Friday, August 14, 2009

Friday already!!

Wow! This week just zipped by!

I'm still trying to keep up with my running and went out several times.  Wednesday nights we're doing hills and this past week it was 5 times up & down this "wonderful" hill. I seriously thought I was going to die when I went up the 4th time.  I told myself that was it and I really can't do it another time. 

So as I'm walking back down and nearing the starting line a lady comes by me (another runner) and asks me if this was my last one and I said "yes". So she offered to run it with me meaning this would be her 6th! (yikes!!!)  So I'm thinking "Oh great! now I really have to do it!"  
I ran my little steps. I breathed the way I was supposed.  I thought I was going to puke.  I was wheezing & making strange noises.  I pushed myself so hard.

I just wish that I could get to the point where I can say to myself "I can do this!"  I'm still at the-  "I'm not going to make it! They're going to have to carry me back!" - stage.

Last night I enjoyed a girls night out with my SIL, my mom and one of her girlfriends. We went to see Julia & Julie.  It was a fabulous movie! I love it!  I really liked the fact these 2 ladies husband just adored them and supported them in everything that they did. Then we went out for dinner afterwards to Earls.  I was so stuffed afterwards but had a great time out.

This afternoon I went shopping with my mom. Nice. Relaxing. Peaceful - 'cause of no kids. ;)  I even bought myself a skirt and my mom treated me with a sweater & top to match.  I love my new outfit!

Well, before I sign off here I just wanted to share some projects that I did for Black River Designs this month.

"A Day of Fun"

Supplies: Black River Designs patterned paper & rub-ons, Core'dinations Cardstock, Basic Grey chipboard letters, Scenic Route chipboard letters, Fiskars border punch, EK Success scalloped circle punch
"Summer Treats"

Supplies: Black River Designs patterned paper, Core'dinations cardstock, American Crafts Thickers & brads, Making Memories letter stickers, Fiskars border punch, McGill booklabel punch

"For My Friend"
Supplies: Black River Designs patterned paper, Core'dinations cardstock, BoBunny rub-on, Fiskars border punch

Supplies: Black River Designs patterned paper, Core'dinations cardstock, BoBunny rub-on, EK Sucess scallop circle punch, Colorbox fluid chalk ink pad, EK Succes corner rounded punch, twine

"Monkey Boy"
Supplies:  Black River Designs patterned paper, Core'dinations cardstock, American Crafts Thickers, Fiskars border punch, buttons, twine

Well, that's it for me.
Hope you have a fabulous weekend!!


  1. Wow, fabulous stuff!

  2. Fabulous pages - love what you did with the papers and the core'dinations! Been there done that on the running - now I just walk - my body thanks me - but I missing running!

  3. beautiful layouts, as usual!!
    Reading about your hill training...brings back memories to my first round of that. Not fun, but some crazy memories from those nights. I do remember running a hill in our route after a few hill sessions, and was amazed at the improvement. It was worth it! Good luck to you and your training.
    Roxanne (from Edmonton....took a couple of your classes at US)

  4. Love your layouts, Cari and the cute cards too! I can't believe that you 'think' you are still in the 'I can't do it' phase! Look how much you have achieved!!!! I bet you said 'I can't do it' way back when you started first too. You CAN do it and in fact, HAVE done it. I couldn't run from here to the end of my driveway :-). I could walk 20k but DON'T ask me to run. In fact, the thoughts of it makes me need to sit down. Right now.