Thursday, July 8, 2010


Hello!! It's been awhile since I last posted. It seems like a lot has happened since I last wrote, but before I get to that, I wanted to share a card I made a couple of weeks ago for a dear friend of mine. I was in a card-making mood and this person was really on my heart, so I just started creating. She is a fabulous person!

My little word for the year has been "discipline", which is basically learning self-discipline. I have to admit I wasn't too crazy about the word at first, but now I realize just how perfect that word has been for me so far this year. It involves every area of my life. There are so many things I was being lazy about or I didn't "feel" like doing. Very quickly I learned that it's not always about what I *feel* like doing. I don't always *feel* like getting up in the morning and exercising, but now I do it. It's become a habit. There are plenty of other areas I could focus on in this post, but I wanted to share with you about the exercise part for now. A few months ago I started to run. Where did I get that crazy idea? I think I was just looking for something new to do. And so I did it and I didn't hate it like I remembered hating it years ago. I realized after 3 runs that I could run 3 miles without stopping and I actually felt good! If it wasn't for being disciplined and getting on my stationary bike almost every day before I attempted running, I wouldn't have picked up running. I had to build up to that. Now I have an ipod to accompany me on my runs and recently I bought a Nike+ ipod app to motivate me even more. It's the coolest thing! There's this sensor that goes onto my shoe and then my ipod can track my distance, time, and speed. It's super cool! I love living a disciplined life! It's totally worth it!

On June 26th at 11:59 pm Quent and I started to run in a fun run called Only Fools Run at Midnight. We ran the 5K portion and it was super fun! Running is opening up a whole new world! Whooohoo!!

For the 4th we went to Wrangell for a week. I had so much fun visiting with friends! It was so very wonderful!
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Winter said...

Woo Hoo for working out! I have been trying to get motivated and run too, but then we had rain for like a straight week and they got messed up. Plus it is the 100's and the humidity in Texas is CRAZY high, so it is like working out in a sauna! :) It would be great to have a treadmill, but there just isn't enough room in my house for that, so I guess I have to keep working out outside! :)
Cute card too! I love the polkadots!

listgirl said...

Wahoo for running! Sounds like you're doing well with that Nike + ipod!

Anonymous said...

You're doing great!

Nettie said...

it was ME ME ME>......I have that terrific card on my table!!!!!! and it is so so so good to be loved!!

Loretta said...

Cool deserve it!!! You are fabulous!!!
It was so good to see you and visit while you were here!!!
Love you

Gabi said...

Way to go, Christina!! Midnight run had to so cool!
Love your word for this year :)