Saturday, May 15, 2010

The ups and downs of touring.

Today is one of those days where it seems nothing is going to get me out of the grumpy funk that I am in.  I woke up and considered eating my instant oatmeal for breakfast and it sounded like torture.  How many times a week can one girl eat oatmeal for breakfast?  The answer is: too many! Then I thought I would just head to the fitness center and let a good jog lift my spirits.  Well...the hotel I am in has a brand of cardio machines that do not agree with my body type.  The treadmill has a weird lagging thing. The Elliptical machine is made for someone who is at LEAST 6 feet tall, and both stationary bikes are not plugged in, or missing the cord, or trying to make me crazy. UGH.

I walk on the treadmill for 5 1/2 minutes when I finally give up because the ever now and again jerking motion is beginning to make me contemplate returning to the life that trades exercise for chocolate cake WITH vanilla ice cream for every meal.  This won't do. 

I get on the elliptical machine and do my best to get motivated to work up a sweat and 2 minutes into it get off because having my hands above my head for 20 minutes sounds like something out of a SAW movie. Goodbye fitness room.  I will not be returning for anymore of your aggravating punishment.

To the lobby, pour a cup of coffee and into the elevator to head back to my room and hopefully shake the funk in solitude.

The grumpies never stay with me for very long.  Even now I feel the chipperness creeping back into my soul and will once again go on to have a great day with only mild bumps and bruises.  It's times like this where I have to take the time to reflect on all the good that is in my life.  It's hard to stay negative when you practice gratitude.  So in order to get myself back to being myself here is what I am grateful for at the moment.

I am grateful that I woke up this morning.

I am grateful for my body who has taken me to so many places and has not given up on me even though I treated it badly for so many years.

I am grateful for my family and friends who love me and support me in everything I do.

I am grateful for my job because it challenges me everyday. 

I am grateful for the free lobby coffee that will hopefully kick start my day.

I am grateful for my faith because without it I wouldn't be alive and would not find the strength to try over and over again.

It looks like it's going to be a gorgeous day and I am thankful to be here to enjoy it.

Love and peace,

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Day 93 - 108...It's been wayyyyyy toooooo looooooong.

Ok...I have to just throw some info up here to catch up quickly so we can mooooove along.

March 6-7, 2010 Day 93 - 94 Buffalo, NY
This was the message that was displayed on the marquee as we were leaving load out.  It read:
Thank you Riverdance Cast and Crew for a wonderful run. 

March 8 - 9, 2010 Day 95 - 96 Manchester, NH
Our one and night only.  It was nice enough...arena was fine.

March 10 - 14 Day 97-101 Wallingford, CT
We had a few rehearsals for our upcoming week at Radio City Music Hall. 

March 15 - 21 Day 102 - 108 New York, NY

I could hardly believe that I was working at Radio City Music was a dream come true.  We loaded in on Monday, Tech Tuesday with some Rehearsal and Press calls, Wednesday 2 shows, Thursday walked from 52nd to 14th street and back again before 1 show, Friday walked from 52nd to 150th to meet up with Brionne, took the subway down to 17th for lunch, walked back up  to 52nd then time for a show, Saturday 2 shows, Sunday met up with Katie's mom and had a lovely bike ride in the park with her in between two shows. 

My desk after two days of pure awesome madness. 
The RCMH Rehearsal Room.  

I sat here for a few minutes on my 100 block walk to see Bri.  

Mom Jan bought us a bike ride through Central Park...What a great memory!!!

I'll update again soon. xo

Love and peace, Kim