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TCM W9:D7

Long 15

Target: 11:05 min/mile
Actual: 11:02 min/mile

This. Was. Awesome. And I didn’t expect it to be. When I left the house, I gave myself a little pep talk. “Just take it one mile at a time. And have fun. Okay? Okay.”

I ate a larabar beforehand, and fuelled with one pack of honey stingers and a few sport beans. I finished my camelbak about a half mile from home. I found shade when I needed it and I never got into a negative headspace. And those splits! I just was consistent as can be today. So happy to have pieced together a great long run! I actually haven’t run further than a half marathon since the marathon last fall.

I also tried out Spotify’s running feature again. Well, it was good for the first hour. And then it replayed the same songs in the exact same order. Cool. So what I’ve learned: this feature is not for distance running!

Now I’m taking a well deserved nap and eating everything in sight! Much hunger. Very food. Wow.

So happy that it’s Terry Fox Day in Manitoba tomorrow! No work for me!

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Detroit W7D7 - LONG 10

Target pace: 10:29
Actual pace: 10:05

This was my first double digit run since Bayshore, so I was a little nervous…clearly I didn’t need to be! I killed this run!

I got started a little later than I wanted just because I was being lazy. Luckily it wasn’t too hot today, just really sunny. But I took water with me and refilled at drinking fountains along the way so that helped a lot!

I just felt good and strong this whole run! I kept seeing my splits and thinking I was running too fast and I needed to slow down or I would crash, but that never happened! I ran along the trail by my apparent which has some decent hills I was worried about, but I powered up them all with no issues. I was a sweaty mess when I got back, but I felt so good when I finished.

Feeling very strong after this run. This Definitely makes me feel like I’m back in the running training groove. Happy to be back :)

I hope you all had good weekends!! :)

Weekend Runs

This weekend I had 6 miles to run on Saturday and 10 on Sunday.  The Overton Park 5 Miler was also on Saturday, so I decided to make the most of the morning and head over to the park to watch it even though I wasn’t racing. Eric was volunteering, so I brought Little Iz with me for company.  She loves the park and I figured she’d be content.  Wrong!  I don’t know what got into her, but she was barking, barking, and yanking on her leash.  We watched the runners through the first mile marker and then I decided it was time for Izzy to lose her park privileges for the day and go home.  I loaded her into the car, dropped her at the house, gathered my running gear, and ran back to the park to run my 6 miles.

Don’t let this sweet face fool you!  Wild weim!

As I was trotting along the trail, I noticed a pack of women ahead.  It was the tail end of the 5 miler racers!  I decided to make the most of it and followed the race course up to the finish area which was about half way through my run.  It made for a great place to stop and and say hi to friends and hang out for a few minutes.

Jess got a picture of me semi-banditing the race.

After I left the race area, I ran north through Hein Park and Rhodes before heading home for a total of 6.62 miles at a comfortable 9:05 pace.  I really enjoyed everything about this run.  Also, on my way home I passed a house that was setting up some kind of party in their front lawn.  (It was still before noon.)  One of the ladies who was setting things up offered me a shot of Wild Turkey!  I declined of course, but the whole thing made me smile.

Yesterday I didn’t set out for my 10 miler until about 5:30.  I plotted a loop that would keep me mostly in the shade (through the park, down North Parkway to downtown, through downtown, and then East back to midtown).  The first part of this run went pretty well.  It was well into the 90′s, but for the most part my pace was good and I felt okay.  

When I reached downtown, I snuck into the convention center (the door was unlocked, whatever City of Memphis) to top off my water bottle and grab a few minutes of shade and semi air-conditioning before heading back down Main Street.

I ran through the fountains behind City Hall to cool off.  So far this hot summer run was going pretty well and my strategy to seek shade was working.  I reached Union and came to a halt.  The street was closed for a movie set.  I stopped for a few minutes to sip on my water and watch the extras in 50′s style clothes mill around the street.

I decided to detour to Beale Street and happily ran past tourists and through the water misters outside of bars.  6.5 miles in I reached the FedEx Forum and my Garmin died (wah wah).  By this point, I was on MLK though and this is where my plan fell apart.  There is NO shade on MLK.  Not even a little.

I slowed my pace and walked when I felt too hot.  My legs were fine and I wasn’t that tired, but it wasn’t worth getting overheated in the middle of nowhere (MLK is a pretty desolate stretch). Once I made it back to the shaded tree-lined streets of Midtown, I was able to pick up my pace some and finish out the rest of the run.

I’m glad I was able to get both of my weekend runs done even with the heat, but I am thankful that our morning temperature forecast finally looks better this week (temps in the mid-70′s hallelujah!).  

Other weekend shenanigans included some farmers market shopping, a visit to the local brewery, babysitting, going to a concert at the Shell, and doing some bridesmaid shopping, which was by far one of the most frustrating things I’ve ever had endure.  Everything about the bridesmaid dress tradition seems so antiquated and ridiculous.  I won’t lie, I’ve never worn a bridesmaid dress I didn’t utterly hate.  I really don’t want to put my friends in the same position, but there really aren’t a lot of good options, so the search continues!

mortemer that i worked forever on!

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do yourself a favor and watch this

水底遊歩道 (Sea-Bottom Promenade) - Lyrics & English Translation

水底遊歩道 (Minasoko Yuuhodou) (Sea-Bottom Promenade)

Vocals: れをる (Reol) [mylist/32224898]
Lyrics:かめりあ (Camellia-P) [mylist/16888369]
Composer:かめりあ (Camellia-P) [mylist/16888369

✲ Please support Reol by purchasing her 1st solo album 極彩色 (Gokusaishiki)  [Amazon] [Official Site], which includes this track!

Translator: 抹茶カメ (Matchakame) 

✲ Please inform & credit me if you use the translation! If you find any mistakes, feel free to message me! 

Japanese Lyrics / Romaji / English Translation:

降り注ぐ日差しは

Furisosogu hizashi wa

The downpouring sunlight

揺らめいた景色に

Yurameita keshiki ni

In a swaying landscape

La la ha ha ha La la ha ha ha
La la ha ha ha Hah Hah

La la ha ha ha La la ha ha ha
La la ha ha ha Hah 

幾度も囁く細波 足を濡らす
水面に隠れた道 湖を下る

Ikudo mo sasayaku sazanami ashi wo nurasu
Minamo ni kakureta michi mizuumi wo kudaru

The ripples whisper countless times, as I dip my feet into the water
Through the road hidden under the water’s surface, I descend into the lake

傷んだ言葉も 乾いた手紙も 静けさの中で 泳げるから

Itanda kotoba mo kawaita tegami mo shizukesa no naka de oyogeru kara

Both the pained words, and the dried-up letters, can swim away in the middle of this peace

降り注ぐ日差しは 揺蕩う水の色 映すように青く 染まって沈む
揺らめいた景色に ぽつりと伸びる道 音のない一歩に
空へと逃げていく気泡

Furisosogu hizashi wa tayutau mizu no iro utsusu you ni aoku somatte shizumu
Yurameita keshiki ni potsuri to nobiru michi oto no nai ippo ni
Sora e to nigiteiku kihou

The downpouring sunlight drowns & dyes me in blue, as if reflecting the color of drifting waters
In the swaying landscape, I continue alone on this path with a soundless step
Like a bubble escaping to the sky 

もっと深く もっと静かな場所へと
雨も 雲も 忘れられるように

Motto fukaku motto shizukana basho e to
Ame mo kumo mo wasurerareru you ni

Towards a deeper, quieter place
Where I’ll be able to forget both the rain and the clouds

千切れた月 白から灰 黒に変わり
差し込む光と踊る 魚群に混ざった

Chigireta tsuki shiro kara hai kuro ni kawari
Sashikomu hikaru to odoru gyogun ni mazatta

The broken moon fades from white to grey, and then black
As I dance in the light shining down, I am mixed into a school of fish

液晶が夜を劈いて響く 薄明かりでまた 目を覚ます
濡れた言葉を 滲んだ手紙を 穏やかに揺れる 波の中で溶かすから

Ekishou ga yoru wo tsunzaite hibiku usuakari de mata me wo samasu
Nureta kotoba wo nijinda tegami wo odayaka ni yureru nami no naka de tokasu kara

The liquid crystals resound as they tear the night apart, and I awaken again under a dim light 
As the wet words and the blurred letters gently sway, they will melt inside the waves someday

水底の遊歩道 歩む一本道 行き止まりの部屋に 点った明かり
朝を急かす事も 夢に呻く事も 全て水に浮かべ きっと忘れて

Minasoko no yuuhodou ayumu ipponmichi ikidomari no heya ni tomatta akari
Asa wo sekasu koto mo yume ni umeku koto mo subete mizu ni ukabe kitto wasurete

On my promenade at the sea bottom, I walk on an unforked path, and upon reaching the dead-ended room, a lamp remains lit
Both the rushed mornings, and the groans in my dreams, will all float above the water, and surely be forgotten

降り注ぐ日差しは 揺蕩う水の色 映すように青く 染まって沈む
揺らめいた景色に ぽつりと伸びる道 音のない一歩に
空へと逃げていく気泡

Furisosogu hizashi wa tayutau mizu no iro utsusu you ni aoku somatte shizumu 
Yurameita keshiki ni potsuri to nobiru michi oto no nai ippo ni
Sora e to nigeteyuku kihou

The downpouring sunlight drowns & dyes me in blue, as if reflecting the color of drifting waters
In the swaying landscape, I continue on this path alone with a soundless step
Like a bubble escaping to the sky

もっと深く もっと静かな場所へと
雨も 雲も 忘れられるように

Motto fukaku motto shizukana basho e to
Ame mo kumo mo wasurerareru you ni

Towards a deeper, quieter place
Where I’ll be able to forget both the rain and the clouds

La la ha ha ha La la ha ha ha
La la ha ha ha Hah Hah 

La la ha ha ha La la ha ha ha
La la ha ha ha Hah 

降り注ぐ日差しは

Furisosogu hizashi wa

The downpouring sunlight

揺らめいた景色に

Yurameita keshiki ni

In a swaying landscape

♪   ♪   ♪   ♪   ♪   ♪   ♪   ♪   ♪   ♪ 

Thank you for reading!

This time, I tried translating the fourth track to Reol’s new album, composed by one of my favorite producers Camellia-P! Featuring a sea theme, this song maintains a beautifully surreal atmosphere while incorporating EDM beats, & captured my attention the moment it was partially released in the crossfade (❁´▽`❁)*✲゚* Hopefully, you’ll be able to appreciate the song as much as I did!

Chicago Week 9

Week 8 was a noticeable improvement from Week 7, and I want to keep continuing that trend.

Monday:  5 miles easy

Tuesday:  5x1k (4:12 each) back to dreaded kilometer measurements

Wednesday:  Rest day

Thursday:  Spin + 8 mile tempo

Friday:  6 miles

Saturday:  5 miles

Sunday:  15 miles (WTF Hansons Training? My long run last week was only 10 miles…looks like I’m not sleeping in on Sunday.)

anonymous asked:

What do you think of the Alder method/technique?

Do you mean the Adler technique? I do like Adler, because she recognizes the dangers of getting too close emotionally to a character.  She’s quoted saying,  “Drawing on the emotions I experienced—for example, when my mother died—to create a role is sick and schizophrenic. If that is acting, I don’t want to do it.”  She’s a Strasberg/Stanislavsky mix, so she believes in actions and imagination in tandem, which I think is great.  But again, she differs from Strasberg, because she doesn’t believe that you should seek out too much of an emotional connection to your character or using experiences that are too painful for you to recall.

I ran my mile (Day 250!) this morning before Phil & I went out today! We went shopping in North Conway & had lunch at Flatbread Company. It was SO good! We had a neat view of the ovens! And boy was that pizza good!! =)
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Fun Run Cycle W2 D6,7 Today was a Long 10 where I couldn’t sustain the desired intensity. Still a worthy effort, sub 9 minute pace at 146 bpm which is the bottom of my Long run range. Blaming yesterday afternoon’s lactate testing which left me with half a day to recover instead of my usual full day. Waiting for my test graph and results which I will post. But for now, results were better than I hoped. Consistent running at varied paces = fitness gains. Finally, loving all those miles that everyone is posting today. Makes me feel like I am part of a community of great runners.

anonymous asked:

Hi! My drama teacher often tells us that, to act sadness for example, we HAVE to think of a sad memory otherwise it looks fake. Is that considered method acting?

….No.  Nope.  Nope, that is just…No.  We do not play emotions, we play actions.  We do not act emotions.  AHHHHH!  nO.  Bad acting looks like people trying to play sad, play angry, play sexy.  NO.  

(This frustration is not aimed at you, anon.  It’s just…  AHHHHH!  Bad information.  And it’s what most high schoolers are taught.  Because it’s easier than teaching actions and Stanislavsky method.)

Method acting is essentially stepping into the role of the character fully.  You eat breakfast as the character, you go out and build a log cabin because you’re playing Lincoln (I’m looking at you DDL), you ask to be called your character’s name on set or backstage, you fully incorporate who you are with the character.

FIT OF PIQUE: BRISTOL PUNK AND POST PUNK

Before “the Bristol sound” there were a ton of punk and post-punk bands in Bristol. Here are some of my favorite bands and tracks- you can read more about them all here.

the fans - giving me that look in your eye

art objects - hard objects

the pop group - she is beyond good and evil

shoes for industry - fear of wages

glaxo babies - who killed Bruce Lee

fishfood - modern dance craze

the numbers - alternative suicide

electric guitars - continental shelf

pete brandt’s method - positive thinking

the cortinas - television families

essential bop - tin and plastic

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