|I hope you find you find yourself healthy and in good company. I am happy to be done with 2012 and I am looking forward to starting over.. I love new beginnings. There is so much excitement and dreaming involved with starting over.. Did you choose your word for 2013? Not only did I choose a word but I signed up for "One little word" at Big Picture Classes.|
I am looking forward to what ever the universe has planned for me in 2013. My plan is to practice my painting and enjoy the process. I also plan on running more. I'm trying to get faster but my goal is to complete my first 50 miler. I can't wait to tell you about my word and why I chose it.
HAPPY NEW YEAR !!
please be safe and no drinking and driving.
Monday, December 31, 2012
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Monday, December 24, 2012
Saturday, December 22, 2012
|Its funny how things work out like me being absent from one of my favorite places...here|
I often dream about what I would like my blog to look like and then what I could do here..That's when I get afraid. It feels like stage fright. I blog about what I am passionate about. Things that fuel my quirkiness. My blog is my on line journal about life..So here is whats is going on for me. I have many plans for the new year.All my plans usually start of as day dreams that I have while I run. Running provides me with a place to dream. I have been dreaming all about what I would like to create for my life in the new year. I want to learn so many things. I was watching this movie about the end of the world and I felt like the main message was life is to short not to love ridiculously. We must find those things we love to do and try doing them. I find a great escape in moving my body the way running allows me too. Sometimes it feels so easy that my mind just flies away. I am taking a painting class that starts January 1st.
True Free Spirit
Mindy Is a really sweet girl and her style is whimsical and free.
The class is a all year long and totally affordable. I consider mindy to be my friend and I am really looking forward to making way more time in my life to paint and just creating away. As a teacher I feel she has that ability to help you let that little girl in us paint. I am also going to a retreat she is teaching in San Francisco.
My dreams have been colorful and excited about painting .
Since my dreams are all over the place taking big leaps in running seems to be on my mind a-lot. I run almost everyday even if its just 3 miles. My plans for early next years are a full marathon in January . A half marathon in February along with my second 50k. I always picture myself having such a good time dancing and pretending to fly as I run. Its what I do. I also really like that I have be disciplined. When I run I dream about having my very own house and how cool it would be live in Boulder again. I am not moving but I can dream. I also chose my word for next year on a run. Mindful , I really need to be more mindful of life. I am working on being grateful and more aware of all the blessings I have right in front of me.. The one thing about getting older I love is that I am able to see what I need to work on with in myself and I know when I need to apologize. I am more aware of how lucky I am that I have my 3 kids.. I can not ever even begin to imagine what would happen if I did not have them. There is so much I dream about and so much I know I take for granted that I want to work on being more simple and grateful. I dream about forgiving. How good it would feel to just let go...I did forgive my x husband this month. I am even taking the time to acknowledge what I did wrong in my marriage. That is big for me. I was not the perfect wife and I know that but I am woking on just being good friends. Good Parents to our kids. Forgiving myself and him was big but its also taken a huge weight of my shoulder.
So I am off to run with my dad this morning and I hope you are happy and that this post did not bore you. I like you am just trying to figure my life out and making it the sweetest I can.
Monday, December 17, 2012
I love how this video makes me feel.
It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. It also makes me miss living in Boulder Co.
I wish everything on TV was this sweet.
It is important to surround ourselves with things, people and music that nurtures our being. It is also equally important to nurture those who we hold dear.
Saturday, December 15, 2012
|The Performers where|
I want to share videos of each performer to see if you like them. Sadly I think this was my last concert of 2012. It was a great night and I will remember it for a while.
Friday, December 14, 2012
|HI guys.. I have been busy busy.. I signed up for painting class that starts January 1st, so I decided to get some practice in. I thought it would be fun to paint my sister and her two baby girls and give it to her for Christmas. What do you think?|
“Every artist was first an amateur.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
Monday, December 10, 2012
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
|This past weekend was so much fun. I was able to attend a Sea side Soiree and Art retreat put on by Elena Lai. She runs a non profit called Charity Wings to learn more about Elena and her work go here.. The project you see above was created by Jennifer Priest . She has been my friend for several years and she is such a talented artist..|
|One of the reasons I was so excited about attending this retreat was this wonderful artist, who I now call my friend, was teaching.|
Her name is Danita Arts http://danitaart.blogspot.com
|I love when to watch an artist create a piece in front of me. I feel as though I really get to see their creative process. Danita was present and very patient with all of her on lookers.|
|This was my creative space. Notice my McDonald's ice coffee.|
|The creative space that Elena provided for us, over looking the beach in La Jolla California, was magical..|
|This was the mermaid I created with Danita's help.|
|This project was lead by Jen Cushman|
Monday, December 3, 2012
|Now my running goals for this month go as fallows..|
I am going to log a minimum of 200 miles this month. I do not have any races but I am challenging myself to run 45 minutes everyday this month. I can add more if I want but not less. I read this article and thought why not. http://www.endurancecorner.com/library/running/30_day_run_camp
I am definitely feeling way better about my running skills. I know what I need for next year is more endurance and many more miles under my belt. I believe that fallowing through is the key to success. I was watching Oprah 9 years ago and I just had a baby. I think my baby was about 1 at the time. I had a-lot of weight I had not lost and I needed to get outside. Oprah had a some kind of doctor on the show and they said if you anything for 21 days it becomes a habit..I had nothing to lose and at the time I was a stay at home mom so I said why not and started walking everyday for the 21 days. I also prepared myself for success. I got a calendar and one of those big black markers. I wrote one through 21 on my calendar and then each day crossed it out. I also put a picture of what I was going to treat myself to if I finished...
That started a whole new chapter in my life. I lost the weight I needed to lose but more importantly I found this inner strength within myself that I never I had. I honestly had the experience that having a healthy body helps you lead a healthy life and make life choices according to that life style. I love a fun challenge. This is day three for me and if you too would like to join.. You should...The hardest part is day 13 to day 17 after that you are good to go..
My next race is the Carlsbad full and then my second 50k is in February. I will share my training ups ad down with you and tell you all about my art adventure..