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I am a band director at five private schools in Kankakee. Music is a big part of my life, but knitting and crafting are right up there too. I own a ridiculous stash of yarn, which I am slowly using... and replacing with better yarn... I tend to knit and crochet a lot, in class, out of class, while watching tv, while driving, pretty much constantly. I have been involved with crochet romantically for 15 years, and involved with knitting for 11 years. They sometimes get jealous of each other. I think its funny. Along with knitting and crocheting, I quilt, spin (drop spindle) and design patterns!!

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

No knitting

Ok so I am extremely close to finishing my Treble blanket. Like extremely.

It will get done tonight.

But I am excited about something stupid.

Like really stupid if you run alot.
Which I don't considering I really started running this week.
And the last time I ran a mile and timed myself was back in freshman year of high school. 8 years ago. And back then, like I said before it was a 15 min mile.

Sunday night I ran with my friend Laura, and we took it slow, so it was 11.02 for a mile. I pushed her on Monday night and we got her down to 10.40.

So today, already having been to the gym for an hour and a half today (elip, bike, and weight training is what I'm used to) and after sitting around crocheting this blanket for an hour or so, I decided to attempt the mile by myself.

9.20. yes. 15 minutes 8 years ago. to 9.20. in 80 degree weather, with the stupid wind pushing me back, and on a full stomach. (yes I decided to run on a full stomach. stupid.)

9 minutes and twenty seconds. at a jog.

Tomorrow, I am hoping to go a little later so it can be cooler outside. and I want to kick my own ass in time.

For now... a much needed shower. Then back to the blanket.

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