Nothing looks quite as bad after a good run.
Even if I'm in a terrible mood, a good run turns it 180 degrees. But, today I was already in a good mood, so our trip to the park just made it even better.
Ben and Amy met us at our apartment at 5 o'clock and we all walked to the park that's just a few blocks away. It was pretty packed today, lots of kids and parents and also many elderly folks getting some fresh air. It used to make me nervous to have such an audience, but I've gained a lot of confidence in my running, so it doesn't bother me anymore. And most of the little kids that run after you are more cute than obnoxious, so it just makes the run more interesting. A treadmill can be very mind numbing.
We guess that it's roughly 6 laps to a mile (the track is about 3/4 the size of your average school track, we think). I easily ran 18 laps, pushing it to a sprint for the last one. But, Ben is hands down the fastest runner out of all of us. We're no competition for him; he ran 21 in the time that it took me to run 17 of mine.
We decided to make this a weekly event. Every Sunday (unless it's pouring) we'll head over to the little track and put on a waegookin (foreigner) show for all the people there. I'm really excited it.
I am not, however, excited for tomorrow's meeting. We know our rights and options. If Julia fires us outright or threatens to without putting down a four to six week time line, we will take action. The tricky part will be not losing our cool and not "threatening" her by telling her that we're prepared to go to the Labor Board. We actually emailed the Ministry of Labor today. We didn't name our hagwon or Julia, since we're just hoping to get some advice.
Here's hoping it turns out we don't need it. Good night!