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…

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