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After the Marathon

After I completed the Las Vegas Marathon in December I wondered what other challenges I could take on. Unlike other runners who immediately contemplate their next race or make plans to improve their time for their next marathon, the marathon was like something I checked off my bucket list.  I set my sights on other activities like writing and surfing and meditating. 

I'd always admired surfers ability to ride a wave. I don't even care if I'm bad at it, I just want to try to ride a board and if I'm able to stand and ride a wave then all the better. 

I started sitting in my car writing during my lunch breaks and I sent work out. Got rejected. And one of my monologues might get into production. I continue to journal daily, mostly for the sake of my memory and it helps keep me organize my thoughts. I used to use it more often to vent, though now I use it to plan and ask myself insightful questions. Its sort of like a workbook for me. 

I've learned the value of meditating and enjoy doing so everyday. Life is a balance act. I played soccer and I ran with all my heart as a defender and realized how out of shape I've been since I stopped running so I've started cycling and doing the hula hoop again. I signed up for a local mud run. It will keep me motivated to train.

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This is also from an older draft post. I've since been part of a show, an extraordinary experience I still have to blog about but I'd thought I'd still post these earlier thoughts.

I love writing so just having a story out their in print or online and getting commented on I thought was enough but as I was recently told by an actor, when your story is told on stage its a completely different experience because of the interaction between the actors and the audience.

In this play I definitely felt the chemistry. Now and days and even back in the old days it was so hard to make a motion picture. To tell one of our stories would cost thousands of dollars and an experienced Hollywood budget and staff. At CASA 0101 what you need is an idea and some ganas to make your story into a play. And best of all its a community event with a very grass roots feel.