Then, in what I find to be an ironic twist of fate, I decided to take a tumble onto the one thing you rarely find in my neck of the woods and often complain about the lack of: a sidewalk.
|A couple of palm scrapes and this. Yup. I was a trooper...|
HARD CORE TROOPER!
My arms flew up in front of me as I started falling, the thought going through my head "Nooooo, not my face, I need that to liiiiiieeeeeeeeeeeeevvvvee"... and about 3/4 of the way through the fall (yes, it was super slow-motion), the word face got replaced by the word iPhone, with an accompanying slight body twist.
It sped up again. Bang-slam-slide-Crash!
It was quite epic. I'm glad anyone who saw it was in a car going 45 MPH in a 30 zone.
So, there I was, halfway through my run, my heart-rate plummeting (or maybe not). Some slight scrapes on my palms, and I know my right arm near the elbow is likely torn to shreds. I could call The Husband and have him pick me up while I stand there, bleeding and whimpering. Or I can finish my run... while bleeding and whimpering.
It'll save gas-OMIGODTHEPAIN-so let's go.
So, despite me, nature, and the sidewalk being against me... I will be running again. And despite my trying to buff up my arms for a future cosplay*, my arms will be a wonderful collection of scars and bruises.
In unrelated news, the quilt is almost, but not quite. I am slow as heckery, but all I have to do is place on the binding.
|The actual stitching was both not-fun and|
very fun. Isn't that strange?
So... it's not going to win awards. When I tried to "stitch in the ditch", I drove up onto the sidewalk and zig-zagged like a crazy person most of the way. The squares of off. It's crooked. It's crazy... but I do love it. It really does remind me of me in many ways. I can't wait to sew some more and one day perhaps become slightly okay at it. :)
In any case, hope to finish this up soon and share some final pictures with you.
Sorry sweater! I will finish you, I promise!
* Yes, I said cosplay. I have a lot of geeky habits. Cosplay would have been one, but I'd always been intimidated by my size. Now, I will be doing it. If you know me, you know I'm a huge geek. If you don't... then I have some news for you.
Are you sitting?
Okay. Here's the news.
I'm a huge geek.