will run for craft projects.

This morning I was reading an article about newbie racing and it mentioned something about what to do with all of those race bibs and race T-shirts that are piling up. Hum… I haven’t noticed the pile yet. I do have a tiny modest collection that sits on top of the refrigerator with coupons that I forgot about have expired in a basket (they probably expired because they were tucked away *safely* in that basket).

The article mentioned having a bag made out of them. It mentioned a place where you can send them your race bibs and for a hefty fee, they will make it for you. I found the site incredibly hard to navigate (cursive fonts in ALL CAPS are as useful to me as Chinese). After a bit more research, I found these instructions (the photo is courtesy of her site, too– thanks!) for making one yourself. :)


  • My inner craft-goddess twirled around in delight shouting, “I can make one, too!!!!”
  • My inner runner goddess hopped around screaming, “I have race bibs!!!!”
  • My inner voice of reality dropped her head and reminded all of us, “Hold off on that trip to the craft store… We don’t have quite enough bibs… Unless you’re just making a change purse.”
  • So if the satisfaction of finishing a race just isn’t enough… There is always the lure of a craft project around the corner.

    I’m off to look for races now!

    A note about the author: although multiple personalities may be eluded to in the post above, the author is perfectly mostly sane.


    friday update.

    In education, we always encourage reflection to improve our practice. I think it’s time I make that part of my personal life, too. So as I begin my blogging journey I’ll commit to making Friday recaps of the week. It’s only 52 a year… I can do that. Right?

    I am pleased with my accomplishments this week… I didn’t run a marathon, save a wounded animal, set a world record or find a cure for anything, but it’s the little things.

    1. I went back to my Wednesday night Weight Watchers meeting. I gained since I had been in over a month (duh. I didn’t need the scale to tell me). I am excited to be back. I missed the routine and my WW pals.

    2. I tried new fruit. Cherries. I had always been turned off by the pits (my excuse was: ‘potential chocking hazard’ but my reality was: ‘lazy’). They looked so yummy at Traders Joes. I washed them and put them in a colorful bowl in the fridge (I should put a pic here but I ate them before I thought about it) so I could snack on them while staring in the fridge (terrible habit but I am sure I’m not alone). Will buy them again.

    3. New fruit “dip” invented discovered. Trader Joes 0% Fat Honey Greek Yougart. Delish! Had it with cantaloupe and it was super. Made a great desert.

    4. Completed craft project #1. I had fun making my yoga bag and I actually finished a craft project. What’s next??

    5. New yoga bag and I made it to yoga– twice. I really enjoy yoga and didn’t realize how much I missed it until I was contorted in dragon today. I’ve got to keep scheduling myself ahead of time to make it work.

    6. I ran twice. When it was a zillion degrees. Nothing like all that heat to remind you that you haven’t had enough h2o during the day.

    7. I’ve blogged several times. Thanks for reading… It’s encouraging and I love the comments and ‘likes’.

    This week, I’ve been able to get back on track and live a little healthier. Goals for next week: drink more water, exercise, and finish laundry. The laundry isn’t fun or exciting or life changing but it is piling up. Ugh.

    How was your week? What will you focus on next week?

    summer craft project #1: update

    After our run today and a yummy dinner (grilled pork chop and asparagus), I started my yoga mat bag. The directions are incredibly easy to follow and I have measured (twice!), cut (once!) and pinned the handles. At this rate, I’ll be ready for shavasana sweating my butt off in hot yoga by Thursday!

    Being a responsible crafter (i.e. avoiding time suck behavior) I need to look at my calendar for tomorrow and schedule a craftiness session. I’m planning to reward my good behavior (running again and going to my Weight Watchers meeting) with time at the sewing machine.

    See my bag’s progress below…