Monday, September 21, 2009

Peacock Strut

This past Saturday, I completed my second 5K - a race known as The Peacock Strut! It was the 25th annual event. Back in April when my good friend and I crazily signed up to start training for our first 5K in June, I saw this event and convinced her to do it with me too. I mean, how could I - The Peacock Fairy - not do the Peacock Strut? Back then, September seemed a far way off. Well, it was here before we knew it and we did not train for this one like we did for the one in June. But, I am happy to report that I pushed through and surprised myself. I really and truly admire people who run marathons!!! Whew! Here I am adjusting my number. Can you believe I found a peacock feather workout top??? I also pinned a peacock feather in my hair.

Here I am coming up to the finish line. It was a beautiful morning and the route was very scenic through a nice park. To keep myself going, I enjoyed the beauty around me and breathed in the fresh air that had a hint of Fall to it. I'll have to do some research and find out where the name of this event came from.

I developed a cold over the rest of the weekend so I am now suffering through that. I was still able to have a fun weekend though because my husband was home after being gone a week in Europe for work. The dogs and I really missed him. It was his birthday yesterday.

It is hard though, to get things done when you are under the weather. In the back of my mind, I was thinking about how Stringing magazine had put out their deadlines for the 2010 issues. When I double checked them yesterday, I saw the deadline to email photos for an early approval for the Spring issue was today! I do like that they have that feature. So, I rushed around yesterday to complete a necklace I had an idea for. I had to make a trip to Michaels, then photograph it and send it off. I sure hope they like it! I felt rushed and am now doubting myself, but I don't think I would have designed it any differently if I had more time. I'm just being hard on myself - we are our worst critics sometimes aren't we?


Leslie @ Bei Mondi said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hope you start feeling better. You look like a professional out there running.

Marbella Designs said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I admire those who run marathons too. Amazing!
Feel well soon

TesoriTrovati said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I don't run even if I am chased so I totally appreciate what it took to do this! Check out EtsyStalker today...there is a peacock necklace featured that of course made me think of you! Wishing you well...I went through that terrible head cold twice in one month! Finally feeling better...Enjoy the day! Erin

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Heather...I forgot to meantion this...did you see the cool vintage peacock Avon perfume bottle that Andrew Thornton is selling? I immediately thought of you! Check it out:

Enjoy the day! Erin

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I almost bought that peacock tank! I opted for the short sleeve solid top instead. The matching capris are SUPER comfy! Anyhow, congrats on your race, it looks like a beautiful course! Hope to see your necklace in Stringing magazine :)