Exercises – Grad School – Seizure
I’m just taking a moment of me time to blog before resuming my assignment – my huge PR folder of media examples. It’s a huge portion of my grade and should sum up my last class and hopefully get me my last A to secure a 4.0 this semester. Let’s cross our fingers.
I’m bummed because I think I may have missed the cut off for applying to Grad school at most places. EIU, though, doesn’t have their dates up so I don’t know if they accept Grad student to both the Fall and Spring semesters. I know I didn’t make the cut off for the Fall 2009 cut off for U of I, which was Dec. 17th. Apparently, you have to apply a year in advance! Yikes. That’s fine, I need to work for a while anyway. I need to work while getting the Master’s anyway, as well.
I would still like to do the Master’s of Education at my current college if this will guarantee I can teach at a college. It’s a fast track, distance Master’s degree. But it requires that you’ve been teaching for 2 years and I’m not sure if they’ll accept pre-school teaching as acceptable experience or not. It may only be open to K-12th educators. Bummer. I know my one Theology teacher feels I would be an excellent fit for a Theology or Women’s Studies Master’s major, but I laugh her off. She though my final project her class (video taped several women’s view points on who God was and what God meant to them) would make for a wonderful thesis project if it were expanded to cover more women and had more time and a bigger budget. I would love to do it, too, but what would I do with that Master’s combined with a Prof. Writing degree??
** Health News**
I’ve been doing 60 reverse crunchesa night from the back of my Fitness text book. I began with 50 and have worked up to 60. I’m taking it slowly as to not throw my back out or pull something. I’m also doing knee bends – 60 a night, as well. I’m working up to 100 in each. When I was in Air Force Junior ROTC in high school, we did 100 push-ups, 100 sit-ups, march/ran 2 miles 2 days a week. On the other 3 days, we still had formation, and formation consisted of 50 push-ups and and 50 sit-ups. There wasn’t an ounce of fat on me. I can no longer do push-ups or sit-ups because of my back, so I’m modifying my exercises but sticking to the 100 and doing them 7 days a week. I’m also sticking very well to the mostly vegetarian diet. I did have turkey on Christmas and do occasionally buy it at the store. I also have it for dinner once in a while to keep up my protein because I hate soy protein substitute stuff. But I’m really into the Kashi products and eating healthier. I’m still going strong on no caffeine and no chocolate, per docs orders! No alcohol. I don’t smoke. And other than the chronic stuff – endo and sheehan’s, I’m hanging in there.
I did have a small seizure thing at work last night. It was a bit scary, but I think it freaked my co-workers out more than it did me. lol I haven’t had one in a long time, too! I just sort of spaced out. I was aware, but not aware. I could see the other class come in but I was zoned out! Then when I came around my heart was racing and my words were flustered. I barely made it to the bathroom because I was like those “gotta go, gotta go, gotta go right now” commercials. But I couldn’t even communicate this! Then I excused myself to the break room for about 10 minutes so I could calm down in quiet, get a drink, etc. I explained what happened to the person in charge and then went back to my class. Of course, for the rest of the afternoon I was out of it and grouchy. Not fun for the kids, I’m sure. I think it eased up, though, about 2 hours later. Wow, it sucked. I didn’t turn into a ball of tears. I almost did, but I fought them off. Yay, me!