I'm glad everyone loved yesterday's vlog! To all those who commented about what a "good sport" my husband is - you really need to meet him in person. It was all his idea, I just went along with it.
I have yet another confession this morning. I realized I've been putting forth a bit of lie on this blog. I've posted repeatedly about how I lack inhibitions.
Sure, I used a youtube instructional video to learn the Soulja Boy dance for my wedding song (I tried to find it to embed it, but I couldn't find the actual one I used in 2008). So here's the actual video, for your enjoyment.
|We looked exactly like the video|
I also continued in that fashion with my signature karaoke rendition of Baby Got Back later on during the reception. In front of all my friends, family, and everyone I'd ever met.
|Everyone's reaction to looking at old wedding pictures is "I WANT ANOTHER ONE", right?|
I've also been known to sing karaoke in all sorts of bars, or even in broad daylight in the middle of a festival, and apparently knowing the words or the song at all is totally optional. (My Humps is way more than the chorus, BTW).
But, for some reason, my comfort level with singing doesn't extend to speaking. I've worked at my school for seven years, and feel 100% comfortable talking to anyone on the staff, but speaking in front of everyone at a faculty meeting, no matter how informal it is, gets me sweaty and red faced immediately. I hated college classes where participation was part of your grade, because raising my hand to give the briefest of answers instantly raised my heart rate.
So, you can guess how I'm feeling about giving a presentation on my final project to my grad class today, despite the fact that this is my fourth consecutive class with all the same people. To make it even more fun, someone who will determine who gets the limited jobs that we will all be going for when we graduate will be there, to asses future candidates. No pressure, though.
Random fact - I've been extra special this week. Saturday morning I dropped my breakfast and made a huge mess, Monday night I did the same thing with my dinner, and yesterday I dropped my phone and broke it beyond all use and repair. Go me.
I was going to swim this morning but after laying awake panicking about my presentation last night, I thought a run might help me de-stress more. Running before the sun comes up always guarantees negative splits for me. At first, I'm half asleep and barely moving. At the turnaround point (it also guarantees I run the exact same out and back route, the only one with well - lit sidewalks), I get pissed at myself for going so slow and feel the need to speed up to get my average pace up. My splits are pretty clear evidence of this.
8:18 (back uphill)
Maybe a 5 min walk/job warmup would help my legs wake up and avoid the slow start?
Any other ideas? I need them, training starts this Saturday (not that I have a plan yet).
What are your thoughts on public speaking?