Eight years ago today my friend, wonderful actor/playwright Natalie Symons Sorenson and I ran our first ever Half Marathon. We didn’t train, we just DECIDED to do it.
My goal was to complete it without walking or stopping. To set a pace and stay with it to the finish line.
We did it, I did it! I ran the entire thing. This photo was taken moments after finishing the race.
The last half mile was my greatest challenge. My legs suddenly felt heavy and I had to will myself to keep going, to finish.
This photo popped up today in a FB memory and I’m so happy it did. It reminds me of the will and desire I have - the force of nature I can be when I DECIDE to do something. When I silent the doubt in my mind or heart, throw fear out the window and run towards my goal.
So, I’m sending myself some advice - Whitney James keep continuing to challenge yourself now and always, professionally and personally. GO. RUN. GET IT GIRL.
Maybe it will inspire you too. #girlsruntheworld #girlsrun #halfmarathon #wow #goals
Remembering the effervescent and wonderful Marian McPartland on her centennial birthday today. Thank you for your music and historic musical performances/interviews on Piano Jazz! 💗#womenshistorymonth #jazz #jazzpianist #jazzpiano #pianojazz #npr
Our jazz family lost a friend and supporter of the arts yesterday. I lost a treasured friend. She was a truly special person with a unique passion for life, art, literature and music. She will be dearly missed. What a privilege it was to know you and be your friend Cleta Clark, until we meet again.
Sprung on Spring! #naturalbeauty
I ❤️ Houston Person! #jazz #sarasotajazzfestival
Happy International Women’s Day! May we continue to uplift, encourage, support and celebrate each other EVERYDAY. #womensday
A photo from my evening with the Helios Jazz Orchestra for the fourth night of The St Petersburg Jazz Festival. #jazzsinger #jazz #bigbandjazz #ilovetheburg
Trying to make peace with this beast. #practice #jazzpianistinthemaking #frustratedinstrumentalist
Remembering the amazing Nina Simone today on her birthday. #jazz #jazzsinger #music
Happy 81st Birthday to the elegant and talented Nancy Wilson. #jazzsinger #jazz #music
Happy Valentine’s Day from The Beast! Xoxo #dogsofinstagram #valentinesday #rescuedog
I’m enjoying a music filled Tuesday night. First rehearsal with Helios Big band, followed by the second set of Guitar Night at The Hideaway Cafe with the talented LaRue Nickelson and company. @laruenickelson @zbornheimer @danielnavarromusic @davehamar @justinohq #music #stpetersburg
Flashback Friday to the amazing architecture in Philly! A city very close to my heart. #philly #beautiful #cityscape
Pirate party chandelier #gasparilla2018 #yemystickreweofgasparilla