Am I right? Anyone else go outside to find they now have a yellow car? Me too. I am very lucky to say that I do not suffer severely from seasonal allergies. To all of you allergy sufferers: I am so sorry. I have been dealing with “dry eye syndrome” and I finally have some relief from what seems like the 4th try at drops. I know this isn’t allergy related, but that pollen floating around isn’t helping. I saw this sign in the elevator (I couldn’t find the stairs!) at my eye doctor’s office and it reminded me of the game “four corners” we would play in elementary school during indoor recess on one of the those “April Showers” days.
So if April brings the pollen to May, May is bringing in the warmer weather as we move into June. On Sunday I went out for my longest run yet, four miles. I know that isn’t much to some, but this was a BIG deal for me. I participated in a Half Marathon training program and they said you should be able to run four miles. I always have that in the back of my head. So if I wanted to start training for a Half, I am ready! I don’t think I will just yet as I need to get more confidence up to leave the track. I think I will seek out a longer paved path somewhere. Plus, it’s fun to see sidewalk messages along the way.
As happy as my mind was about completing four miles, my body was not. It was warmer outside and I DID NOT drink enough water. I don’t know how else to explain it, but my body was just so sluggish afterward, I felt better after drinking lots of water afterward but I could have avoided this by drinking enough water beforehand…including the day before.
As the weather gets warmer some people don’t knit as much or just stop completely. Not me! I actually find that working on Christmas gifts during the summer to be very helpful. I haven’t been knitting very long so I wouldn’t knit someone a sweater…but I am very good at hats! As I mentioned in this post, I have knit hats for fundraisers and hope to do so again. A hat is a very nice and small project that you can fit in your lap and carry in a small bag. I actually carried one in my tote bag that I was using throughout a trip to Virginia to attend a figure skating competition for my daughter. My knitting was in my bag that I was carrying around that included everything from my wallet to antibacterial wipes to water. If you haven’t been to a figure skating competition, it is like every other type of competition. You WAIT for hours until it is your child’s time to compete. I would imagine swimming, wrestling, dance, and many other types of events are like this. To put it gently, there is a lot of time to kill and I can happily chat with other parents as I knit.
My current “small” project is this dog sweater. It’s coming along nicely. I am just about finished with the decreases, and then I have to pick up the stitches for the trim. Wish me luck!
The photo above is showing the belly side up. There are leg holes there, you just can’t see them because of the black yarn. I think it is going to be so stinkin’ cute!!!