5k and a TV pilot- in the same day!


It’s here it’s here it’s here!!!! The Henry Coe Park 5k  that I have been training for the last 3-4 months is tomorrow morning! In the last 4 months I have: sweat gallons, had more aches and pains than I knew what to do with, lost 7 pounds (woo hooo!!), ate cleaner than I have in years, listened to Lady Gaga more than I thought I ever would, accomplished so much, and made myself proud.

My goal: to finish the race in 31 minutes. This is on par with my training, knowing I run a consistent 10 minute mile, and the course is 3.1 miles. If I can do it quicker, great!

Now, I had originally planned on going to a yummy crepe breakfast at a restaurant in Gilroy after the race, but a few days ago, one of my salon co-workers called and offered me a really cool opportunity. His karate master instructor John Ozuna of KO Karate has a book coming out soon, and is hoping to launch a TV program called “Save Your Life” to correspond with the content of the book- using martial arts training to overcome obstacles in your life. Some of the stories he writes about are a Holocaust survivor using martial arts to battle the emotional demons and scars from what he went through, a child with autism who is able to “come alive” and interact with his family and friends through martial arts, and also how the master himself used his training to deflect a violent situation that erupted on the street in New York.

We will be filming the last scene as part of the pilot tomorrow, after my 5k. Truth time? Yes, I think so. I am freaking SCARED to do this project! I have worked on a film previously, but I did hair, and occasionally touched up powder and lipstick when the makeup artist was off set. This is my first project where I will be key makeup and hair. I have this slogan that I have stuck with for the last 4 years: FAKE IT TILL YOU MAKE IT. I have to embrace this idea tomorrow when for the first time I am completely accountable for how the actors look.  No pressure or anything.

I think if I am asking for any good wishes and luck, that it be for the filming, rather than the running. The running I have down, but the filming….yeah.

One last thing: good makeup is SUPER expensive!! Building my makeup kit has been quite the ordeal. I never imagined the cost makeup artists had to stomach when building their kits, because as a hair stylist, I buy bobby pins and products occasionally, and can use the same irons, products etc for every person. Not the case with makeup. Every person has a different skin tone, needing different makeup colors, and I have to provide them! Whew. You would not believe the amount of money I have spent the last 2 weeks, and I won’t share, because most went on credit, and that’s way scary!

Wish me luck!

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