Kickboxing As A Tranquilizer

I have to admit that I was in a fairly foul mood all day- no particular reason, just internally roiling.  As I made my way to midtown this afternoon..running errands, navigating my way around tourists who walk at a snail’s pace and then stop for no reason at all… I thought that I should have a flashing light above my head that warned people away. >:-(

My mood improved dramatically as soon as I started to really work out.  Yes, after the mobility exercises and warm ups and a few minutes into the excruciating dip exercises I became happy.  How strange. It happened too quickly to have been caused by endorphins.  It may have just been the opportunity to really move instead of being cooped up at the dentists office or the subway or trailing behind really slow folks on the street.  Woo hoo!  At least I was good this afternoon.  Let’s see if I feel that good again after tomorrow’s session.

Here’s a video that walks youthrough the proper way to do a dip.  I must admit that I do a modified version of this and keep one foot on the bottom bar so I have help in going up and down.

Detroit at Playwrights Horizons

I forgot to mention that we went to see Detroit at Playwrights Horizons Theater.  It doesn’t actually open officially until tomorrow so it’s probably not fair to say that it really isn’t worth going to see.  The buzz was that it did so well in previews they were going to bring it to Broadway.  It opened Off-Broadway with the following cast: Amy Ryan, David Schwimmer, Darren Pettie, Sarah Sokolovic, and John Cullum. Detroit is about the relationship between two couples who are new neighbors and I think is supposed to be a comedy.  Other than Darren Pettie, the cast is a waste and the play a tad lame.  A good friend of ours couldn’t join us because she caught a bug….this would not have helped her in any way.  It had a running time of 100 minutes with no intermissions [afraid to let the audience escape?].