Saturday, July 20, 2013

A stitch and a run

Wow, it has been awhile since I have posted. Yes, I have been a little busy. It seems that the boys' hockey summer camps and our stores have been keeping all of us on the go. If I am not dipping strawberries and other yummy fruits into chocolate, I am driving down to the hockey rink. Oh, well, guess it just means that life is good and all is well...right?

However I have found some time recently to do a few of my favorite things: Stitching and Running.

Ok, I'll start out with the stitching. I have started LHN's "Sampler Months - March".
LHN "Sampler Months - March"
Sorry about the pathetic photo. I am sitting at the rink as I type this and I needed a status photo for the post. Once I get the border of this month done, the inside should go pretty quick. For the design inside has nice "big" areas of stitching, which make it go fast :)

On the running side of my life...I wasn't able to get in any miles the beginning of last week because DH was out of town and I had to be at the stores. But as soon as he got home, I was able to get outside and get in some miles. I got the running bug several years ago when my older son started to participate on his high school track team (when he was a freshman). He runs every spring - it is a great way to get involved in school sports and to keep in shape when the hockey season is over.

Anyway, I had an awesome run today. I did a total of 15.1 miles. 12 of those miles I ran consecutively...meaning I didn't walk. However, as soon as my iPhone app told me I made it to 12, I needed to do a little walking. I was getting sore.
"Happy Dance"...12 miles in less than 2 hours. It's been a long time since I have made it this far without walking. 
My total mileage...15.18 miles in a little over 2.5 hours. Yahoo! 
 Not too shabby for an old lady :)

Well, time to sign off and pick up the needle! I have 1hour and 20 minutes to get in some stitching.

Until next time, remember...
Live, Love, Laugh and Stitch Often!


CalamityJr said...

Great stitching and running! My daughter has taken up running and I'm amazed at the dedication you both have. Your stitching is gorgeous. I'm finding I like "series" designs stitched as one piece more and more. Hope you're enjoying your hour and 20 minutes!

cucki said...

Sweet stitching..I love it xx
Superb running ..big hugs x