Saturday, August 23, 2008


Watchin' it. My kids know a lot more about what we're seeing than I did when I was five.


Only yesterday did I cancel my registration for the NY08. And that was not easy. I mean, there is no possible way to actually run it, I wasn't in denial about that, but actually pushing the button, well, it didn't feel good.

Next year I can reapply before May 1 and I will be entered automatically into NY09.

Thursday night was the first time in a couple months that I had the time and peace of mind to take another look at the script, and I made several changes. Minor changes. I need major changes. But certain elements came into focus during the original writing process which changed what came before - motivations for running, the status of certain relationships as presented in the show.

ATYD is my second solo performance, the first was I HATE THIS about my experiences with stillbirth. That one was much more accurate, with this one I am taking liberties with my life. It's autobiographical, but I lie a lot. I am meeting with director Ali G. on Sunday.

Not that Ali G., a different Ali G.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Race for Time

I have arthroscopic knee surgery scheduled for Tuesday, September 9 at 9.30 am. Technically, Dr. V. will be shoving a camera into my knee to find out what the real trouble is - because he can't tell. It is too minor to be major, but to major to be left alone. Even now, I still feel great discomfort when just accidentally kneeling or something.

If it is simple enough, he may make the repair right then and there. And I will be on crutches for six weeks, but otherwise, lead a normal life. I may even run again.

My one-man show about my life in running, AND THEN YOU DIE, opens at CPT on Friday, January 23, 2009. So now it's a race.