Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
But I thought, what the hell. So I started slow. Very slow. I think for the first few months I gradually went from "running" for 30 seconds out of every five minutes, at like 5mph, and every time I ran I'd up it by 15 seconds. Clearly it took a while to work up to running nonstop for half an hour. But eventually I did it, and then I decided to start keeping track of my miles.
That first year, without even trying, I logged 820 miles. So I decided to go for 1,000 the following year. This sounds like a lot, but really it's only 250 every three months, so under 100 per month.
That first year? I tore my rotator cuff in two places, had surgery, massive amounts of PT, a frozen shoulder, ANOTHER minor trip to the hospital to take care of that, and lots of time away from the gym. I don't think I even managed 500 miles that year.
The next year? Another bout of achilles tendonitis. Here's a tip: when you damage your achilles, you need to be VERY VERY careful when you go up an incline of any kind. So, another summer in The Boot, and I logged perhaps 600 miles. This was last year.
This year, 2008, I decided I would be injury free and I WOULD hit 1,000. And guess what? I did it! Saturday morning I passed the mark, and am now sitting pretty at 1,002.8 miles. I might be able to get to 1,030 or 1,040, depending on my level of sloth. It was 16 degrees out this morning, so the sloth won out.
Maybe now I can relax.
Monday, November 03, 2008
I'm now sewing everything together, my very least favorite part of any project.
Monday, October 27, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
And then I discovered that I have seven tons of shades of white left over, so I'm in the middle of doing a white-themed, bobble square blanket. We'll see if it turns out at all. Otherwise I guess I'll have at least 24 cotton squares to give away as washcloths.I haven't been a total slacker this summer, just maybe a 75% slacker. Oh, and these pictures were taken with my fancy new Blackberry phone, which I really don't know how to use yet, which is why they're perhaps a tad too dark.
Thursday, August 07, 2008
Wednesday, May 07, 2008
Monday, February 11, 2008
Wednesday, February 06, 2008
I'm now in the middle of doing the strap/sides. Then I attach it all together. And then comes the totally scary part of agitating the hell out of it in hot water. And THEN comes the really scary part of cutting HOLES IN THE FRONT FLAP. Eek!