Do you like that title? I thought of it while I was at work today. I wanted to run, since I had taken two days off, and I need to work on my lines for Steel Magnolias (remember, that play I’m in at Ilion Little Theatre?). Steven would be home and was willing to run them with me. I decided to do both chores at once by running in place on the mini-tramp.
As I drove home, I regretted my plan, because it was unseasonably warm and the sidewalks looked not too bad. However, I have lines to work on and a husband to spend time with. I put on indoor running clothes and cleared off the tramp (it is such a handy place to put things!). I set a bottle of water on the coffee table and got going.
As often happens when running on the mini-tramp, I felt I was moving faster than I do outside. I really don’t enjoy the up/down motion of running in place as much as the low shuffle of running down the street. I also like the changing scenery better than the television. However, I was not supposed to be looking at the television; I was supposed to be thinking about my lines.
And I didn’t do too badly. Some of the lines I had forgotten but remembered when Steven gave me the cue. Some of the longer lines I did not know word for word. But I feel pretty confident to go to rehearsal and not have my book in my hand. For Act I Scene 1, at least. Imagine my chagrin when I chatted with a fellow cast member via Facebook and found out we are doing Act II Scene 2. Oh well, I have all day at work tomorrow to study that one some more.
As for my run, I ran in place for 28 minutes, six minutes more than I ran on Sunday. Woohoo! I only walked a three minute cool-down, because walking around the house just not as good as walking around the block. I felt pretty pleased with myself for getting some exercise, and for giving myself something to write a blog post about, complete with headline. Was it a great blog post? Perhaps not, but I can’t worry about that now. At least it wasn’t Wuss-out Wednesday. Hope to see you all on Non-Sequitur Thursday.