Showing posts from December, 2010

Current Project

I'm slowly making a list between scrapbooking, crocheting, cross stitching and sewing projects that I would like to do. I was blessed abundantly with gift cards to the awesome Hobby Lobby and will be able to get started on all these projects, but for now here is a pic of the crossstitch I'm currently working on, can you tell what it is? That's it for now, until next time ; p.

Week Nine...Three Weeks To Go

Three more weeks, am I ready? Well, I can tell you, I could run the half tomorrow but I would be really slow and my time would be pitiful. Running this week went well, again 5 mile runs in the week and 8 miles long run. Being that our long runs were on Christmas this year, I with a bad attitude and all, plopped on the treadmill, hubby on the other one and we both did our long runs inside on Christmas night. I never thought the day would come where I could say I ran for one and one half hours on the treadmill but I did. Interestingly enough, I ran 8 miles and wasn't even winded. How in the world does that work? Anyway, truth be told, running 5 days a week is beginning to feel more like a chore and less enjoyable, though I am enjoying seeing my progress. I am determined to finish strong. Three more weeks!  Until next time, Merry Christmas everyone!

Slacking on HPOW's

For the few of you who read this blog, I haven't done a homemaking project in a LONG time, but I'm giving myself grace and will restart them in the new year...stay tuned  :)

Running Week 8

Running this week was planned to have my Tues, Thurs runs be 5 miles and my long run to be 8 miles. The midweek runs went well. I'm exceedingly grateful that my hip injury seems to be behaving itself even with my mileage increasing. Big downfall this week was my long run, I pushed myself way to hard and crapped out at 6.75 miles. I stressed my body too much and it resulted in side stitch that ended my long run prematurely. Oh well, I learned a lesson about pacing and prayerfully won't make that mistake again. That's it for now, 1 month until the half, eek! Until next time.

Our First Christmas Tree

Hey everybody,
So today, me and the hubby went and got our tree. I know not really a big deal but last year was our first married Christmas and my hubby was working crazy hours so we did without a tree, so to have one this year is very exciting! Warm fuzzy's filled my heart as we put up the lights and decorated the tree. This will be the first of many more years to come. What fun it will be to start traditions with our own kids someday. Until next time. ; p

Running Week 7 and 12K

Wow, past the half way mark with my training. This week was good. I had two rest days instead of just one because of a 12K I ran at the end of the week. Had to run 4.5 miles Tue and Thur and 3 miles crosstraining Wednesday and Sunday. The runs went well, nothing to complain about and no impending injuries creeping up so I'm grateful for that. For the 12K, I had a goal for myself of doing it with an 11:30 mile, I came crazy close, ran 11:35 mile, but still I finished strong and felt pretty good afterward, what more can you ask, right? Anywho, that's it for this week. The pic below was taken by my mom who surprised us and wished us well right before the race. Until next time all.

My Little Amigurumi Friend

Hey Everybody,

About a week ago, I was perusing around Hobby Lobby and I found myself making a mental note of all the crafts and DIY stuff I wanted to learn how to do. Among one of those crafts was amigurumi. Pronounced ah-mee-gu-ru-me. Amigurumi is making little stuffed animals out of crochet. I've known how to crochet since I was a young girl and thought to myself, I could do this!

After cleaning yesterday, I decided to give it a try. I present you to my amigurumi!

This little pink elephant is my first creation. I hope my accuracy with how to place body parts comes with time. She has a little down syndrome ear but still I think it's cute and it was fun and simple to make. Well there you have it folks, that is amigurumi, until next time  ; p.