Still here, and I’ve even been crafty! I had this sparkly strawberry on my desk, leftover from my March JiFFy post. I couldn’t let it go to waste! Plus, my friends at Unity are celebrating THREE FABULOUS years this week. It seemed like a great day to post! Happy Birthday, Unity!
This strawberry is so sparkly. It looks so sweet.
Sweet. It’s how I’ve been feeling lately, and that’s a good thing. I’ve mentioned several times that I took up running late last spring. After several declined invites to run with a great group of lean, mean and dedicated ladies here in town, I finally accepted last week, and I’ve ran with them 3 times so far. I could cry telling you how good it felt to finally run 4 miles (FOUR MILES!) without stopping to walk! Actually, I could cry from how tired my lungs felt during and after. It hasn’t been perfect any of the 3 runs, but even the first morning, I left our local Y and finished with them. ME!
I’ll be honest. They’ve been asking me to join them for months, and last week my running plans fell apart at the last minute and there they were, sweetly encouraging me again. What if I can’t keep up with them? What if I have to walk? What if they leave me eating dust? What if I hold them back? (That was actually my biggest fear! – I don’t want anyone to hold up or not get a needed workout because of me!) But, I was at a point where I needed to be pushed. I needed to go further, and I needed consistent accountability. Saying a praise today for constantly having people come into my life with the right encouragement, at the right time. I am blessed.
If you want something you’ve never had, you have to do something you’ve never done. I’ve never been more certain of these words than I am right now.
I’ve got more crafty remnants from the weekend on my desk. See you tomorrow!
- Stamps: Sweetest Day and sentiment from a random KOM – Unity Stamp Company
- Ink: Tuxedo Black – Memento and Fresh Snow – Papertrey Ink (to sponge edges of kraft cardstock)
- Cardstock: Kraft, Intense Pink & Kiwi – Prism, White & Madison Plaid – Echo Park
- Accs: dots impression folder – Sizzix, linen thread, flower, diamond glitter, Copic Markers (R20, RV29 and YG23)