Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Where I WANT Complacency

Oh, hey there!:)

I'm kind of liking seeing the sun in the early mornings again, though I know it won't last for too terribly long.


What's going on at school, you ask?

My Kindergarten through eighth grade students are doing the PLANKSG+IVING CHALLENGE!  The Kinders think it's a riot when I count to the time limit in silly voices.  I am such an elementary school teacher.


My fifth/sixth graders got a lesson in GOLD STARS.  To get them engaged in our discussion on Fitness components, I gave one person a gold star to hold on their forehead for answering a question correctly.  When another student answered another question correctly, they got the star.  They kind of loved it.:)


I'm very fortunate, completely thankful and happy to have an amazing Principal.  On top of being a very understanding, loyal, caring, and giving lady, she is one that will HAND-WRITE thank-you notes to their staff:)


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We're now at the portion of the bloggie where we get serious  ---------> THE WORD.

Deb Runs

As you all know (or should know -- I've complained enough about it!), this summer left me in quite a pickle.  I felt like I went into a training slump in late July, and haven't really felt like I've bounced out of it.  I have felt like if I sign up for a race that it'll wake me up and I'll spring right back into a training bamf, but it hasn't really happened.

I have a longing for a true sense complacency as of late.  I haven't had that terrific sense of satisfaction when it comes to racing, running or tri.  Harry got onto me the other night (in the most supportive moment of our marriage to date) for not really going all out in training for a while, for negative talk, for a lot of things that aren't like me.  I feel like I've just been mailing it in with several things, and I've shared this before on the blog, when it comes to training and even stuff around the home and some things at work.  I'm still working on that balance, but I'm starting to get the fire under my butt for training.  My level of complacency is about to get a major boost, and rightfully so -- I've got PRs to make.

As for work and home, I believe that those things are coming into place just fine. In fact, the only place where I feel complacent in my life is my relationship with my husband, with my family and friends.  That's better than nothing.:)

This Wednesday Word comes at a great time for me as my perspective is ready to change.  Thanks, Deb!

Back to your regularly scheduled goofy bloggieness.
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And um, about that.  Sometimes I am  GUILTY of things like this.  Not as much as I used to be, though.:)

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Where in your life do you have a true sense of complacency?  Work?  Training?  Home?


Are you good at making plans with friends?  Do you kind of bail sometimes?  
-I don't think I'd ever bail on you.:)


Morning runners:  LOVING the little bit of sunrise?



34 comments:

  1. I'd have to say I'm complacent about my house. I need to tackle ALL the clutter. I'm making a plan to tackle one room per weekend. When I'm done with all the rooms, I'll probably have to start all over again!

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    1. Amen? Who needs Spring cleaning when there's Autumn cleaning to do?

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  2. I'm complacent about a lot - I think I'll call it prioritizing. ;-) I do love the morning sun, but now I feel like I'm late when I'm not!

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  3. That's a really good question -- where am I complacent? And I'm not sure I can come up with something. Is that a good or bad thing?

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    1. Maybe you're complacent with being complacent. #meta

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  4. i'm a night runner, so i'm hating daylight savings time. the sun is gone by the time i leave my office building!

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  5. I do love a little bit of sunlight in the mornings when I am out for a run! I am sure your students love you- you sound like a lot of fun! Complacency, that gives a person a lot to think about....hmmmm

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    1. They HAVE to love me...or they don't get an 'A'.:P

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  6. I'm totally complacent about my job situation. I've been wanting to make a change for years but I just can't bring myself to do it. and I've gotten complacent with things at home - there are so many "to-do's" at home I've just kind of said I'll get to it later, but later never seems to come, ha ha

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    1. Good luck with all of those! You're always in control, girl!<3

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  7. I am totally complacent about my house - I need to start cleaning things up before the holidays and every time I have free time I just think to myself "ill do it later".

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  8. It's nice to have a "haven" where you can feel comfortable enough to be complacent, even for a little while. It's hard to charge in every direction at once.

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    1. Seriously! It's like an accomplishment in and of itself.

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  9. I am complacent about cleaning & re-doing things in the house. I am complacent about cooking. I need to get up and see that sunrise. I tend to run after work (and now it's dark.) I am good with making plans with friends & NEVER bail. I hate when people do that.

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    1. Don't worry -- we'll all be in the dark soon, no matter if you're a morning or afternoon runner.:)

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  10. I've definitely become a little complacent when it comes to household things. I used to be more anal but the messes just keep coming so I just stopped caring (as much) ;)

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    1. Haha, that's how I felt after Harry and I moved in together. It never endssssssssssssss.

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  11. Thank you for giving complacency a positive spin - I struggle to see this word as a positive thing, but you're putting it in a very good light. I wish I had the support from my (soon to be ex) husband when I was struggling with my rut, but he was (ahem) complacent in his own rut, and I could only pull one of us out at a time by myself. It would be wonderful to get to a place of *happy* complacency instead of frustrated complacency!

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    1. Thank you for sharing this, friend. I really think that complacency gets a bad name, where people think of it more as "settling", than satisfied with oneself. I do try to put things in to a positive light, so I'm so happy that you read it that way!

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  12. It's still dark at 5:30 AM when we start our run, but it's daylight as we finish up, and I like that! When you talk about your students it makes me sad that I stopped teaching PE.

    Thank you for linking up!

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  13. I'm complacent about my stack of paperwork on my desk. With the best intentions I sit down to tackle it, and then ending up spending far too much time on the computer. I love the early daylight too, but as you mentioned, it will be gone all too soon.

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    1. You sound too much like me. My laptop goes ON TOP of the pile. Oops...

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  14. Ugh- so jealous you're a phys. ed. teacher! [I'm definitely aspiring to be one!] What you're doing even engaged ME, so I'm sure your students really did love it! I love working in an elementary school. The kids light up at just about anything! :) I'm quite awful at plans. I'm okay at making them, but when the time rolls around- my routine tells me no and my mind says yes! It's a battle!
    Xoxo

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    1. Oh girl, come to the FUN SIDE of the school! The P.E. gym is where it's at!:)

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  15. I love it. Planksgiving. So creative. I'm not very good at making plans with friends. Just coffee dates a few times a month.

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  16. Love the sleeping text at the end :P
    I'm horrible at making plans with friends, to be honest I often just get lazy or don't feel up to exerting the energy into hanging out, not in a heartless I don't care way. But like I'm mentally and emotionally exhausted, do you ever get that?

    I LOVE that you put fitness into your teaching. ♥ Glad to know someone is making kids do challenging fitness tasks! :P I don't even think I did planks until high school or beyond! I just started my running journey. I signed up for races for the next three months to make sure I don't slack off. I have PRs too! Cheering you on in your bounce back! Glad to find you through the link-up :] I didn't post this week, but hope to join in another week again!

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    1. That is TOTALLY how I get, girl! I get too tired to people. I seriously just wrote that "sentence".

      We can be each others' biggest cheerleaders for PRs! Thanks for stopping by.:)

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  17. I love that it isn't pitch black when I wake up now too! I love that you're doing planksgiving with the kids--that's awesome! Gotta inspire em' while they're young so they'll carry those habits into their adult life! <3

    I'm complacent about a bunch of things, but like Coco said, I prefer to think of it as....prioritizing. :] I'm just organizing my controlled chaos! :P

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