Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Zombie Apocolypse Training Week 4 Check In

 Alright I said it. I'm not really training to run a 5k. I have no intention of running any races. I'm not really doing it for my health either. Unless by "health" you mean out running a horde of brain crazed zombies so I don't get eaten.  Remember you don't have to outrun the zombie just the other guy.
  This week it still feels like my running intervals a very short and painfully long at the same time. I'm running from 3 to 5 times longer than when I started but that's still  precious few minutes. It is also very humbling that the other day a friend told me her running times and she runs a mile in about 1/3 of the time I do.  
 Ok so maybe I can't outrun the other guy yet, I might have to leg him first.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

It was hard to motivate myself out of bed to run this morning. Its raining today, and the soothing sound of the rain coupled with the thought of running in the cold and wet made it hard to want to get out of bed. But I did and after a short while found myself enjoying the run. It was fun thinking that I joined the ranks of crazy runners who I used to look at from my car on rainy days and think "Now that's dedication."

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Ye Gods! My last post here was in march? Well some things don't change. I was terrible at writing letters back in the day and I'm bad at writing blog posts now. 
    Despite what it may look like I did finish the 21 day cleanse. And have made several changes to my diet for the better in the aftermath. my latest health phase is running. I started this week and am following a 5k training program. I'm not planning on running any 5k's just trying something new.
A First happened this morning. I got up and went for a run, and returned home before my alarm went off.  Neat!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

21 Day Cleanse Day 3

A lot of my food choices are habitual. I went in to Whole Foods today and as I walked in the door I thought about getting a slice pizza. I wasn't particularly craving pizza, it's just something I associate with stopping at that particular store. I would frequently stop there between gigs and grab a slice of pizza on the run. I'm still dealing with drowsiness from not drinking coffee. Acting is more difficult in this state. Things that are normally second nature I have to deliberately think about and think ahead of to perform. Otherwise I could drift off and miss a cue.

21 Day Cleanse Day 2

Today I noticed a lot fewer impulses to reach for food or coffee. Though I am feeling the lack of caffeine. Not in a painful withdrawal, I'm much more drowsy in the mornings. Even after I get to a show location I easily fall back asleep, if I have a spare moment backstage or in my car. I've also needed to take naps the in the afternoon the past couple days.

Monday, February 27, 2012

21 Day Cleanse Day 1

I'm doing a 21 day cleanse in the hopes of helping my body recover from my poor food choices during ,y last show. I'm going to try to keep a record of anything I notice as a result of controlling my diet to this level.

Today I saw how many of my food rituals/choices I make without thinking. they're knee jerk reactions. I was driving to a performance at 7:00 this morning. I almost pulled in to a Dunkin Doughnuts three times. Each time as soon as I saw the sign I hit the turn indicator and began to maneuver in to the parking lot, until I caught myself and reminded myself that I don;t want coffee. Even though I was feeling uncomfortably full from breakfast, I was automatically going for more.

Backstage at the performance I saw an open tin of mints and again before I realized I was reaching for one. And again i had to stop myself before I popped one in my mouth. I little while ago I had fooled myself in to thinking I was more conscious and mindful about my food. The first 3 hours on this cleanse showed me otherwise.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

I'm bringing this blog back to life... I hope

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year

Spent a wonderful New Years eve at a party with friends. Lots of food, and great conversation and some creative moments. I Promised myself several things for 2012 among them that I will sing more so I started by singing along with the radio this morning.