Sunday, September 26, 2010

Completion.

We did it, 13.1! An adventure for sure! It was hard, yes, but we agreed that we would absolutely do it again. Some shots from the morning:

Waiting in the pre-dawn, minutes from the start

Me and Erinn, ready to go!

The Bob Kerry pedestrian bridge in downtown Omaha - this was around mile 12.8 so we knew we were getting close!

Mile marker 13, a welcome site!

The finish line! I hope the runners behind us (who were finishing the entire marathon) didn't mind me snapping a photo at this point.

Other observations from the morning:
1. We never expected that we would have to take 3 pee breaks, 2 of which were during the race. Don't like porta-potties, but thank goodness they were there!
2. If you are a member of the "50 States Marathon Club," you are awesome. Period.
3. You are also awesome if you are running an entire marathon.
4. It was cool that runners and walkers cheered each other on as they passed.
5. It would be very challenging to run a marathon with a cowboy hat strapped to your head (yes, we saw this and don't get me started on the potential chafing issues!).
6. The 4 year-old water volunteer was the cutest of the day!
7. Experiencing something like this was made better by far by doing it with a good friend. MAP friends, we are recruiting for the Lincoln Half next spring!
8. Next up, Everest. (Just kidding, Sherilyn!) :)

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Preparation.


Tomorrow, I'll be walking in a half-marathon.
I never, ever thought I would say that.
A good friend is walking with me.
We have trained together, walking over 50 miles,
in preparation.
Through oppressive heat and misty chill, we have walked.
We have shared stories and testimony,
family history,
challenges and praises.
And tomorrow, we walk again.
13.1 more miles, together.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Shop changes.

OK friends, I think I am going to close up shop! But first, I have some fabric to sell off and I would love to unload sooner than later! I've had this in mind for awhile, basically since the new job started. But wouldn't you know, yesterday I got a shipment in from Westminster and now I have even more fabric to sell...lucky for you, it's some pretty good stuff. Here is what came yesterday:
Amy Butler Wallflower in Cherry - 5 bolts

Amy Butler Morning Glory in Linen - 4 bolts

If you are interested in purchasing, you can either go to my Etsy shop or feel free to send me an email and we can coordinate a sale via email. You'll also notice I reopened my shop, so I'm hoping to sell off anything listed there as well. I did have to change my shipping policies, and now I am only able to ship domestically in the US. Sorry, international friends! I just can't swing international shipping anymore with a full time job and full time mom-duties.

I have enjoyed running the fabric shop...but now with life changing pace a bit I am looking forward to spending my more limited free time in crafting for myself! Shocking, it's been so long since I've made things just for me!