Last week I had Running on the brain.
After several requests to attempt a painting geared for runners I decided to dive in and see what I could come up with. I worked for days on end, got stuck, quit – then came back to it until I finally finished it:
I wanted this piece to be for anyone who runs, whether competitively or for fun, young or old. I researched popular quotes and none of them really seemed to fit with the piece so I took a few words from here and there and added a few of my own. In all, I think it turned out pretty well for my first try.
Another reason why running was on my mind is because I joined Kyra’s Virtual 5K Challenge as a means to help keep me in shape since I spend so much time sitting and painting. This challenge she’s created is pretty fantastic and SO organized – she has a Facebook Group set up so that runners can talk with one another, she’s offering prizes (including a print from my painting above) and she even had merchandise made (t-shirt, anyone?) You can find out all about it. Just click on the icon below:
Little did I know that joining this 5K would not only keep me motivated to get regular exercise but as it turns out, it’s also going to help me train for an ACTUAL 5K race! No, there’s nothing wrong with your eyes – you read right. I signed up for my first 5K race, right here in town: The Color Run. Now, to those of you who’ve done this race before I know it’s not the same as other races because participants spend more time getting splattered with paint than they do run, but still, I’m terribly excited. I even put my own team together, including my husband who is not a runner at ALL! The race date happens to be our wedding anniversary, so that will make it extra special.
A few of you might be wondering how all of this training is affecting my back since I gave up running several months ago because of my back issues. Well, I am working on a post that will serve as an update on how things have been going since I figured out what was actually wrong with my back (if you missed it you can read that post here) and I’m eager to share my progress with you.
Have a good week, everyone.