Sunday, July 31, 2011
This year is turning out to be a year dedicated to overcoming my personal obstacles (physical, mental and emotional). The interesting thing about this is that it has happened without any clear vision or intention on my part. X happened resulting in Y, purely cause and effect.
One of these "obstacles" was reclaiming my physical strength and health. I signed up to run the Hershey Half Marathon on Sunday October 16th. Aside from a brief stint in high school (16 years ago) I have never considered myself a runner. In my mind there was two categories of people: those that ran and those that did not run EVER. Then a friend called six weeks back and I heard myself saying "Sure. Why not." And so it began.
I'm up to around 4 mile runs with 10 weeks to go. I have blisters on both feet a sore muscles and am faced with heat in the high 90's for the rest of the week. That's not even to mention that I have two small children that hate to sleep, housework and my Etsy shops to maintain. Training must go on. I have committed myself to the training and won't stop until I cross the finish line in October. Wish me luck!
Thursday, July 28, 2011
I've been beach combing, which does amazing things for my creativity and well my heart and soul in general. It also does terrible things for my blog.
When there is sand running through my fingers I tend to forget about the internet completely.
Here is a little friend I met while searching for shells. I think he had the same idea. Some new coastal themed items coming to my shops soon.
Hope you are having a great summer.