Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Life, dogs and learning to run...

I'm still working on my running...however, I have hit a snag...my left knee. After my Thursday run last week, it started to click as I walked up the stairs. (Pretty picture isn't it? Makes me cringe thinking about it) I also noticed on my run that my left foot was turning inward. *Wonderful* I have a feeling that's the problem with my knee. My friends told me that the right shoes should help me. But yesterday I started using Andy's knee brace, but it was actually more work using it as I felt "uneven." Anyway...I think I need new shoes...I hope that's it though...I'm already registered for the 10K.

So I'm really excited about getting in shape again. Running is great, but I tend to get bored...so I ordered Ballet Booty Yoga workout. This is the first time I actually ordered something after seeing an infomercial (but I didn't buy it directly from them). I used to love dancing! My favorite workout was a ballet workout video and I took jazz for years and loved it! I think this will help with the motivation problem. But as I said, I didn't order it from their company...I ordered it off Double Day Book Club where shipping was $2 compared to $13. I'll keep you posted...

Kelvin and Dakota have been driving me up the wall today... Dakota's latest goal of life is to try to convince me that dinner time moves back an hour each day. When I was working I'd feed them when I got home, but now I'm home dinner time has been at 5p.m. For the past month or so, at 4 p.m. like clockwork she jumps on me, cries and just annoys me until I give in (which I do). However, it's getting earlier and earlier, but always on the whole hour. Smart chicky... Of course I'm not going to be pushed around by my dog...so I fed them at 4:30...so there!

The job outlook hasn't been good. Companies must not do much hiring at the first of the year, as the listing have even dwindled. I am doing some freelance work though. It would really be nice if I could find a writing job with a publication, though.

Thanks to everyone who commented and encouraged my running! I really need it now that it seem that typical Wisconsin winters seem to be upon us.

I leave you with three new layouts...


Credits: papers, rubons and ribbon from Wisp by Tracy Ann Robinson (Scrapbook Bytes); alpha brushes by Nancie Rowe Janitz and date stamp by Amber Clegg(Scrap ARtist)



Credits: Everything (except brushes) are from Frosted Friends by Scrapbook Bytes E-team (Scrapbook Bytes); paint brushes by Michelle Coleman (Scrap Artist)


Credits: Everything by Teresa Ferguson: Paper, rubons and word art from "Enjoy the Ride" and template from Smarties 2, everything available at Sweet Shoppe Designs.

Ta ta for now...

5 comments:

Lena Brandenburg said...

Your layouts are fabulous! Congrats on the running! I MISS running :( but alas, my knees aren't what they used to be *making me sound geriatric* but ten years ago I was a running fool! LOL It sounds like you are doing wonderfully!

Susan said...

Gorgeous LOs (as always!) Hope your knee is better soon and your dogs are too funny...

Stephanie said...

Oh...tell me how you like the Yoga Booty Ballet! I was eyeing it in my Target Ad last week. :)

Love the LOs!!! Off to love them in the gallery. :)

Lee said...

All fabulous layouts but I absolutely LOVE 'Poor Baby'. Great stuff!

Julie (mrs2a50) said...

OMGosh, you'd think you were starving those poor dogs! ROFL! BTDT! Love your layouts! Good luck with the running - my knees are what always kept me from running. Well, that and the fact that I am horribly out of shape!