Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Do Not Sit On The Leaning Rails...

The photo above is from the 2007 Living Christmas Tree performance that our Church has put on for over 20 years. You won't find me in this picture because I was at Mousefest. Prior to '07 I had been in four others. This weekend I will be back in the tree for three shows. Fully loaded the tree can hold over 40 people. It's hard to tell by the picture, but to fit in each row you are literaly sandwiched between rows of chicken wire covered with greenery and C7 light bulbs. And those bulbs can put out some heat! This years show runs just over an hour. There is no sitting in the tree as there is no room, all you can do is stand there and shift your weight from one foot to the other. (One year a show ran nearly two hours) This year my work hours have greatly interfered with my practice attendance. This has had me feeling a bit down which does not really lend to the proper attitude I should have.

This morning I was pleased that my arch felt good and it continued feeling so all day. That is, until standing at attention in the tree during rehearsal tonight. Yes, I had my arch supports in but I think they fit differently in the shoes I wore tonight. On Friday I may skip wearing them, at least while in the tree.

Tomorrow I will be back up at SNAP for another TM jog. I will update afterward. Till then have a great day everyone.


Rae! said...

HI Jeff! Thank you!!! Going to be getting pins in 2 weeks. I am glad you are feeling better.

Go say hi to Kate she hurt her knee, and Mgreene is out too.

Anonymous said...


I'm hoping you're feeling better about things today. Let's face it - we've all worked REALLY hard to get here, and we're all struggling - so let's just buckle down and push through.

Think of this as mile 11. We can do this! C'mon my friend!


DebWDW said...

Wow! I would not want to be up there at the top! If someone faints, the whole tree's going down!!