Saturday, September 27, 2008

Monza half Marathon

It's a really good thing that my daughter is studying photography because her mother SUCKS as a phographer. This is the only photo I took at the Monza Half Marathon last Sunday. It's a self portrait of me and my friend Lucy. Then I put the camera in my bad and forget that I even had it. I had about 20 clients running it, including four that I have a pretty intense communication with (email, telephone calls) but had never seen face to face. Very exciting! I ran with one of them, Roberto. Or rather, I kicked Roberto from the start to finish in the butt so that he would make it to the end. He did, and I was very proud of him. He finished in 2h18' and I never ever thought we could pull that out of him. As for me I was happy because I stopped and waited for him for three times for about two minutes and felt okay until the end. My back was okay but I did do a little extra yoga this week to compensate. The next big get together is in a few weeks when I'll meet the first timers I'm training for My First Marathon. Can't wait!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Moving on

I've been in a pretty good space lately. Lots of new plans and finding different ways to spend my time besides thinking about the book...did I tell you how happy I am to get that finished? Now I have this avalanche of work that keeps coming in and I'm finally able to program it instead of feeling totally overwhelmed. Plus, I have days off now. Sounds crazy but I haven't had a real day off for a really long time because whenever I had free time I felt like I should be spending it writing. I would go out for a nice day (family or racing) and come home guilt ridden because I should have been writing. No more!
Today I bought some supplies for a canvas book I want to make for personal workouts. I'll show it to you when it's done. I want to do a prototype and then if it works out nicely set up a small production and make them for the holidays. Sewing and graphics and writing and sports all wrapped into one! My favorite :-)

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

What I'm doing right now if you want to know...

  • Inserting in the graphics and photos for THE book. It's been approved by my editor who commented that it was "fascinating" (hee-haw!!) and three guinea pig female readers who said they "gobbled it up". I'm super excited, to say the least.
  • Missing my 30th High School Reunion. I am so bummed about this you have no idea. I was all set to go when the teenage unit in the house started to pull one too many pranks and I just do not feel comfortable leaving the fort unattended. Oh well, the positive thing is that through the Facebook space they set up I am back in touch with some cool people that I literally have not seen in thirty years.
  • Training for NYCM. I'm still going, I'm still running. Amazing since my back is totally screwed and sometimes I can't move...but then I do some yoga and I'm okay. I'm starting to get excited about American coffee and walks in Central Park.
  • Getting the kids back to school. Love the kids, also love when I can work uninterrupted for several hours on end and this can only happen from september to june when they are in school.
  • Excited about new projects that I'm planning and book touring and anything that has to NOT do with the actual writing of the book. I am so happy about not feeling guilty anymore that I am not working on THE was consuming my life, literally.