|Definition of a lap dog|
|Appropriate for him leaving, although he didn't want me to go!|
Now, on to my day!
Joe and I both finished up earlier than we usually do, so we took advantage of the afternoon by taking a run together! I love running with him since he helps me pick up my pace.
I hung with him for 2 miles, which lasted just under 18 minutes. After that, I walked for a minute then ran .25 miles.
I finished just over 9:00 minute pace, and I was so excited! If this happens this weekend, I will definitely get the PR I want!
As a follower of Jesus, I know that I'm supposed to love others and put others before myself. Sometimes I wonder just how far that extends.
Today at school, I had a student who was making up a test from four weeks before. According to school policy, I didn't have to let this student take this test. I told them they could come in today (teacher work day) to do the test, and that I would wait on finalizing my grades until after the test. This student came in asking if I could go over with them everything from that chapter to make sure they were on the right track.
I told the student that I didn't even have to let them take the test and that I was waiting on them to finish to complete my grades. I didn't go through everything with them, they took the test, and when they walked out they said "sorry for wasting your time."
This really just put a dagger through my heart. The student didn't waste my time at all, but at the same time, they had a really, really long time (four weeks) to prepare for making up this test! I would have been happy to ask questions the week before when I was available for tutoring. But on my teacher work day? The grading period was over, and this was a special case that they were able to make the test up.
What am I supposed to do as a follower of Jesus? Was allowing this student to take the test enough, or should I have taken the time to go through everything with them before the test? The teacher in me has no qualms with what I did at all. But the empathetic, compassionate person in me who wants to love others and put them before myself does.
I'm going to pray on this and try not to feel guilty. I'm going to pray to see if I need to say anything to the student, as well as pray that I did not mess up anything as far as our student-teacher relationship goes.
Question for you: Do you have a workout buddy that pushes you to meet your fitness goals? What do you think about my little predicament here?