Something inexplicable has happened since my 25th Birthday. I knew that at some point my metabolism would slow and my body would change a little, but nobody warned me that my once flat-as-a-pancake bum might transform into a full blown rump. And so it has. Interesting.
So I decided to run the 5K Santa Shuffle for the Salvation Army. I was encouraged by my good friend and fellow blogger Krysten (Misadventures of a Darwinian Fail) to run with her.
The weather was great, the spirit was incredible and Santa gave me a high five as I crossed the finish line of what was my very first race. Aside from accidentally throwing my iphone into the middle of the stampeded half-way through the run, it seemed to be a success! And I made my goal of completing the run in under 30 mins. I also completed what is the first step of an even larger goal, to run my first half marathon in May.
I Auditioned for a condiminium commercial yesterday with more complex dialogue than I've had to memorize for a Shakespearean piece! This should be illegal. After stumbling over the company's name a few times, I finally spewed out "TAMPAX!" and after a small rumble of laughter I was excused from the room. The funny thing is - I'm probably more likely to book that commercial than all the other ones where I left the room thinking the audition went really well! Totally unpredictable.
CanStage General audition coming up this Thursday. I've got my 16 bars of a song and 2 contrasting monologues picked out and ready to go. Wish me luck!
*Note to self for goal setting - make small realistic goals for short term but remember to keep the big ones within sight!
Goals - This Week
Acting Career: Mail Holiday Cards to Toronto Industry (half-done), prep for CanStage Audition, Network with people in Toronto.
Fitness: Run 15K (4.5/15 complete)
For Fun: Get a Christmas Tree!!
Goals - Longer Term
Acting Career - Audition for The Stratford Festival, book a good commercial, Act for a Living
Fitness: Run a Half Marathon (May!)
For Fun: Get a Puppy