Sunday, October 22, 2006

today...i feel like a runner

it was a busy busy weekend.

friday i moved. yeah again. the movers were scheduled for 9:30. they arrived at 8:50. most people would be ready the night before, but no, not me. i got up at 7am to finish...and had planned on using every minute. they are great movers, and super cheap and everything went off without a hitch except for the few things that i did not get to pack.

friday was a mess of unpacking and cleaning at the old place and running around for the-things-you-need-when-you-move-into-a-new-place. to get away from my mess, i got a manicure/pedicure with charlotte and then watched some dvr'd shows at her house and ate pizza. i didn't sleep very well that night though because of all the new apartment noises, and it was freezing because the heat isn't on yet.

saturday i had to miss practice because of the pilot i'm in. handsome wrote it, and i was lucky enough for him to give me a part. i had to be up at a the restaurant we were filming in at 6:30 am. bleh. i was exhausted getting up because at 5 there was atrocious pounding on my neighbor's door. The buzzing. then a phone ringing. the more pounding. when i left a little after 6, i saw that someone must have ordered food and passed out - there was not one, but two food packages outside the door.

when i walked into the restaurant, i was *impressed*. handsome works in production and called in some favors, but i had no idea it would be so professional. the producer greeted me, introduced herself, said she was glad i was "camera ready" (i came with dressed and in make up), and asked me to go get mic'd. wowy. two cameras, a dolly, tons of crew running around. very professional! i've never done anything on film before, just theatre, so this was a whole new experience for me. we started rolling around 7:30 and it was SO fun.

we didn't get done until 11:30, and my friend kkf was coming up to play the "hot girl in the park" for one of the scenes at 1. it was gorgeous out, so i decided to hang out and wait for her and watch. we were there until 4 or so, then it was back downtown for some unpacking, shower and nap. my friend was having a party way back up in washington heights and it was going to be at least an hour back uptown.

after too much party last night, i woke up to my sister calling at 11 to see if i wanted to get brunch. i was irritated with myself for feeling less than 100% when i not only had to go back to finish the pilot at 8:30 that night, but i had to also finish cleaning the old apartment, which had quite a way to go, AND i was supposed to run 11-14 miles. eek.

food was necessary, so we ate and i bribed my sis into helping me clean. tentative schedule was to go to a gym near the park for locker use, be at the park by 5, run 2 loops (12 miles) and go back to the gym around 7:30 to be showered, made-up and dressed by 8:30. cleaning ran long, so i was already pushed back to 5:30 when i thought i lost my wallet. so annoying. the panic went on for about 30 minutes, while i checked both apartments, one of which is full of boxes and random piles.

anyone want to guess where i found it? my bag. the bag with all the rest of my stuff. yeah. for all my smarts, sometimes i'm an idiot. because of the wallet-delay, i wasn't going to be able to run 12, so i had to down grade to 10. i wasn't thrilled but was so happy that i found my wallet that i decided to calm down and do what i could.

i got to the park right at six. i hadn't been able to eat anything so i goo'd it up right before i ran and had two on stand by. it was cool but not cold, with a great breeze, leaves falling and all. my 1/2 marathon mix on the ipod (btw, people have been asking so the song list is listed after this post). i was ready. i started on the west side at 72 and decided to do a full loop (6 miles) and then the 72nd st - 102 st 4-mile loop. 10 miles. plus the dreaded harlem hill, which is not very long but is pretty damn steep. i knew i could physically do it, but i was on a schedule so had to keep to my 12-minute mile pace or i'd be late. i was also nervous because of the morning hangover, the bad nights sleep and not eating or drinking enough water.

but a funny thing happened. it went *amazing*. i don't know if its the hill training, or the long distances we've been doing, or what but i ran 10 miles today and it was a strong 10!! there were times that i felt like i was going really fast. the music was kickin'. the hills were a challenge but they weren't so bad. i was having fun! i have no doubt in my mind i could have done another two miles, if not more. all of these things caused me to have a dumb grin on my face for most of the run. i must have looked like a fool, but at least i was a runnin' fool!

with all seriousness, i am really so proud today. the 1/2 marathon was a major accomplishment, and i was proud then too, but because i felt so strong for this whole run, this one somehow a little sweeter.

i can run 10 miles. without feeling like i'm going to fall over at the end.

i think i might just be a runner.

today's mileage: 10
total mileage: 139.1

and here's the 1/2 marathon playlist. i've crossed out songs that have subsequently been edited out for just not working :) also the song marked with ** is where i got to stop running - i didn't actually get through the whole list.

Body Movin' - Beastie Boys
Push It - Garbage
Been Caught Stealing - Jane's Addiction
Blister In The Sun - Violent Femmes
Cannonball - Breeders
The Distance - Cake
El Cuarto de Tula - Buena Vista Social Club
Gepetto - Belly
Excuse Me Mr. - No Doubt
Float On - Modest Mouse
Gouge Away - Pixies
I Left My Wallet In El Segundo - A Tribe Called Quest
6'1" - Liz Phair
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For - U2
Weekends - Black Eyed Peas (featuring Esthero)
I Will Survive - Cake
Diamond - Klint (Snatch Soundtrack)
Love & Death - The Stills
Lucy - The Black Crowes
How Many Miles Must We March - Ben Harper
Cross The Tracks (We Better Go Back)… Maceo & The Macks (Snatch Soundtrack)
Where The Streets Have No Name - U2
Say Something - James
Wave Of Mutilation - Pixies
Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand
Paper Doll - Louis XIV
Walk This World - Heather Nova
Ultraviolet (Light My Way) - U2
Jenifa (Taught Me) - De La Soul
Mr. Brightside - The Killers
Buggin' Out - A Tribe Called Quest
Mr. Grieves - Pixies
New - No Doubt
Politik - Coldplay
Daydream Believer - Monkees
Let Go - Frou Frou
Short Skirt/Long Jacket - Cake
Milk - Garbage
Qué Onda Guero - Beck
Sunday Bloody Sunday - U2
Fast As You Can - Fiona Apple**
Sunday Morning - No Doubt
Tame - Pixies
High And Dry - Radiohead
I Can See Clearly Now - Johnny Nash

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