Ever heard of the saying, "singing for your supper?" Yep, that's what I did this weekend. In order to add a little more diversity to this blog thing, I thought I'd inundate you with flute playing pictures for this post. So don't say you weren't warned =)
I toot the flute.
The fun started bright and early on Saturday morning for Gig #1 with a children's choir. Then it was off to rehearse for Gig #3 for an hour. Then there was the dress rehearsal for Gig #2, a church cantata, that evening.
Fact: it is impossible to look flattering in a period-specific fife uniform.
I came home exhausted, fell into bed and didn't move for a solid 8 hours. On Sunday morning I got in a nice 3 mile run and some weight lifting in before church. After two days off, it felt good to be back =)
Me playing for a famous dude. In front of my peers.
Shortly after church, it was off to play Gig #2 (the cantata), which went splendidly. After that was all said and done, I had about 15 minutes to get to a flute recital (Gig #3) across town (which I was both playing in and had a student playing in).
Speaking of recitals, here's me playing one.
Too bad I hadn't learned how distracting high stands were.I made it back home for an 8:00 dinner before passing out on the couch. Whew! Holidays are busy times!
I'm happy to report that this morning I got out for some speedwork- 8 quarter mile repeats at a 5k pace. Since my "5k pace" is forever changing, I decided to go for sub-8 minute repeats. For my last one, I decided to just go for it and see how fast I could do it.
And guess what? I smoked it with my fastest time yet- 6:39/mile! I know it's only a quarter mile, but I'm hopeful that it's indicative of my ever-improving speed (and you know, that sub-2 hour half I constantly ramble on about). And seeing as how the last time I worked on speed my 400's averaged 8:20 and my 800's were 8:45, I'm pretty optimistic =)
On tomorrow's agenda: 6 hilly miles and some NROLFW (I'm almost done with Stage 3!)
Answer my questions, please:
How was your weekend? Get all your shopping done?
Do you play an instrument?
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