Friday, January 2, 2009

'Cause big girls don't cry. They sweat and take pictures.

January 1st, 2009 ~ Mystic Theatre and Saloon, Downtown Petaluma, CA

I did it! I went to the gym on January 1st. :) Ok, a lot of people do that to kick off their resolutions. The ones that aren't hungover at least. I killed 3 miles and sweat thru a shirt. People who say that women don't "sweat" they "perspire" and "glow" is full of s#!%! :) I'm telling you...I kicked 3 miles ass! Seriously, though, I got through it because music fuels my mileage. If I can get past the first 20 minutes, I'm in it for the long haul. I have a particular treadmill that I like to use...the one right in the front row, at the very end; the one that stares out into the intersection of Elmira@Peabody. I count emergency vehicles as they drive thru the intersection and figure out if I know who's driving. It keeps me entertained. I do a lot of thinking too. A lot. I think about what I want to accomplish with all this working out. I think about all those pictures of myself that I hate to look at and all the clothes in my closet that I bought for "when I loose 10 lbs." I think about all the things I want to accomplish in general, and everyonce in a while a lyric from a song will float through my earphones and reinforce some motivation in me. Usually it comes right when I need it. When I'm about to give up and slow down. When I'm telling myself that 2 miles is just as good as 3 miles.

"...I hope you know, I hope you know, that this has nothing to do with you, it's personal, myself and's time to be a big girl, and big girls don't cry..." Fergie

and another personal favorite that keeps me going:

"It's my life It's now or never I ain't gonna live forever I just want to live while I'm alive..." Bon Jovi

As for fueling my goals, as I ran 5.8 miles an hour in 3 minute intervals of sweating and lung busting breaths, myself and I decided that I am going to try and take a picture a day and post it, blog it, share it. It can be something beautiful, ironic, thought provoking, funny; as long as it captures a part of the world around me. One of the things that I've decided to do with regularity is keep my camera closer by my side. Now I know that I probably will miss some days here and there, but I'm going to make an effort to get it done.

So, 2009, here's to kicking some mileage's ass and snapping some great shots. Images to come...keep posted all my (well the 4 of you who rock) followers.

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