Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Halfie Update #2 - Weeks 5-8

I can't believe I've been training for 8 weeks already! Although I do have to admit I've been slacking off quite a bit....
 While I should be running 3-4 times a week, I've only been running twice a week. It's not the end of the world, but I definitely feel like I should be running a lot more.

So far, I've been really lucky and haven't had any injuries (KNOCK ON WOOD!) compared to last year, and maybe that's because I'm not training as hard. Last year, I went from a total couch potato to running a half marathon in just a few months and I think that taking it easier this year is to my advantage. Plus I completely and honestly believe that I will finish this half-marathon and not feel like I died a million times over those 13.1 miles. I mean, I'll be in Berlin, so how bad could it really be?!

Also, last week I broke my record for fastest mile at 8'29 minutes, which is kind of amazing to me! I didn't even realize I was running that was, especially considering I was running on the ice trail on the river. That run was an average of 9'57 minute/mile, while last year I was averaging about 13'30 minute/miles. That's an improvement of almost 4 minutes! It may not seem like much, but 4 minutes is HUGE!

So far, I ran 64.87 miles (104.39 km) and I can't wait to beat more records! Only 45 days till Berlin!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Behind the Scenes: Party!

Since the beginning of September, I've been working in my Filmmaking class to make my final film project. It's meant to be about 20-30 minutes long, and is worth about 60% of my final grade.
This movie is a party movie: it follows Jenny and Emma, who are hosting a party and all kinds of things happen, a fight breaks out, someone is throwing up in the bathroom and maybe even a little bit of relationship drama.

We finished filming last week and it was a blast! I definitely have to thank my actors for spending so much time working on this and being so patient with me (I'm not exactly the best director...). We got a lot of great scenes and tons of hilarious bloopers, and some that we didn't get to film, like when one of our actors face-planted while we were rehearsing!

Now I just started editing and there is so much work to be done. I can't wait for everyone to see the final product!
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