So, yesterday I went for a run. I stopped running due to plantar fasciitis problems back in November. I just started up again about 4 weeks ago. I used to run 3 - 4 times per week, only about 3 miles. Now, I'm limiting myself to two to save my foot.
Well, after 4 months OFF, every running step I KNOW I took too much time off. My foot is okay so far, but my cardiovascular abilities are not what they were.
I'm not a good runner or even a fast one, but I was (and hope to be again) pretty dedicated. I'm also a fairly new runner having started participating in a running group in January 2010. That said, 3 miles in 33 mins about killed me where I was at least at a 10 min mile before I took a break.
So, every day that I run, I tell myself that when I'm done I can do a craft. Yesterday I rewarded myself with TWO crafts. One, was to make the felted bird for one of the birdhouses I made a few weeks back. I re-watched the training video from Betz White (the birdhouse and bird were part of an online workshop I signed up for with Betz and it was wonderful). I made the bird to match the birdhouse. I think I was better at making the birdhouse than the bird. But here is the finished product.
And here are a few more bird closeups...
Running Reward Craft #2 coming up... stay posted!