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Sunday, November 03, 2013

TUSAL and Some Finishing

It's TUSAL time again. 


This month it's quite a mix of threads as I've been working on all kinds of smaller projects. 

This weekend has been rather productive, too productive to share it all in one post!  Since I'll be blogging daily for the rest of November I'll need to spread things out a little.   I did the finishing on my exchange ornament for next weekend. 


Being in the finishing groove, I also did the finishing on the six JBW Doves I stitched up earlier this year.   I like the simplicity of this finish. 


In the last few weeks I've started running again, albeit slowly and with frequent walk breaks. This weekend I braved the cooler weathers and got out on Saturday for a "long run" on my favourite trail!  I did over 7km walking 2 minutes, running 2 minutes. There's something about being on this trail that I just love that I'm willing to bundle up and risk getting rained on to spend time on it. I pretty much had it to myself, only running into one person in the 70 minutes I was on it. 


Today I did a shorter run in my village, over 3K. This time in increased my run intervals since it was a shorter distance. I walked 2 minutes and ran for 4. 

I'm so happy to be running again, I had to stop due to a foot injury, a month ago I hand a cortisone injection and so far it seems to be doing its job... For now. The last one I had only lasted six weeks. When I run I feel powerful, I feel alive, unstoppable. I just ordered a new pair of running shoes and I look forward to hopefully picking them up this week.  I'm taking it slow and trying not to push myself too hard hoping that my foot will hold up. 

21 comments:

Barb said...

The dove ornaments are great. Super finishing!

Dee said...

The doves are beautiful and I agree ...a simple finish is just perfect.

I have a question on your timing of running. When you are running outside, how do you keep track of the minutes without constantly checking your watch?

On a treadmill it is pretty easy, but outside I don't want to keep *looking* at a device. Do you have some kind of timer?

sharine said...

The ornaments look beautiful:)

cucki said...

Beautiful ornament..
Hugs x

Mouse said...

love your wee doves and glad to hear your foot is holding up and you are breaking it in gently too :) love mouse xxxxx

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely finishes and orts. Glad you are able to start running again.

Christine said...

The dove ornaments are lovely!

Annette said...

How great those Dove's..
really awesome!

Chris said...

The ornaments are lovely! I really like the way you finished them.
Woohoo on the running. It is so great to be outside this time of year.

♥ Nia said...

A lovely set! Congrats on your finishes :D

Lianne said...

Take care of the foot and then enjoy! Lovely finishes!

Ranae said...

beautiful collection of finished dove ornaments

Vickie said...

The doves turned out beautiful Dani.
Good for you! Way to go. I feel for you. I know how very frustrating it is to want to exercise, but my body won't let me due to pain.You go girl!!

Bonnie Brown said...

The doves look great!

Linda said...

I love the way you finished the doves Dani. Very pretty. Good luck with the running.

Linda

Emma/Itzy said...

Great finishes! :)

Well done on getting out there and running again, I have a 10k in two weeks and I really need to get out there again to prepare...but its just so darn cold and dark! :(

Kielrain said...

Love your doves.

Great job on getting out there running again. :)

Karoline said...

The doves are lovely, great finishing

Good for you on getting out running again

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

The doves look great all together like that, nice finishing.

Congrats on running again too.

Andrea said...

Beautiful ornaments.

Ann said...

Hi Dani,
I like your dove ornaments a lot! Maybe I should also give a try at the JBW designs ;-).
You're very courageous going out for a run frequently (even in bad weather)!