The loneliness of the long distance runner

SA’s athletics department just posted this on Facebook:

[Independent school league] playoffs start this week:
Boys Volleyball travels to [destination an hour away] on Tuesday
Boys Tennis hosts [another school] on Wednesday
Boys and Girls Swimming travel to [college in the next county] for prelims and finals on Wednesday and Thursday 
Follow @StarfleetAcademySports to get live updates 
Go [Team Name]!

And I almost commented something like “Work stops in all academic classes Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday!” before I remembered that everyone would be able to read it.  And anyway, only a handful of my students are affected, and most of them are pretty conscientious about keeping up–except maybe the swimming seniors, and they’ll be fine…


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