serendipitous reflections

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Working crew at Victor/Victoria

One of the actors for Victor/Victoria got hurt away from the show, so I got called to duty. His part was just covered or taken out, but they needed help moving a few set pieces. I've done set painting and sound for some simple shows, but this is my first time working crew. I even have a brief two seconds on stage (if you don't notice me then I did it right).

Got back in the gym today -- 15 minutes on the elliptical and upper body. It would be easier if the pollen wasn't getting me sniffly.

Yard work is coming along slowly. We've got good plans to get the yard cleaned up but the weather and V/V isn't cooperating right now. Hopefully I'll get the grass cut one night this week. Just never enough time is there?

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Friday, March 18, 2011

Full weekend

Victor/Victoria opens tonight at Workshop Theatre! We'll be going to opening night. We saw the last dress rehearsal on Wednesday, and worked the house last night for the preview audience. It's a fun show and we're looking forward to it.

There's a roller derby bout on Saturday -- it'll be a good one, and some healthy competition for the QuadSquad (although I'm sure they'll win).

Sunday will be a good bit of yard work. We've got to try to keep those neighbor's weeds from visiting us. Always fun. The botanical garden plant sale is coming soon so that'll give us something to get excited about. We kind of let the yard go a bit last year so this year we're going to wrangle it and get it looking right again.

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Closing in on a goal

I managed to sneak in to the gym on Tuesday. My evening workshop was canceled so I was able to get out of the office early. David was coming over for dinner and Jeni was cooking so I slipped over for a quick run. I did 1.25 miles in just under 17 minutes. I tried to keep a 6 mph pace as long as I could, but it's much easier on the elliptical.

I weigh in daily on the Wii Fit. I know you're really not supposed to weigh in every day, but I like to keep up with the Wii Fit and having the routine is good for me. My weight peaked over the holidays and the new year at 209. I'm now 1.5 pounds from reaching my Stage 1 weight-loss goal of being back under 200. I've never had to really watch my weight until recently, so this is a good thing for me. I want to get it under control sooner than later.

More later...


Saturday, March 12, 2011

Gym update

I made it to the gym the last two days -- 1.57 on the elliptical yesterday in about 20 minutes, then 2 today in 25. I need to see if I can do that pace on the treadmill. Yesterday I also did upper body and shot some baskets (9 of 10 from the free throw line).

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Saturday, March 05, 2011

Saturday at the gym

Made it to the gym today -- one mile on the elliptical in 13 minutes, then 17 floors on the stair climber in five minutes (but honestly the last two minutes were tough).


Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Quick elliptical trip

I made it to the gym briefly tonight -- finally made it back. It's still there! Sure, it had only been a week, but it felt longer than that. I did 20 minutes on the elliptical for 1.5 miles. Not too bad.


What happened to the gym last week?

All efforts to get to the gym last week were a wash. The whole week derailed, with the newsletter and two grants for the theatre due, and then on Sunday we woke to Jasper having had an abscess rupture. So we were off to the emergency vet at 6:15 a.m. He's doing OK, although he's not too happy about being sequestered in the bathroom. But he's getting to stay in our room with us at night. The drainage has really decreased, but he's still not ready to be loose in the house yet.

The pan is to get to the gym tonight ... here's hoping!

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