June 2017 Wrap Up

Still loving it, though I didn’t get to class anywhere near as much as I would have liked this month. I’m having a tough time just making the commitment to go. I ALWAYS feel better after class and I’m always glad I went, but sometimes it’s just hard to get myself out the door to go.

My box recently transferred ownership, and it’s been interesting. The class formats have DEFINITELY changed, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, it’s just different. And maybe a tiny bit harder than it used to be. But the new owners are people who’ve been members at the box for years, so at least they’re people I know and feel comfortable with.

Not much running around here this month. I got out four times for a total of 17 miles, which isn’t terrible, but I’d really hoped to get back into a regular running routine and hit at least 30 miles total.

The real struggle right now is where we live. It’s a super hilly area on a busy street, so running at home can be challenging. My weekday evenings are full with CrossFit and/or rehearsal, so my best option is running on my lunch break. But if it’s super hot or rainy, I don’t run. I’m hoping that July will be a bit better, but I’m about to get super busy with Dogfight, so we’ll see.

Still no yoga, boo. It’s too hot, and I’m just too dang busy.

Unfortunately, things haven’t been going super well with Dogfight. From the get-go, it’s been slow going, with a lot of cancelled or abbreviated rehearsals due to scheduling SNAFUs. And then just last weekend, the director had emergency hernia surgery and had to cancel more rehearsals. We’ve got less than 10 rehearsals left before we open and I am NERVOUS. I know all I can do is show up and do my best, but I just hate being involved in something where not everyone is giving their all. We also haven’t had any costume fittings (or even gotten our measurements taken?), and I JUST got a working guitar to practice the parts I have to play and sing onstage.

Not every experience can be sunshine and rainbows, but this rehearsal process has showed me how spoiled I am after working with Lyric Theatre so much lately. They’ve got a much larger budget and are so much better organized than other community theatre organizations that everyone else just doesn’t stack up. It’s also making me realize that it just may not be worth my time and effort to work with Stowe Theatre Guild again, which is unfortunate, as they’re one of the few community theatre organizations that does summer shows.

Anyway, there’s still time, and who knows what might happen between now and July 19. I’m trying to keep a positive attitude.

My trip to San Francisco was definitely the highlight of the month. Three days just wasn’t long enough, but we packed at least a week’s worth of activities in, and I had a total blast. I can’t wait to go back.

Ben left for leg number one of his crazy summer travel schedule. I’ve only talked to him once since he left on Saturday, and won’t see him for more than a couple of days at a time until mid-August. I miss him!

June Goals
As a refresher, my goals for June were:

  • Run at least once a week (5 times total)–nope
  • Go to CF at least twice a week (8 times total)–nope
  • Take the Honda to the dealership to deal with the airbag recall–nope

Whomp whomp. Not a great month goal-wise, but that’s ok. I refuse to let not hitting these be something I’m ashamed of or worried about. They’re there to help me, not to make me feel bad.

July Goals

  • Stick to “no booze Monday-Thursday” rule (you can expect a post on this soon)
  • Go to CF at least twice a week

I’m keeping it simple this month. Dogfight rehearsals are ramping up, and the show opens on the 19th, so I don’t expect to have a lot of free time between now and when the show closes August 5th. I’m just trying to stay relatively healthy and active.

10 thoughts on “June 2017 Wrap Up

  1. txa1265 says:

    Sad to hear about Dogfight … 😦 I remember for my kids high school theater company there was a change in the teacher who headed it up, and went from one of the best productions I have ever seen at that age group, to one that was inefficient, disrespectful, nepotistic … and frankly mediocre as a result. It made for a sad conclusion to what started wonderfully – especially for younger son who outright quit after the fall production due to the way people were being treated (he had a good role … because he was a favorite of the teacher in charge – but hated it more and more each day).

    Will be interesting to read about the cut-back on booze thing … we had found ourselves falling into the easy ‘glass of wine after work’ thing and have been more mindful of it, don’t like it becoming a habit.

    So glad you got in that great trip to SanFran! I really want to get Lisa out there at some point … to be frank this is a rough transitional period where both us and the kids are ready for the ‘next chapter’ but still tethered together for a few more years …

    Sad you won’t get much time with Ben over the summer 😦 Interestingly – for nearly 30 years now there have only been ~2-3 times when Lisa and I went >1 week apart – all of which were when I lived in the Boston area and she was in grad school Albany 🙂

  2. veryrach says:

    I love that you’re staying positive with your goals even if you’re not fully making them! &&& with your show. That does sound rough and frustrating. I always root for the hometown/ small biz, so even if it doesn’t go perfectly, maybe the next time will be better. But it is important to value your time for sure! Good luck with your guitar parts! I also highly enjoyed your pics from SF. Looked like funnnn 🙂

  3. SuzLyfe says:

    Keeping up hope that Dogfight will be less of a dogfight soon. That sucks that you are having to deal with that stress. I can’t imagine how frustrated you must be! Not necessarily with people (like, hello, hernia) but with the situation. Hoping it turns around ASAP!

    • Rae says:

      Thanks, lady. We had a pretty good “let’s hash this shit out and get it together” rehearsal last night, so things are looking up!

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