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Pushing Energy To Its Limits

For the first time yesterday, I actually brought an ice chest to the gig yesterday. It contained bottled water, raw vegan bars, raw chocolate, green energy drinks and ginseng extract. The band WAS fed a nice dinner and I had my vegan dinner, which was delicious. But it wasn’t really enough. I need more food as a vegan. And, I’m finding that my digestive system doesn’t react too kindly to cooked foods now. Ayway, the only thing I forgot was a nice big vegan sandwich.

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Out-of-Town Corporate Gig

Discovering that I had newfound energy with my current eating habits, I found myself falling asleep at the wheel around 3am in the morning, coming home from my out-of-town gig last night.

Yesterday I woke up at around 5am. I did gardening, cleaning around the house, going to the dry cleaners, buying groceries and putting them all away in the refrigerator. The prepared my clothes and loaded my drums into the van. Drove 2 plus hours to the gig, performed the gig from 6:30pm to 11:30pm.

And after loading my drums back into the van I had to drive to UC Riverside in the rain to pick up my son at around 1am in the morning. To make matters even more difficult, I got lost going from the gig to UC Riverside in the rain. Somehow I found myself in Orange County.

sirsasana-1Good think our saxophonist, Jim, was carpooling with me.

So, after finally picking up my son at around 2am. I made the final journey back to San Diego, finding myself having to pinch myself because I was falling asleep at the wheel.

But I finally made it home!

And I just noticed that I was actually awake then, from 5am to 3:30am… almost a full 24 hours duration!

This raw vegan diet really gives one a lot of energy, but one has to respect one’s limits of physical endurance.

I have another gig tonight, but I really need to take it easy today.



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Carlos Rull is a musician living in the San Diego area. His interests include Yoga, Eastern Philosophy, Zen Buddhism, and Gardening. He plays drums, piano, and composes New Age & Ambient music, and his albums are available on iTunes and Amazon.com.

4 COMMENTS
  1. tokyorose

    wow carlos, do be careful. no juice or ginseng can substitute a power nap, i think. hope you can find the time to take one when you need it. good luck tonight ^^

  2. tokyorose

    wow carlos, do be careful. no juice or ginseng can substitute a power nap, i think. hope you can find the time to take one when you need it. good luck tonight ^^

  3. randomguru

    tokyorose: thank you. i’m am alive and well on a promising sunday morning. it has stopped raining, and the sun is out. and i have not gigs or plans today other than to watch a movie in the theaters. :o)

  4. randomguru

    tokyorose: thank you. i’m am alive and well on a promising sunday morning. it has stopped raining, and the sun is out. and i have not gigs or plans today other than to watch a movie in the theaters. :o)

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