I was back at the doctor's today for try two at fixing my leg since physical therapy wasn't all that helpful. I'm now going to try steroids, as well as get an x-ray and see a physiologist (I think that's what they're called, it's like a doctor of physical therapy) and perhaps a chiropractor as well. If all that doesn't help, than an MRI is next. Apparently, and MRI is a big deal and I need to jump through lots of hoops first. Another possible treatment is getting an epidural, which sounds very strange. I was under the impression that those were just for pregnant people? In any event, hopefully the steroids will do good things.
I just recieved an email from the AR5o race. It's in three weeks, and needless to say, I won't be running it :(. I am missing running, but making peace with it. Maybe when I've done the steroids for a bit I'll start up again. I just worry that if I go back to running, I'll just prolong the injury further. I'd rather start all over again with my running fitness than never be fully recovered.
For now, I have plenty of other things to think about as the end of the quarter looms ahead an my first job fair is this weekend. The suit is purchased (a gray suit with maroon pinstripes) with an accompanying pink blouse and some new silver hoop earrings. The last thing on the list are shoes :). And, of course, getting the resume and cover letter polished and printed! As my new student teaching placement has been somewhat frustrating in the lack of teaching (they are doing a play, so it's all play all the time- a great endeavor, to be sure, but not condusive, necessarily to learning to be a teacher) and so I am looking forward to, even more, having my own classroom. I got to guest teach a lesson today in my friend's class, to show a power point that I made on the missions for a class project. It turned out really well, and it was so much fun to teach again. Part of me wishes i could just be a guest teacher for the rest of the year, floating into classes and teaching lessons :)
I am planning to teach a unit on The Giver, by Lois Lowry, in the spring. I loved this book as a child, and still think it is amazing, though it definitely leaves you with lots of questions and concerns. If anyone has any good overarching questions that are good for this book, let me know! If you haven't read it, do. It is amazing and really makes you think hard about what makes a "perfect society"
signing off, to dream of running and teaching