June 3, 2012

Rainy Day Pursuits

Our weekend weather has been less than summery but I did not let it stop me from accomplishing a goal and getting some stitching progress made. 

I've been doing the Couch to 5K plan and on Saturday - in the rain - I ran my second 5k of the summer, this time meeting a personal goal to run the whole 3.2 miles without stopping to walk.  I was a week ahead of my training plan but felt I was ready to run the whole thing.  The race was to benefit our local trails committee and there were only about 21 runners of which I was the last to finish.  I did not let that stop me though and am proud I didn't let the rain deter me from running the race.  And I beat my earlier race time from Mother's Day by 5 minutes!  The photo is the medal I received even though I did not place in any category.

And while doing what felt like 50 loads of laundry, I managed to give BBDs Anniversaries #1 a little more attention.  I finished the tree and started to work on the right side border.  My goal is to finish this before the end of the month and start the second one.  I had hoped to do one a month but that plan has obviously gone out the window!

Today is a UFO stitching day as it's the first Sunday of the month.  I had a bit of a panic because I had planned to work on my BBD Christmas at HRH piece and couldn't find the project bag with everything in it.  After twice scouring my office/craft room, I have up and pulled out my HAED Story Keeper project back and stared working on that.  It's another indoor weather type of day so I hope to have some progress to show on that tomorrow. 

Hope you are enjoying the rest of your weekend - and some better weather than we are!


Chris said...

congratulations!! you rock!! that is so very cool!! i was wondering how you had been and happy to see you back this am! ( i am loving the rain) lolololo

Casa Pearl said...

Thanks Chris - but enough with the rain - I'm molding!

Maureen said...

Well done on completing your 2nd 5k and for beating your PB! I am attemtping to start to run again but oh my it hurts...