So, its that time of the quarter. Where we begin the downward slide (some might call it a spiral or a tumble) to the end. The final is on Monday the 17th. The thing I had forgotten when teaching as a grad student is that time when I had created all of the course material and so therefore my “teaching” was really posting stuff on Blackboard and then grading. But since I have never taught this class before, I am preparing things on the fly. ON. THE. FLY. Seriously, that is some real non JBR shit going on there.
It could be worse- since I am doing the experiment with the flipped classroom, I have to edit my powerpoint slides, then record them, then edit the recording, then upload. But it sure as hell beats the process that would have happened with me doing live legit lectures every week. Uggh. As it is now, we run through the lecture and I touch on the high points and clarify stuff that needs to be clarified. Because I hate listening to my voice. I hate it even more when it says things like, “I don’t know.” So there is that.
So needless to say, I have been working my ass off. Seems like all I have been doing lately is working, working out, and teaching.
Plus, my gym is doing the CrossFit Open. It’s definitely a big hullabaloo. CrossFit HQ will release 5 workouts, once a week for the next five weeks. Everyone who has signed up for the Open are supposed to do. You have to do it on video and upload it, or you have to do it during a set time, so that a coach can count your reps and judge. It’s supposed to be all comraderie and such, like, “yay, we’re doing this with 432095094580934 people around the world!!” For elite athletes, it is the first step to get to the games (people with the highest scores are invited to regionals… if you do well there, you go to the real games).
I have no hope of going to the games, and I am not being modest (so don’t get on my back JJ about the power of positive thinking). It’s just not in the cards for me right now. But maybe some day. Regardless, I will be spending a lot of time shooting in the next couple of weeks, which is great. I’m just really busy now.
I requested vacation time yesterday, which is cool. We are planning to take our postponed New Years trip to Miami in April. I am hoping to run 7 mile bridge in the keys.