John was out of town this weekend, so I decided to make use of my time by attempting a gallery wall. Best laid plans... yada, yada, yada. I took down all the pictures in our house & laid them on the floor downstairs where I could see everything in one place & start moving stuff into groups. This is basically where the process stopped as I immediately became overwhelmed & unmotivated. I had a lot of stuff to frame, so I distracted myself by going to Michael's.
Wandering around Micheal's, I remembered I bought a picture at Goodwill a year ago that I meant to stencil over, a la Young House Love, but never did because... I'm REALLY BAD AT CRAFTS. Seven dollars in stencil supplies later, I decided to go for it. Why not?
This project is on-going as this painting was professionally framed, which I didn't realize until I had to get the painting out & then I 1) sliced my finger off; 2) accidentally completely disassembled the frame & backing & have no idea how to put it back together. So it's kind of finished?
I don't run a lot of 5K's anymore, but I always run the Germantown 5K Bier Run, which was this past Saturday. It's funny, turns out you run faster when you lose 20 lbs. Who knew? I don't keep track of my 5K times, so I don't know what my fastest one is, but I've never been anywhere near a 30 minute finish time. I'm usually a 12-minute mile & finish somewhere around 38 minutes (my first 5K finish time was 45 minutes). I've been running a little faster lately, and not dying, so I figured I'd try to run a 10-minute mile & finish at 30 minutes, which would be a PR. And I not only did it, I did it in under 30 minutes! I mean, by 5 seconds, but whatever! Baby's first sub-30!
Heidi set her Gamin to keep us at a 10:00 pace, but I averaged a 9:38 pace. I still have no idea how I did it. Well, aside from not talking. Oh! And my pants fell down & I unknowingly ran the first quarter mile with half of my butt showing. So maybe the lack of butt fabric sped me up? Who knows. Yay, sub-30!
L to R: Heidi, me, Sarah, Alicia, Melanie, Lana
The best part about this race is the free beer afterwards. Thanks, Yazoo! I had a million beers, got super sunburned & walked around the street festival with Lana & Jaime for a few hours, then went home & got back to work on my gallery wall.
Full Oktoberfest photostream here. Click through for Elvis pugs (!!).
After a much needed disco nap, I rallied to meet my friend Shanna for a Predators home game. I haven't been to a Preds game in forever & had a blast! Shanna has season tickets & needed a seat partner for Saturday night's game. I willingly obliged. And the Preds won! It was so much fun.
On Sunday, my little ladies running group met for brunch at The Southern & then I meandered to Green Hills to cash in a Cosmetic Market coupon. Hello, Pumpkin Pie body wash from Philosophy!
My debit card was smoking, so I reined it in & went back home to Linda. Speaking of, I was trying to take a picture of her laying in the yard to send to John & she took off running towards me right when I snapped it. Action Linda! Heh!
In conclusion: my gallery wall is still not done, John is still out of town, Linda is inconsolable, & my hips still hurt from going HAM on Saturday.