Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Saylor




I had an opportunity to go and visit my really good friend Vanessa and finally meet her little man Saylor - who is now 10 months old.
And yes I did bring my camera. Took about 400 pics of the little man!
Here is a little taste of them

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Unicorns unicorns, so many unicorns


Sooooo and now presenting my purple unicorn!!!
She has a home and will be going to a little girl named Brie. I really enjoy making these. Every time I create a new one, I find some new trick or "opps" moment!
For the stuffing I used stiffer stuffing I found at Fabricland. More for use with tough pillows for couches. I'm really liking the use of it, as it allows me to mould the character and keep it's shape so much easier!

Other then that.. I'm about to try to learn how to crochet Tunisian crochet in rounds. YUP rounds. Finally there are some videos online, and now that I am taking a break from the unicorns, I can work on making myself a cowl! I purchased a long time ago some amazing yarn (on sale yipee) and have been wanting to make something for ME.. so will attempted to log it.. and bring you all on for the ride..

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Riding = Therapy

Not a lot of people know what has occurred to me in the past three years, and the loss that I have gone threw, but the day that I was finally able to ride a motorcycle sent feelings of freedom and total relaxation. I ride because I enjoy the sense of freedom that a motorcycle gives, your vulnerable, your at the mercy of the elements, you have to relax yet be aware of your surroundings. Your alone with your thoughts. I have solved world peace so many times I've stopped counting. It's funny no matter what even when riding in a group, you are surrounded by fellow riders, who all understand the peace and tranquility of riding, but you are still alone when you ride. I love it, it is my therapy, my release from this world, from my reality of life.
Someone once told me, have you ever seen a motorcycle in front of a therapist office??

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Yoga and cross training

Ok so I have started back up in yoga now.. oh boy! So much work again at least I have 30 weeks to go!!!
I have started to notice my energy level increasing, and I have lost 6lb now. Jeans are starting to fit better, and I notice my sleeping pattern is shifting...So far so good.. knock on wood!

I have to get my peddle bike up in working order again, so that can be added to my training sessions.

I'm also back into reading about running again and will post my favorite places to go soon.
I'm still pretty excited about this journey I'm partaking in. It's nice to have a goal again..
Again having a support team behind me is worth it's weight in gold!

So here is a list of runs so far that I would like to accomplish this year:

TC 10k

Run for Dad - Prostate Cancer run - as many of you know this is the cancer that took my father away from me and my family.. it's time to do the run again!

5k Run for the cure

Good life fitness Half marathon

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Day 2 of training

Ok sooo I have started my training again..
My legs are fine.. lungs NOT SO MUCH!
I have a lot of work ahead of me. Thank god I have tonnes of time. Again first goal 10k in May. God seems like it's so far away, and i'm never gonna get there! But baby steps I keep telling myself.
This go around I do have a fantastic support group, cheering me on

Monday, March 7, 2011

Half Marathon - here I come

Well I have decided to get my ass off the couch and do the Victoria Half Marathon again this year! I have officially started to train as of yesterday, so I am taking baby-steps current goal is to run the TC 10k in the first week of May, and then proceed to my final goal. I'm excited and nervous, but I know I can do it. I did it before a couple of years ago, I can do it again. I have tonnes of support this time around!
Baby steps!

Blue Unicorn



Here is my blue unicorn that I named Bob!
He is for my friend Mily, which in turn she will be giving to her nephew!
I'm really happy with the outcome. He has his own personality to boot!
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