Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Thursday, May 16, 2013
In case you thought all the running posts meant I’ve stopped crafting I have this to share…
It’s the beginning of the FOURTH pair of Boot Scootin’ Booties I will make this spring. The first set was an all tan pair I made for a girlfriend’s son, Landen. The second and third set I made EXACTLY like those pictured for a co-worker who’s friends are expecting babies later this summer (I made larger sizes that will fit those babies in the fall/winter). And now I’m making this purple pair for some out of town family.
After this I have an adorable pair of sandals to finish, some scarbella scarves to make for another co-worker, a layette set, a baby blanket, …who knows what will be next in queue. Anyway time to start stitching!
Am I the only person who ends up with a request that ways snowballs into multiple requests for the same pattern? Last time it was Hoot Hats. No complaints, I love a good pattern and by the time I’m done this pair I’m not sure I’ll need the instructions anymore. (Just kidding – every size is slightly different).
I took a look at the calendar yesterday. If I run every other day from now until my 5k I’ll meet my training goals. I think I can miss 1 maybe 2 days and still make it. No more slacking off for this girl.
I finished my first Week III workout yesterday using the Zombies, Run! app. It totally kicked my butt. It had the longest running drills and I’ve done so far and a lot more straight out running. On top of that, it’s starting to get hot around here. It was probably about 75 degrees during my run. The slight breeze saved me, but my face was beat red when I finished anyway.
One fun thing about running, I’m meeting people in my town. Yesterday, I woman was out front watering her plants as I was finishing my run. She called out and asked me if I wanted a water bottle (again, my face was beat red) and we had a brief little chat while I jogged in place. I’m typically a bit on an introvert and small talk with strangers isn’t my strong suit, but next time I see her she’s not a stranger.
PS All the calories I burned during my run I got right back afterward. HB and I went out for ice cream at a little shop nearby where I got a small chocolate with peanut butter ripple and brownie topping. That’s right, I topped my ice cream with gluten meaning I didn’t have to share.