The second run of my latest comeback and having chastised myself all week for doing too much last Tuesday, I ended up doing the same distance but quicker today – when am I ever going to learn?
The problem was today there was perfect weather for running when I went out, 20 degrees and sunshine but with a cooling light breeze. In T-shirt and shorts I was neither too hot nor too cold and so I could run easy without getting too hot and enjoy the crowds out enjoying the Palermo lakes and the weather like me.
Thoughts were split between two things today – finding form and keeping the body as balanced as possible (i.e. not very) as always, and also the organisation of IH TOC50, since I’ve spent the rest of the day trying to out the schedule together and am about to email all of the lovely speakers with the latest details. Schedule seems to have come together quite smoothly – a wide variety of sessions spread throughout the day from early morning to late night GMT – will we survive the 15mins breaks between sessions? We had 30mins last time out, but I reckon with separate rooms and hopefully different moderators each time we should be fine.
I’ve also had a fun idea about my own session at the conference on helping NQTs settle in to the job and survive their first year of teaching. But I think I’ll keep that under wraps for now so I have a little surprise in store on the big day.