Arrived at work in a sorry sad state.
So instead of working through lunch, I worked out. And although I know from experience it will make me feel better, I am still surprised when it kicks in.
Punched and round-housed the Wavemaster until I was out of breath. Ran through forms from top to bottom. Empowered and liberated I was able to return to admin and later teaching in a much improved frame of mind.
But more fun was when the younger boys asked what happened to my hands.
“1000 middle punches on the bag.” I answered solemnly.
“That’s a lot.” One replied, duly impressed. The other was more matter of fact, “Well, she is a black belt.”
Smiled. Sometimes it is good to be reminded.