Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Day 1 of Zuzana is In The Books, And It's Even Worse Than I'd Thought...

I'm SO out of shape!  :)
Yesterday I did Zuzana's (of Zuzska Light, formerly of Bodyrock TV) workout for Absolute Beginners.  I figured, hey!  I'm no Absolute Beginner, I should be able to do this!
To quote Thorin Oakenshield regarding Bilbo Baggins, I have never been so wrong in all my life!

I did it.  4 rounds.  With burpees after EVERY SINGLE EXERCISE!
But it was NOT pretty, and it was a bit touch-and-go there for a while.

And it pretty much wiped me out for the rest of the day.  I still got through: The kids were picked up, laundry got done, snacks, dinner, and lunches for the next day were made, dishes were washed.  We even managed to take the kids for a nice walk in the evening.
But, holy hamstrings! (And glutes, and quads, and biceps, triceps, pretty much every muscle in my body.)
And I have to do it all over again today!


So as a reward, I went online and watched the first episode of the BBCs "The Musketeers," which stars Peter Capaldi having a grand ol' time as Cardinal Richlieu, and some very lovely young fellas as the Musketeers who keep taking of their shirts. It's a good way to tide myself over until the new episodes of "Doctor Who" start.  In August.  6 months away.  (And "Sherlock" is done for now: Who knows WHEN we'll see that again!)
I also recently read that both Richard E. Grant and Anna Chancellor will be on "Downton Abbey" next year.  Which means I'll have to start watching that, as well.

All of which is a way to distract myself from the mishugas happening in this country.  (Hello, Arizona, I'm lookin' at you!)
It seems a day doesn't go by but some cray-cray new piece of legislation is brought up that tries to deny someone, somewhere, their right to something.
Make it stop!

And to top it off, Harold Ramis died!
I was an extra on "Bedazzled" when he was filming in SF back in 2000.  ( We didn't live here yet, but I was teaching a workshop).  I wanted to make some money, but was a bit leery, as most of my experiences working as an extra on big-budget films in NY and L.A. had been pretty awful.  But this was different: I worked 3 days, and it was great!  Harold Ramis sat with the actors during meals, talked to EVERYONE, and was so relaxed and happy and in his element that he created a relaxed, happy atmosphere on set.  I was so impressed with him.  (And grateful to him, lol!)
RIP, sir.  You will be missed.

On a happier note, I'm finally going to go see "Frozen" today.  (!!!!!!!!!)  I was hoping they'd have a showing for special needs kids, as they sometimes do, so I could take WG.  (They actually have showtimes where they only turn the lights down halfway, and the kids can run around, stim, make noise, and basically be themselves without anyone getting pissed off and complaining, so it's pretty swell). But if they had one, we missed it.  So I'll go on my own, and see if it's something she'll be into when it comes to cable.  :)

BTW, the writing class I'm taking, the one which uses Psychological Gesture?  AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!  I'll keep you posted.  But I gotta go take LG to school.

Have a good one!

1 comment:

Geosomin said...

You did the while thing! Awesome! What I have been doing at home is a modified version of it...and then only 1 round and still ached, oh how I ached! My goal is to eventually make it up to all 4 in March...if my sore bones can take it!
It's sad about Harold Ramis isn't it?