- Time biking to campus: 35 minutes door-to-door. Definitely want to get that down to 30 max, and 20-25 would be better. (That only burns about 200 - 250 calories, which is a bit disappointing, but oh well.)
- Status on arriving: Feel okay -- a bit flushed and quite sweaty, but otherwise fine. Definitely a good plan to bring a change of clothes with, and having a hand towel and water in my office for freshening up with!
- Exercise plans next week: no biking to Monday (labor day), but Wed/Fri + a dance class or two
I do want to do some other forms of exercise too, and the fall semester of dance classes is starting up at the Lou Conte dance center, where I used to go for classes back when we lived in Greektown. I'm going to try again next week -- there's a beginner jazz class on Thursday. I'm a bit nervous, mostly about being the largest woman in the room. I usually was back when I went before, and I'm a good 20-30 pounds heavier now. But I need to just suck that up and go; I'm sure everyone (or almost everyone) will be nice and try not to stare at my chunky self. I tried to coax some of my friends into going with me for moral support, but only one of them said maybe she could make it. Ah well; I can tough it out. I also need to remember not to overdo it -- I don't want to faint again!
There's also a pretty decent chance I might try: Dance Dance Party Party.
Okay, so half an hour before class; I think I'll be kind to my students and type up some notes for them on the theory I had them read. I think that'll help. (Profs in the room -- do you guys do that kind of thing? I have vague memories of maybe Vince Cheng and/or Kathryn Stockton handing out theory notes, but maybe I'm making that up?)
Plans for class: In lit, more on Mitsuye Yamada's "Warning" and at least review the intro to the Cheung (Inter-Ethnic Companion); in fiction, discuss Cather's "Double Birthday" and do some diversity exercises from my writing book-in-progress.