're doing your best! Stay well!