Sunday, January 24, 2010

Keepin' The Date Up

I'm pretty pleased with my progress on my "goals". I've learned how to crochet the Chain Stitch, to make Single Crochet Stitches in the Chain. Which, I might add, was a huge pain to learn, and took me three days to get it. My hubby's grandma tried to show me how several years ago (key word being "tried"), and as I struggled with this stitch, some of what she showed me started to come back. Once I remembered this, it all came together. Then I leaned the Turning Chain, Single Crochet row 2, the Slip Stitch and finally finishing off my work. Now I have a piece of fabric about 10 1/2 inches long and 1 inch wide. I love it, and I think I'm going to use it as a bookmark in my crochet book. Which is called "The Happy Hooker" LOL! I've decided to continue practicing what I've learned before I move on. If anyone wants a crochet bookmark let me know. ;)

Running has been going well. I've increased the time I run by a minute this week. This slow buildup is agonizing, but necessary if I want to do a Half Marathon, or run any distance for that matter. Even if I don't run in an official race, just getting my mileage up to double digits would be awesome. When I trained for my last HM, gosh that has to have been almost 7 years ago, my training went so well, and I had a blast. I'd love to feel that way again. I joined the social networking/training log site "dailymile". I'm really enjoying reading other runner's thoughts on their workouts and giving them virtual high-fives.

Lastly, I've picked up the guitar this week. And right now, all I can say is "OUCH!" My fingers are currently tingling. Hubby says I'm dong well. Like he can say anything different. ;)

I must say, I'm pleased with myself. As I said in my previous post, I tend not to finish things. But so far, I haven't given up (even with that stupid crochet stitch). I also feel I'm being a good example to my daughter. When she says she can't do something, we always tell her to try. And when she does and still can't do it, we tell her it takes practice. I hope I'm teaching her something that I didn't learn until now. I hope it will serve her well.

Carry On.

1 comment:

Tracey Kite said...

Wow, you are doing great on your goals. It is still January and you are well on your way with all three. I think you are setting a great example for your daughter! Keep up the good work!