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An Old Dress, A New Hope

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

I do a little knitting. So these ads come up on my social media feeds for a website for craft classes. I don't sew, but I saw this ad for a class for sewing these neat looking colorful wallets. I immediately thought of my small stash of vintage dresses. These dresses are smaller than I could ever hope to be. I purchased them many moons ago when I was thin, and they were too small for me then. I've kept them all these years because of the fabric - the fabric is soooo colorful and bright and pretty. I have been thinking about having them made into purses for ages. Today when I saw the ad for the sewing wallets, initially I thought - my dresses and these wallet patterns are a perfect match. But...

This week I started following the interval running program from From Fat To Finish Line - Run Your First Mile. And just today was my first day of jogging. I have tried many times in the past to start running and I've never reached this goal. I was encouraged to start because it's only a mile (not a couch to 5k, which by the way, I've never completed). And I've always wanted to be able to just run a freaking mile, ya know?

I've had more starts then I've had finishes in my life. I've purchased more vintage dresses than I can fit into, dreamed of more craft projects than I could ever finish in three lifetimes, and started a running program for about 2 seconds more times than I care to mention. But today, after picturing totally fab homemade wallets in bright bold beautiful colors, I paused, feeling my sore shins and calves from a mere 3 minutes total of not really running and I'm thinking maybe, just maybe, those dresses need to stay right where they are on their hangers for a little while longer.
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    Cheers, kudos and high fives to your New Hope!

    I just did my first ride of the season...totally wiped me out! Hard lesson when one loses one's conditioning and fitness! But keeping at it, spinning classes and weights and getting ready for another go at it by joining our club for a 40 mile ride this Saturday.

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    Keep pushing and you will make running that mile a reality
    1152 days ago
    It is not how many times you may fall down but how many times you get up.

    Keep on keeping on!

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    Take vacations. Go as many places as you can. You can always make money. You can’t always make memories.
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    1152 days ago
    The land of hope is glimmering before your eyes! OK, the dresses stay! emoticon Good luck with your first mile... I know you can do it!
    1152 days ago
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