Friday Free-For-All – 06/16/17

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I was not cast in the professional show I auditioned for last weekend. Honestly, it’s just fine with me. I knew going in that it was a long shot, as I’m technically too young or too old for any of the roles. It was more about taking a good opportunity to be seen by a company I’d always wanted to work with than actually thinking I might get in. And having worked on two shows in a row through the spring and summer, I know I’ll be glad for the break from rehearsals. And maybe, just maybe, they’ll keep me in mind for future shows.

This cold really derailed my week. I missed two scheduled runs and two CF classes, not to mention a day at work. Blergh. It’s looking more and more like I made the right choice in deciding not to register for the Stowe 8-Miler too far in advance. At this point, it seems unlikely I will be running it.

I’m currently obsessed with the TV show Once Upon a Time. I know I’m really late to the party on this one, but I LOVE it. After I finished watching Buffy, I needed a new guilty-pleasure binge watch, and Once Upon a Time fits the bill perfectly. I will be the first to admit it’s not perfect (inconsistent timelines and plot holes abound), but one thing is bugging the crap out of me: no matter where they are or what’s going on (war, destruction, camping in the jungles of Neverland for five days), Mary Margaret and Emma ALWAYS have perfect winged eyeliner. I’m sorry, I call BULLSHIT on that. Not possible. But I will continue to watch anyway. Because FAIRYTALES!

Someone recently found my blog with the search term “hangry,” and it couldn’t tickle me more. I’m always happy to know I’m not the only one who suffers from the debilitating effects of this horrific condition. Maybe we should start a support group…

What TV show are you currently loving?

Getting it Done

Last night I made it all the way to the gym only to discover that I’d forgotten my running shoes.  I yelled a few choice curses and got back in the car to head home.  On the way, I had an epic back and forth between Lazy Rachel and Motivated Rachel.  It went something like this:

Lazy Rachel:  See?  This is a sign.  Just give this whole thing up and go home.

Motivated Rachel:  No!  This is a test!  You’ve just got to go home, get your shoes, and go back and get on that treadmill!

LR:  Seriously?  Drive all the way home across town and all the way back?  Are you nuts?

MR:  You can do this!  You have to!

LR:  F%$#!  This is so stupid!  I don’t wanna!  I’m hungry!  I’m tired!  Let’s just stay home and go another day.

MR:  Don’t be a lazy a$$!!  You HAVE TO DO THIS!  Don’t be lame and give up your first week of training!

And so on.  At any rate, I’m pleased to report that Motivated Rachel won, and I went back to the gym and ran a slow, but steady and free, three miles.  It actually felt wonderful.  I haven’t been running with any regularity for months, so to be able to bust out 3 miles like that felt so good!  I am so proud of myself for going back even though I REALLY didn’t want to.

For those of you who know me, you know that I get “hangry” or “hungry angry.”  Just ask my poor, sweet boyfriend, who usually bears the brunt of my “h-anger.”

Me all the time

So the fact that I got back to the gym with my shoes around the time I was planning to leave, and was consequently REALLY hungry the whole time I was at the gym but still managed to do my run, is a complete miracle.

How do you stay motivated on a tough day?