Halfathon Challenge, 25% Done
Thursday night I was working late, huge project underway. I’ve been fighting off a cold for weeks, feeling a bit under the weather, but just not sick, if you know what I mean? I woke up Thursday feeling a bit more like the threatening cold was no longer threatening, but not too terrible. Around the time I decided to go get the free flu shot from work, my chest tightened up & the coughing began. Sure enough, by 7pm, I was utterly miserable. I thought for sure I was done for in terms of being able to run the Halloween Halfathon on Sunday. :(
By Saturday, I was feeling better, but still pretty blah. Once I found out that there was no time limit to the race, I had decided that I would go for it unless I felt truly awful when my alarm went off at 5:30AM. Happily, I felt up for it Sunday morning, so off I went. I had decided to run 3 miles, walk 1 – repeat as needed until I crossed the finish line. That lasted through the first 4 miles – that 1 mile of walking took forever! I didn’t care how slowly I shuffled along, I knew I wasn’t going to walk that much. I ended up with a terrible finishing time, but I didn’t care – I finished & that was all I wanted to do. :)
So now I have less than 6 weeks to train up for the Holiday Halfathon – my next one in the Florida Halfathon Challenge! I’m looking forward to it because I just know that I can get a PR. ;)
I’ve been knitting on a holiday gift here & there, as well as a ruffled shawl. Just simple projects that haven’t been too much of a challenge. The mojo still isn’t what it was, so simple projects still work for now.
I had crocheted my crochet hobo bag after losing Dad – but the yarn was a bad choice. It pilled with the first use & continued to pill more & more until it ended up actually felting some. I was disappointed, but not terribly so – I suspected it was going to be an issue. I found a fantastic replacement yarn from Knit Picks, though – their CotLin turned out to be a wonderful yarn to use for the bag! It could be a wee bit hardier, as it has shown a bit of wear – but I use my bag every day, so it is to be expected some. :)
Today’s Ravelry Search
I did something a little different for today’s search. This time, I have selected patterns from the Ravelry database that have been rated 8, 9 or 10 in difficulty – challenge yourself! Colorwork, cables, lace, amigurimi – what’s your flavor? ;) Remember, none of these are mine – just click them to go to the Ravelry page.
* Free pattern
Happy Wednesday, everyone!