Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Tuesday--another random post of random Sherisms

I've got more random garbage going around my head today that usual, so today seems like a good day for a random crap post. Even though it's not Friday.

I'm a rebel that way. See? I hate sticking to a schedule.

I've noticed that a lot of you have a lot of themed days in your blogging. Like Meme Monday, Ticked-off Tuesday, Wordless Wednesday, Thankful Thursday, Freaky Friday, Sleep-in Saturday, Spiritual Sunday.

Do you find that makes it easier to blog? Or Easier to think of things to talk about?

Honestly, the main reason that I don't do things like that is that I don't want to seem like a follower. Even though I am. I totally borrowed the Random Friday/Music post idea from Motherboard. I know a lot of you do that one. But, I can't seem to bring myself to do any other "regular" posts. I guess I just wanted to be different.


I had a pretty good run this morning. I know I've been whining and complaining about running for the past few months. I just can't seem to get out of this funky rut I'm in. You know how they say that accomplishing something (anything) is all mental. Well, it's so, so, SO true. A year ago, I was so excited to be running. I was LOVING it! I couldn't help myself. I'd go out, ready to take on the day, almost giddy about being out running. And I'd come home so happy.

Running still has a very positive effect on me. Once I'm out and doing it, I feel good. Ok, sometimes it's hard....like Saturday, when I did 13 miles, for the first time in a month. But, I did it. And it feels good to say I did it.

I think my problem is with motivation. Getting started. To narrow it down...it's getting up and out of bed in the morning. I don't know why I fight it so much. I ALWAYS feel better if I get up and run, instead of sleeping in. ALWAYS.

I think I just need to force myself out of bed and do it everyday. Maybe someday, I'll actually get used to getting up at 4:30 in the morning.


Hey, I just wanted to let you all know, especially those of you in Utah, that I'm singing with the Antiphonal choir for Lex De Azevedo's "Hosanna." It's a beautiful oratorio about Christ, the crucifixion and His resurrection. The music is absolutely amazing. It's been a very challenging and exciting experience for me to be part of it.

I'm telling you this, partly to brag, because I met Lex De Azevedo on Sunday, when he came to our rehearsal, and partly to tell you about the concerts. You should go. The music is just amazing. There are three soloists, including George Dyer, and Jenny Oaks Baker is featured on the violin. Of our course, me, among 100's of other people signing in the choir.

The concert is in Salt Lake at the 1st Presbyterian Church on April 10, and April 11.

Go check out the website, to listen to samples of the music, and buy tickets!
And now, my goal today is to get a few songs transcribed while the monkeys are at school. Gotta get to work!


Jan the crazy lady said...

Have fun with the choir. What an opportunity for you to share your talent in such a positive setting.

Glad you are finding running a high five for you. I wish you motivation everyday :)

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

Congrats on being in the concert...that's amazing!!!

I think that is just exercise in general. You find something that makes you feel better and happy...but if you have to crawl out of bed to do it...YEA, that's hard! :)

Lara said...

I just can't stick to schedules, period. I try, but it never really works out for me. I do try to post my favorite photo of the week each Sunday, but I haven't done it for a month. :)

I want to sing in that choir with you! How amazing!

2busy said...

Congrats on the concert! That is very exciting.

On the running thing. I think it is amazing that you can run that far. I run, but my body does a revolt if I try to go to far. I did 4 miles today and that was good. But the other day I did 3.5 in the morning and another 2 in the evening, and I was like a cripple for three days. I am almost 40 but in my mind I think I should be able to do this. Any hints? I'd love to be able to do a 1/2 marathon.

Heidi Ashworth said...

Bummer! I won't be in Utah until the 25th otherwise I would LOVE to go! Good for you! As for the themes--I just use them when it suits me. There is no rule that you have to do it every time. If it doesn't make things easier for you, then why do it?

SO said...

I love Lex De Azevedo. Running? Not so much. I'm just trying to get myself out the door to walk.

wendy said...

SHER --YOU...ARE...MENTAL. I have a good therapist I can recommend. No one should get up at 4:30 a.m. It's not normal, right, or sane. (sorry)
And then to do it to run has me further convinced, you are not right in the mind - may be beautiful, but brain malfunctions.
How totally cool to sing with that choir. COOL!!!!!
And you can be random on Tuesday or whatever day of the week you choose ----isn't that what "random" means. I do Tuesday Things ---cause Tuesday I don't want to do a BIG post, just a little "thing". duh
enough of me already. have a great day ---------go take a freaking nap

wonder woman said...

I would have a hard time getting up at 4:30 for ANYTHING -- even watching American Idol or shopping on someone else's dime. So I can understand your resistance. Even though you know you'll feel better......I definately get it. Will you still get up that early in the summer? Maybe that's something to look forward to.

**Totally** jealous that you get to be in that choir!!! What a fun experience! I'll have to go check out the site, 'cuz I'd love to see you sing!

Melissa said...

Those vultures in the tree are hysterical! LOVE 'em!

And the love for running will come back. I blame the cold. It's just too freaking cold to run.


Da Bergs said...

You are a great example to me... oh, to have the motivation to exercise! Oh, to have the motivation to work on my lesson.... okay, here goes... I am going to go work on my lesson. NOW. RIGHT. NOW.

DeNae said...

If I'm awake at 4:30, I'll certainly be running. Because either the house is burning to the ground or my kids have woken me up, in which case they're fleeing for their lives with me hard on their heels.

How cool am I? I have Lex de Azevedo's personal e-mail address.

Yep. THAT cool.

Motherboard said...

How did I not know about this choir thing, and WHY oh WHY am I not singing with you??

DeNae has Lex's personal email? Wow she is that cool!

Jefe was his daughters ZL on his mission. Does that make me cool too?

Alyson (New England Living) said...

If I were in Utah, I'd totally come see you!

I'm so impressed with your running. Any tips for those of us not yet converted to exercise?

Jeni said...

Have fun with the choir! That's amazing! I've sung my whole life and would kill for an opportunity like that. Keep on running girl! You look amazing.

Jo said...

13 miles?? Holy heck lady! Well done. Wow. I love Lex, he is really inspired.

Spence said...

4:30 is kind of early but I totaly agree with you. Getting up at the break of dawn and doing stuff is the best way to start the day.
And are your really soloing? I better see if I can make to your concert. Good Luck sis. ;)

susette said...

Ah Ha! You do sing! I wish you would have sung for us all at the blog lunch. Guess I should get some tickets.

Themes on our blogs?? hum...guess I'm a rebel too cuz I don't do that.

Have a great day Sher!

tiburon said...

Howz about I come and chase you in the morning?

Would that motivate you?

Sarah said...

Wordless Wednesday is good for me because then I dont have to actually think of anything to say and I can save it all up for my random ten friday.