Sep 6, 2013

The List - September

I'm like a broken record lately....on my blog and in my life. Because, seriously, all I've been doing is felting and running.  Really.  Oh, and watching a helluva lot of Netflix--but that coincides with felting.

Running update: So, I mentally broke down a couple weeks ago on a run.  I've been running around my neighborhood, slowly increasing my mileage.  But the upcoming race is a trail run, so I need to start training on trails. A local nonprofit recently opened some new trails south of here, so we decided to run there.  Folks, trail running is hard.  H a r d.  And I kept thinking that to myself, how hard it was and how I wasn't very good at it, and eventually I broke down. Cried even. Three times.  Pathetic, right?

Since then, I have been back to these trails twice.  I did not cry. In fact, the last time, I was mostly smiles.  We did six miles that day.  That's two thirds of the upcoming run, and THAT makes me feel good.  Two weeks ago, I was ready to drop out.  But now?  Now, I'm ready to get back out there and improve.

Felting update:  I posted last week about my upcoming shows, which include three this month.  If you know anything about needle felting, you know that it's time consuming, tedious work.  I work SO MUCH to prep and bulk up inventory for these shows.

Next week I'll be heading to Kansas City for work to attend the annual Association of Zoos and Aquariums national conference.  I'm excited.  I look forward to returning to work re-energized with new ideas and new plans! 


  1. wow. trail running. i am SUPER impressed because I don't know that I could do it. There's a trail by my house that I run on sometimes but it's superrrrrr steep and rocky and some days worth walking the last bit up!

    Also, I feel like sewing is also a really time consuming thing-- I feel like I spend forever prepping for shows! Good luck with yours!

  2. Trail running is hard! I've only done it a few times, but it was's all about foot placement. There's just a lot more to think about.

    KC is a fun place! I hope you have a great conference.

    PS- Thanks for linking up so faithfully :)