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Thursday, May 03, 2012

I did 35 minutes on the elliptical today. I usually set the machine to level 2/3, but today I decided to change it to level 5. The only difference I felt was that I got sweatier than usual, which I guess is a good thing. Something else good happened, though - I got so lost in my music that I did an extra 5 minutes more than I had planned to. That doesn't sound like much, but for me, that's huge. I'm usually the sort of person who spends most of the time watching the clock, seeing how soon I can stop exercising and do something else. I just need to keep finding upbeat music, I guess.

I also started the 28 day bootcamp challenge thing. I'm a few days late, sure, but I figure I can just do it for an extra few days after the challenge ends to make up for it. I had seen it before but hadn't wanted to commit to 30 minutes of exercise 5 times a week, but since I had already done 35 minutes today, I figured why not go ahead and do it.

In unrelated news: I finished my screenplay yesterday, the one that I started for Script Frenzy ( www.scriptfrenzy.org ). The Script Frenzy challenge requires you to write (or at least attempt to write) a 100-page script - be it a screenplay/stage play/radio play/graphic novel/tv show, whatever - in the month of April. That's 3.33 pages a day. I wrote somewhere between 15-20 the first day, then got distracted for most of the rest of the month (mostly on SparkPeople and reading vegan cookbooks). I wrote about 40 pages the last two days (25 on the last day), and I finally finished the entire thing yesterday. It's 130 pages, which is a bit longer than I originally expected but still not as long as I was afraid it was going to turn out. Now to leave it alone for at least a month while I work on something else, and then I can reread it and see what I think of it.

Goal for the rest of today: figure out what my writing project is going to be for this month. :)
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