scenic runs

When you’re in DC for the weekend and want to avoid most touristy spots but still want a quick tour of the monuments, you make your Sunday morning long run extra scenic.

Legs felt so much better after giving them a break for the last few days. I definitely took the cutback part of cutback week a little too literally. Bring on the next two weekends of racing.

anonymous asked:

Do you have any pro tips for stage managing a large musical without an asm? I'm about to go into a show without one and my heads imploding just thinking about it

My condolences. I’ve been there for the better portion of five years.

Try to get as much blocking as you can; honestly, without an ASM in that setting, accurate blocking sometimes gets traded off for accurate costume, scenic, sound, and light notes - do your best. Get very general with your choreography notes, ex: list people in groups with exits and entrances, but don’t take down actual dance moves - that’s the choreographer’s job. If they insist that you do write down all the choreography, stick to your guns and have the choreographer choose a dance captain from the cast. Enlist the cast to help with scene transitions in rehearsals; assign it to them if you have to, acknowledging that you need the help. Hey, they want someone on-book when they get off-book, right? When you do line notes, try to do them like this.

If you haven’t done it before or considered it, get your sound and light cues at least the day before tech starts and put them into your book early; those, with scenic moves, will get you ahead of the game. Get with your director and insist on a scenic tech for at least the first half of first tech; this means you, the director, and the crew only run scenic transitions (do NOT have the cast at this). Have them run them as much as possible.

Make sure you communicate extremely well with your deck chief (or whoever your SR person is) and give them as much paperwork as possible without overkilling it. A WWW (Who, What, Where) form is a good tool in this situation; create the form and send it to designers electronically, that way they can print it as-is or take out only their needed information. Speaking of paperwork, don’t waste your time on overdoing it with several types of paperwork; trim what you know you can live without.

Most importantly, take care of yourself.

Not a complete list, but if you do these things you should be more than okay.



My area got destroyed by hail yesterday!

It was like oh nice scenic trail run, yay.
Then I saw these crazy green clouds shooting lightening out like a Ghostbusters movie or something! And then I decided at that point to fly because I know I’m going to get stuck somewhere and I needed to find a roof. Ended up at a little outhouse on the golf course because I was so far out, lol. I made it back to the green belt so I could at least get out of the open.
Got back to my car and the car next to me had its windshield busted out! (Actually pretty much everyone we know had their windshields shattered by hail)
Driving to my last doggy walk after that I was going through like 6 inches of hail! Crazy weather. Kind of fun though, lol.

I’m also down to 132 pounds according to the 9News Health Fair so 👍
I’m a 32B bra now too. I’ve never been that small around and it’s weird. But good?

North Shore Scenic Railroad, Part One

This train, operated by the North Shore Scenic Railroad, is headed back to Duluth after a run up the North Shore. The equipment seen here is owned by the Lake Superior Railroad Museum, located in Duluth. The scenic railroad itself, the route here, was the former Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range between Duluth and Two Harbors. This particular segment of the railroad was the Duluth and Iron Range Rail Road prior to the formation of the DM&IR.

The lead unit, Soo Line 2500, is an FP7 that was an EMD demonstrator before going to the Wisconsin Central (a subsidiary of the Soo Line). This summer, this combination of museum and operating scenic railroad will be running trains with a steam engine, Duluth and Northeastern number 28, which will really raise interest in this wonderful operation.

Image by Richard Koenig; taken August 28th 2015.



Been on campus since this morning studying in the library, I finished physio, psych, and biochem notes, so now I’m working on anatomy for 2 lectures, and then I’ll head home to sleep.

Didn’t take my phone during my run, but it was uneventful except for the fact that my legs were sooo tight I pretty much walked the entire 2 miles that I did. This is really why I don’t take rest days in the training cycle, it just gives my legs an excuse to get lazy and tighten up. There were lots of hills on campus so I guess that was good, and I definitely broke a sweat, but it honestly didn’t feel like a true workout. I came back to campus gym for push-ups and squats, followed by a much-needed shower. I’ve had dinner and now I’m back in the library studying my little heart out.

Enjoy the study notes pictures, I didn’t feel happy enough to take a watch photo or scenic picture.

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Me vs Lian

What do you have in common?

  1. We’re both adopted (much different circumstances, though).
  2. We’re both pretty temperamental - you don’t want to be around us when we’re angry.
  3. We enjoy naps in the afternoon.
  4. We have an even mix of introversion and extroversion. 
  5. We use music as a form of escape.
  6. We tease and joke around relentlessly with those who are closest to us.

What do you have differently?

  1. I used to play the piano and recently started teaching myself how to play the ukulele; Lian can play the guitar and the violin. 
  2. Lian loves a long distance, scenic run. I’d rather stay inside and relax.
  3. Lian has a natural knack for cooking, I just learned how to this year, haha.
  4. Lian has familial issues and only truly cares for her younger sister. My family has its own small issues, but I absolutely love them.
  5. She has bright green eyes, I have dark brown eyes.
  6. Lian understands the difference between flirting and playful banter. As for me, I am completely dense. 

2.6 miles in, I wanted to quit, because this beauty of a trail is one of the hardest in the god forsaken valley. but… i did not quit. Do you see that top picture? Yeah, 5 miles of both steep and gradual climbs (some of which i had to do in a brisk walk, instead of a run) and 5 miles down. pure, glorious torture. 

10 miles today, 30 miles so far this week. and right now? man, food is fucking great and so is the high. 

The Signs and their Happy Place

Aries: On a hike or adventure
Taurus: Watching a movie with friends
Gemini: Hosting a party or dinner
Cancer: Cuddling on the couch
Leo: At a party with all of their friends
Virgo: Exploring a new city
Libra: On a romantic date with someone they love
Scorpio: Somewhere peaceful with a good book
Sagittarius: On a scenic run
Capricorn: Binge watching their favorite show
Aquarius: On stage, putting on a show
Pisces: With their family