I used to hate it. It made me feel worse about myself and was too much for my lungs and knees. But now that I’ve been at it for a few weeks and my body’s getting stronger I finally see the appeal.
I have a long ass way to go but with each run I do see improvement in my time and that’s enough to keep me going for now.
I went to dog beach with the usual gang–my sister, her husband, their two boxers, and my two kiddies.
It was Hugo’s first time and I think he had the most fun.
Lily was her usual weird self on the ride home and chose to face the seat instead of forward.
And here’s Maggie. Totally over it.
Hope you all had a lovely Monday! I’m off to finish some crochet pieces.
After an epic hike on Wednesday I decided 2013 is the year for redemption.
You see, I did the LA Marathon in 2010 and I SUCKED. Royally.
I was more embarrassed than proud at the end because I knew I could have done better. Others of course were like, “OMG! You did it!” and it was like yeah, I did it, but not well.
Signups haven’t opened yet but I already committed to it with a few friends. I’m so excited. I’m going to train and do it right this time around.
Hugo’s been hiking with me but never struggled until today. At one point I thought I’d have to carry this 40 pound beast! But then he saw a bunny and ran like the wind. All was fine.
Have any of you done a marathon before and if so, how was it? How did you train?
PS: This is what happens when Hugo doesn’t get attention.
What we hoped to sell tons of.
What we actually sold tons of.
What I was most excited to buy.
What I was most excited to eat.
What exaggerated excitement looks like.
What I was pleasantly surprised to find in the boonies.
What I thought would be a quick and easy project.
What I felt like at the beginning.
What I felt like by the end.
What made me forget everything that sucked (sort of).
I’ve been sewing a lot this past week, more so than usual.
Nah just kidding. I turned that chiffon into a dress! You get to see it from Hugo’s perspective.
I also worked on a pair of pants. I don’t know that they’ll be as cool as the plaid ones but they’re definitely more wearable.
To all you Momma’s out there, especially the dog ones, Happy Mother’s Day!
PS: I wanted to do this post in vlog form but I caught a cold and my sexy phlegm voice isn’t so sexy anymore. Sorry guys.
PPS: Boojiboo will be at the Strawberry Festival next week. Say hi! Eat strawberry pizza! Drink strawberry beer! Buy strawberry-related things! Or not.
My sister and I have been wanting to try Bottega Louie for a while so today we drove down for brunch.
Portobello fries! A definite must if you go.
Eggs, potatoes, and veggies.
We ordered a chocolate souffle for dessert and when it came to the table the server put on a show. He assaulted it with a spoon then lifted the cream holder above our heads. He poured the cream into the newly-made hole with expert precision and BAM! The souffle was ready to be devoured. Fancy.
On our way out I grabbed a pack of five macarons. The strawberry and salted caramel were the only ones that made an impression.
We stopped at Half and Half, a tea house that is known for their ridiculous wait. They add pudding to your drink if you want but it’s more like gelatin. I like it but know it weirds some people out. I usually get the ice milk with caramel, honey boba, and pudding.
When we got home I sewed up a tank. I cut the hem off in the photo but it’s asymmetrical…my favorite!
After I finished the shirt I took new apron photos. An announcement was never made on the blog but the French Maid Aprons are listed. There’s the classic black and white, black and white dot with colors, and soon there will be solid black with colors. Some are made to order (one week turnaround time) but we at Boojiboo headquarters are doing our best to make sure that changes.
Here’s Hugo in all his cuteness.
And just in case you think Lily’s being neglected, no. She isn’t. If anything she’s getting MORE attention to make up for the change.
A long (but awesome) day.
Tomorrow I’ll be home knitting my heart out. Hope you have a lovely weekend!
The knitting gods answered my prayers for sweater weather. I debuted this sucker today and I’m in love.
I paired it with a black tank, black jeans, and black boots.
Oh sweater weather, please stay a little longer!
(The pattern is Bird of Passage by Asami Kawa)