As I write this it hurts to sit down, it hurts to type, it hurts in places that have nothing even to do with walking! On Saturday, along with 5 friends, I walked the Yorkshire Three Peaks - a 25-mile hike between, up and down three (very big) hills in North Yorkshire.
As teachers, we're always talking about targets. Professionally we have them, our schools all have them (on everything from pupil attainment to recycling), out students have them - but do you have them personally?
Every holiday I spend some time reflecting on what has been good and difficult about the last term. That's one of the great things about teaching - we get regular breaks to take stock, refresh, and power-up ready for the next term.
Firstly, let me get something clear, I love teaching. When you've thoroughly planned a lesson, it's going well and the students are on board, there's nothing better. This is not a post (the sort you sometimes see) by people jaded with the profession about a "plan B" or "getting out while you still can". This is about being able to do something you really want to, as well as be a great teacher.