This has nothing to do with running (shock!) but does have something to do with adventures.
Starting in September I joined a Stake Chorus to perform the Messiah. We practiced one night a week until the end and then switched to longer hours and twice a week. The director was my neighbor, Jonathan Lofgren and his wife was one of the two pianists. They are such a talented couple and I love having them as friends and neighbors.
We practiced and performed 5 of the choruses in addition to solos and the overture. We even had a professional soundman to make the sound great.
Our performance was last Sunday evening. I think we had twice the crowd that we expected and the atmosphere and spirit were great. The performance went well and was well received.
I had forgotten how much I loved having to sing in a well-trained chorus and challenging my voice to its full potential. Handel is very hard to sing – but by the end we nailed those High A’s. I can’t wait for next year to do this again. I’d even go to the sing-a-long Messiah with the Utah Symphony this weekend – but I have another small running adventure planned instead.