Nothing Left For Me To Do But Dance!

The past week has felt like a complete blur.  I was hoping for a nice easy time getting back into the swing of things following the long break, but as usual life has other plans.  


That is how this week has felt.  Between being assigned two of the hardest numbers in Anything Goes to finish about a week ahead of schedule, registration opening for summer camps and all the questions that come with it, and various other action items it has simply felt like time is slipping away.


However, in one huge weight off my shoulders I completed the longest number of the show and feel like I am slowly getting into the swing of this registration stuff at work.  (Seriously it is tough).  I also found this which made the above lines seem better.


So according to the two pictures not only does the plan look like a bunch of squiggles and random deviations but so does success.  That bodes well for me since I have been riding driving the struggle bus all week.  I’m shocked and amazed my students know which way to go in the dances since I couldn’t keep right and left straight today!

Speaking of which I still have that other number to finish… Luckily dancing is both my job and my de-stressor.  Back to dancing!

Keep it squiggly & fierce!

-Little Red

How do you power through a rough week?  What’s one thing you do to de-stress?


A Winter Solstice Weekly Report

It’s time to report out on how this week went for me training wise.

SPOILER ALERT: I had/was recovering from a bad case of the flu for most of it so its not very exciting.

What is exciting is that I am comfortably curled up on my couch with hazelnut hot chocolate & a fresh balsam candle.  Basically I’m celebrating winter solstice by hiding from the outdoors.  (Seriously did anyone else feel exhausted when the sun went down at like 3:30?)

Hot chocolate just doesn't count unless it has tons of marshmallows

Hot chocolate just doesn’t count unless it has tons of marshmallows

So here it is the weekly report:

SundayFlu – so walking to get a tissue was the equivalent of a good workout.

Monday – Choreography – I’m working on Anything Goes  right now with a local high school and we began tackling one of the longest numbers in the show Blow, Gabriel, Blow. Don’t think this is a workout? Watch Sutton Foster and then decide. (And that’s only a quarter of the real number!) Even with my arguably much easier choreography, since they are highschoolers and not professional actors, my students kept joking that now they understand why they get gym credit for the musical.  I didn’t do another workout cause I was still recovering from the flu.

Tuesday – Choreography/Walk/Abs – I mentioned this was one of the longest numbers in the show right? I was starting to feel better so I convinced myself to go for a short 30

Winter really translates to "so glad my apartment building has a gym downstairs" in Kelsey speak

Winter really translates to “so glad my apartment building has a gym downstairs” in Kelsey speak

minute walk on the treadmill since I didn’t feel quite up to my scheduled run. I did power through some quick abs though.

Wednesday – Rest Day – The walk was fine but I felt crazy down energy wise so decided to take the day off.

Thursday – Choreography – yep, longest number ever… it still isn’t done which I am bummed about since the students are now on break and it will be hanging over my head.

Friday – Rest Day – This is always my stretch & rest day and I embraced it …. minus the stretching.

Saturday – Long Run – My training plan called for a 6.5 mile long run, but I shortened it to 4 miles since I hadn’t run all week.  I absolutely adore living next to the George Washington trail and ran to National Airport & back.  It went better than I thought but there were far more walk breaks than usual.

Here’s to hoping this week isn’t thwarted by illness.

Keep it warm & fierce this Winter Solstice!

-Little Red

How was your week?  What’s your favorite way to get moving outside of traditional “gym activities”?  Does winter make you hide in a gym for workouts too?