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  1. End of Week 3 Handstands: Somehow forgot about these, but it was also a really busy week and I didn't make enough time for dancing and running, which is when I'm supposed to be working on this. Running: I ran a total of 2.5 miles this week. It was supposed to be more but a combo of a family emergency and a friend's boozy birthday party did not make for good mileage at the end of the week. Dancing: See above. Writing: Just finished my story at 2600 words. Now to edit!
  2. Week 2 Day 5 Handstands: Did some more shoulder and wrist mobility again on Wednesday. Running: Did 2 miles Tuesday and 2.5 miles last night. Tomorrow's supposed to be my long run but I have a show. Still going to try to go on Sunday to finish out the week, though. Dancing: Somehow have had little time for dancing this week--just a lot going on right now while I'm trying to finish some freelance work. I did 10 minutes of fan veil and than a 12-minute combo drill. Probably not going to finish this as I still haven't been able to rehearse for my show tomorrow. Writing: Haven't been able to do anything since Tuesday. Still got my twice daily pushups, though.
  3. Congrats on hitting your first goal!
  4. It is much easier when you pick a schedule to do workouts! I just ran into that same thing myself. How did your first week go?
  5. Week 2, Day 2 Handstands: Shoulder and wrist mobility. Added a new stretch for the video and worked on my hollow body. Dancing: I am still incredibly sore from modern yesterday (controlled falls and then getting back up again plus jumps makes my body ache when I'm used to just core work) so I did a half hour of shoulder and arm stretches and drills, then watched the beginning of my new fan veil DVD while I rolled my back over a lacrosse ball and the foam roller--I swear by both of these after pulling a muscle in my back. Running: Tomorrow. Writing: I'll see if I can get 150 words on my anthology piece. Bonus: My boyfriend and I are challenging each other to do pushups upon waking up and before going to bed. This week we're doing 15, twice a day. Next week, we're bumping it up to 20.
  6. I like your first goal! How did your first week go? Congrats on running a marathon, btw! How long have you been running? I ran for a bit two years ago and hurt both my feet and kind of tapered off too, and just picked it up about three months ago.
  7. Hello! Looks like some interesting goals. Running a 5K with armor? Wow! Will you be doing it for something specific?
  8. End of Week 1! I kept meaning to update this and forget at the last minute. Going to try harder on that one this week. Handstands: Worked on wrist mobility and shoulder mobility, but twice a week isn't enough. I'm going to tack this on to the end of my running stretches and my dance practices. Then I'll get at least 6 times a week. Dancing: Did my hour of drilling. Did not spend time on making up new combos as my friend and I spent an hour and a half tweaking a routine we have to perform next weekend. I did go back to Modern Dance yesterday, though, and boy am I sore today! Running: Sigh. Took a week off. Going to start following the half-marathon training program, though, as I have signed up for the Temecula half-marathon in October! Writing: Began writing my historical story and got about 500 words in, but it feels forced. I did start writing another short, though, and I'm going to play with an older one and see if I can tweak that for the anthology now that I have some better ideas for one. Handstands: C. Dancing: B-; Running: D-; Writing: B+
  9. I used to read everything I could get my hands on and now I'm really picky. I just picked up Game of Thrones and am trying to catch up with the show, but I normally don't like fantasy. Literary is great, though--reminds me of AP English class. And I'm a fan of the odd dystopian novel. I just saw that you are an August birthday! I turn 29 in August and also want to reach 30 in peak condition.
  10. Wow, a 29-minute 5K! I just ran one on Saturday and was happy I got it under 41 minutes. 30 minutes is amazing! And editing is the worst--I have 5 Nano novels on my hard drive and I can't bring myself to start editing them. My belly dance teacher has an agent and took a month to edit her novel after her editor went through it...I think she spend half her time editing it!
  11. Your novel sounds really interesting! Good luck with your goals, and I like your tracking system!
  12. Thanks, guys! I'm going to interview my grandmother, who use to work in the walnut groves around here, and maybe do ashort historical romance--two genres I've never attempted! Day 1: Handstands: I watched the first section of the handstand course, and I'm going to work on my shoulder and hands after posting this. I have terrible mobility in both and those are the best places to start for handstands. Another trick they mentioned was perfecting the hollow body--however, I already did a hollow body exercise during.... Dancing: I pulled a 56 minute drill video from Datura, plus a 5 minute shimmy drill on my own. As usual, Rachel Brice and her Datura teachers kicked my butt. But I also surprised myself with my balance (my boyfriend now wants to put me on a slackline) and the fact that I almost got a 3/4 shimmy on the down. Some of my flexibility was impressive, and some of it made me sad (see above re: hands and shoulders). Running: So I ran my first 5K on Saturday and it went very well, and then I took the stage in the evening and danced for 12 minutes and my feet hated me all day Sunday. But the friend I ran the 5K with sort of volunteered me for a half-marathon in October. So instead of working on increasing my speed, I'm going to work on increasing my mileage by 10% each week. In other words, this week, I'm going to increase my mileage by .31 miles. Starting tomorrow. Writing: I've chosen my plot. Now I need to interview Grandma.
  13. I forgot to update my sig! It's an anthology for local OC CA writers. Pretty exciting to be amongst the elites, actually!
  14. Not sure yet...it's supposed to be about the local area so I'm thinking of going historical. I have, however, changed ideas about 4 times since agreeing to be in the anthology.
  15. Hello, fellow writer! What is your book about?
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