June 7, 2015

Driving A Standard

FINALLY! After feeling like a major failure in all aspects of running, I finally got out for a run this morning!

I figured I'd make the most of my time in Dallas by trying to get back into running. Living in a neighborhood really helps- I can just run around the shaded sidewalks and whenever I get tired, home is always less than half a mile away. I wanted to run for 5 miles, but the both the hot weather and the fact that I haven't run since May 12th really took a toll.

This morning's jog was pretty slow at a 10'35" pace (granted, it was 80 degrees and I hadn't eaten anything) was completed right after my dad taught me how to drive a stick shift...! I snapped a quick picture of us driving to the parking lot in the sunrise - it was so nice to be out early and feel the nice breeze before the heat of the day caught up with us.

Verdict: About time I learned how to drive, eh? :) In all honesty, driving a standard isn't so bad, but it takes quite a while to get used to the mechanics of it. The car lurched and I stalled it numerous times before I really got the hang of it. Ah well. I drove home, though, which I think is a victory! 

Hope everybody is enjoying the summery weather!

June 2, 2015


I'm not doing very well with keeping up with this blog, am I? I suppose since I only ran 7 miles in May (breaking my New Year's resolution), I didn't feel much motivation to keep whoever is still reading this up to date on my nonexistent runs. Ah, well.

I've been pretty busy with theatre ever since January, and subsequently realized it's kind of hard to keep running during the day when you have rehearsal every night...

Death By Chocolate - February 2015
Arcadia - April 2015
I just closed Legally Blonde, where I played Brooke Wyndham, the fitness queen who is accused of murdering her husband. My featured song includes me jump roping and singing... at the same time.

I'm in the middle!
I realized that jumping rope is kind of tough on the ankles, and trying to add running to the mix was just plain impossible, so I took a little break. I tried to keep up with my fitness by going to yoga classes, but honestly outside of rehearsals and performances, I was kind of exhausted!

Legally Blonde - May 2015
We closed Legally Blonde on the last day of May, and I hope to get back into running soon. It's typical June-uary here in Seattle (54 and cloudy/rainy), and when that ends, I plan to be outside running like I always do.

I'm taking a few trips before I go to Coeur d'Alene for my fourth production of the year - Singin' in the Rain! I'll be in Dallas to visit my family for a week (I leave on Saturday and couldn't be more excited!), then in Santa Fe for a weekend for my friend's bachelorette party, and then back to Bellevue for a week before I move to Idaho. Phew!

Here's to the summer!