I will just say: Strauss Opera is hard.
Come see us perform! I play pretty much throughout the whole performance. My fingertips are sore, my back aches, and my brain is exhausted. Good times!
I was going to run outside today, but it’s raining and I decided to postpone until tomorrow (was going to rest tomorrow, so it works out). Yesterday I did an awful treadmill workout suggested by Mike: set the incline at 6% (or up to 8%), run for 25 seconds, rest for 35 seconds. Repeat for 30 minutes. I ran at 6.2 mph, slightly faster than I usually run on the treadmill. You want to be able to keep it up for the whole time without slowing down. I found 6.3 mph to be just a little too challenging (crazy, right?). Anyway, if you want to try it, choose a speed that works for you. It wasn’t so bad, but mentally was really tough to keep it up for so long.
I spent the running time writing thank you notes instead. I got 10 done! My hand was really starting to cramp, so I’ll do more another time. I need to practice anyway.
We got our professional photos from the wedding on Monday. I want to continue my "wedding recap" posts, but I don’t have time to do a nice one right now. If it’s okay though, I’ll share a few more pictures here! Sarah Crowder did a wonderful job 🙂
My handsome groom!
My gorgeous Maggie Sottero dress…