Saturday, September 22, 2012

Soul Gardening

I'm working on my soul planner.  Of course, my planner is huge.  It makes me wonder if I was a Texan in another life.  Doing this type of planner speaks to me.  It's quirky, imperfect, and a little gaudy!  I like that if I really use it, I'll have some art in my day NO MATTER WHAT.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Working on Lettering

I've been knocked out of commission with this latest MS episode.  For a couple of days, I haven't been able to read (amazing how much you WANT to read when you CAN'T read), draw, or write.  I think I'm finally on the mend (I am typing this message).  To celebrate, I decided to take Joanne Sharpe's Letter Love class online. It looks like it will be fun.  It will also help me fill in my journal.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

First Haiku! Apple

Here's my first haiku.  The prompt was APPLE.

apple, green
crisp, crunchy, juicy
dribble, smile

Hijacked by Haiku

I had no idea, but apparently, February was National Haiku Writing Month - NaHaiWriMo.  I may have missed the official month, but I'm going to try and write a haiku everyday this month.  Yes, I know that I'm already four days late.  However, I believe it's never too late to start conditioning yourself to develop a habit.  Now I'm off to write a haiku.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Finding My Voice

NANOWRIMO is always a cleansing, discovering, and re-discovering time for me.  My time is always sooo limited.  I tend to put too may things on my plate.  When you at life's crappy twists and turns and nanowrimo, then it seems like I don't have any time at all.  That's when the gold comes through.  (At least it feels like gold.)  If I really don't have time, that's when my mind decides that it's going to pop out ideas.

I find that lately I'm drawn to surrealism.  I've got both of Lynda Barry's books and they seem to help with that.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Triathlon, I Mean Duathlon, DONE!

Well I finished.  I completed the Hammerman on Sunday.  I've been just completely drained for the last few days... physically and emotionally.  I knew that I'd be tired, but I don't think I was really prepared for how tired I'd be.

I'm also surprised at how critical I was (and how critical I still am) of myself.  I did this thing in 3 1/2 hours.  I really need to celebrate just finishing the course, but somehow I can't really enjoy it.  Clearly that's something that I need to journal about, so I can get to the bottom of those feelings.

I'm debating whether or not to exercise today.  I might go for a light run, then again I might coach-potato it for a second day.  If I don't exercise today, I'm not going to beat myself up.  I have a schedule running practice with my running group tomorrow.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

No Swimming

It's official, the swimming has been cancelled.  I'll be running, cycling, and running again.  Wish me luck!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Triathlon in Jeopardy!

For the last 7 weeks, I've been training like a fiend for the Hammerman Sprint Triathlon. (Yes, I know that 7 weeks isn't long enough to train for a triathlon, but I am insane.)  I've been doing P90X in the EARLY mornings (about 4 AM) for the last 5 weeks.  [Yes, I really have been waking up at 3:45AM to exercise at 4AM.)  I've worked up to swimming 550 yards (22 laps or 0.55 miles), biking 14 miles, and running/walking 4 miles.  I have a wetsuit ready.  I'm resting up my muscles this week so that I'll be ready on Sunday (Granted I developed a little cold, but...). Well..

I just read on the site that the event may be cancelled, because of the recent rains and possible bacteria in the lake (Eeeuuwww!), or that the event whole event will be changed to a duathlon.  Now I'm just waiting for the official word.

If the water really is that bad, I hope they postpone the event until the bacteria levels are better.  The swim is my strongest event.  (Not that I'm a strong swimmer by ANY stretch of the imagination.)  This is my first triathlon, so I really want to experience the whole thing.