Monday, November 26, 2007

Self Realisation


Art Card #45: What have you come to discover about yourself lately?


I can jog two miles. A couple years ago my friends invited me to get up early in the morning and go jogging! I laughed at the idea. Me, jog? I would rather sleep in as late as possible, thank you very much! She was a very convincing friend. She told me I would feel better about myself and have more energy. She told me that when my children greeted me in an awakened state it would be much more pleasant than when they shouted my name and told me they wanted breakfast while I was pulling the sheets up over my head. So I gave it a try. I needed to keep my body healthy and I was up for the challenge. At first I could barely go a quarter of a mile without stopping to walk a bit and catch my breath. My friends were so nice to walk with me and help me build up my endurance. I stuck with it and each month I tried to go a little bit farther. Two years later, I can run two miles without stopping! I'm sticking to this jogging habit.
Supplies: Magazine clipping from REI, stickers from Miss Elizabeth's, patterned papper from "The Stack"

12 comments:

Marjolein said...

Wow, great! Love the photo on the card, and girl, you had me laughing here about how your friend persuaded you....I just saw you there in bed....kids shouting and being hungry:-))
But I think it's great what you do.. maybe we all should do this but.. I don't have a friend here who can run with me!!

Kt said...

So awesome. Wish I could go with you. Having someone to excersize with helps motivate so much!

Jenny said...

That is so awesome! I'm not a runner, but I do like walking and I can totally understand how you feel about it. You do feel better both emotionally and physically when you're done. Great job on your card!

Lucky Starfish said...

ewww. Are you sure we're related??


hehehe I'm just teasing. That's really terrific! Want to build up my endurance for me too??

Ralphie said...

Big shocker for me too. I enjoy a good run. Rock on!

happydays525 said...

This is awesome, love that you have stuck with it. I need to do this, start that is. Thanks for the inspiration, great photo too by the way!

valerie said...

fab card awesome pic of running in the snow

Paula said...

Well done you! Fabulous achievement. I admire you.
Great card.
I need to get in shape, my old part time job kept me very physically fit but I quit as it was too draining after a full 7 hour day job to go work 2 more hours.

Nat said...

wow what a cool photo!!! Awesome card!

Penelope Crackers said...

How fantastic! I'm so proud of you. I have some friends trying to get me to get out there too in the morning. I know I'll feel better, but I like that sleep thing too:). Thanks for your good example. That's a great photo and card.

Je@net said...

Wow, great card and a fabulous pictures!!
He, you can be proud on yourself girl!!

Lis said...

Love the photo you used, great card!