I was inspired to write this after reading SUAR's latest post - hers is a lot more serious, but it gave me a nice reminder that just because you blog about running and fitness doesn't mean that you have to avoid blogging about anything else in your life. And since other parts of my life have been overshadowing any running and fitness, I thought maybe another speak da troof was in order.
This is not to say that I haven't been trying to blog. I started a 15 Thing list on Friday, beginning with my decision to halt Insanity for a while and try it again at a different time.
Although I normally would agree with what the lovely Amylee (who just got a new half marathon PR, YOU GO GIRL!) said about needing to give something a while before you make a decision on it... after day 3 of Insanity, my decision was made. No more Insanity for Jessica right now. And I really do mean right now - I'm not throwing it in the garbage or selling it on Craigslist or anything. It will stay in my workout DVD collection and I think the time will come that it will be the right thing for me to do and it'll be great. But now is not that time. Even just three days into it, I was dreading the workouts. Honestly, they're not that much harder than TurboFire (my heart rate was about the same for the Insanity workouts and the TF workouts), but what TF has going for it that Insanity doesn't is fun. TurboFire is super hard, but the music is awesome and you're too busy shaking your booty to notice. There are no distractions in Insanity. You know that your life sucks a little and that your muscles hate you. It's a little stressful. And I do not need stress from exercise right now, I need exercise as a release. So I'm starting TurboFire again tomorrow, and will throw some running in when it works.
The reason I am trying to minimize added stress is because I've got a whole lot of it weighing on me right now. But instead of hiding away and not blogging, I felt like it might help me to get it all down and out there.
About a week ago, I was checking the Disney Auditions website, which I do regularly, and two different auditions caught my eye. The first is in Orlando on November 7th, and it's for an a capella group called Voices of Liberty that performs in Epcot. I've heard them before, and they are an absolutely incredible ensemble that I've always wanted to audition for, but I'd never gotten the chance. But my parents had already made plans to go back to Orlando in just a few days, so adding on some extra time so that I could do the audition seemed like a no-brainer. The second audition, though, was even more exciting to me - it is scheduled for November 10th, and it's for two brand new a cappella groups that will be added to Disney's California Adventure next year. The website describes them as follows: "