Thursday, March 19, 2009

coloring muscles

Ellie has been huge into coloring lately. HUGE! So that means I have been huge into coloring lately.

"You want to color with me, right mommy?"

How do you say no to that?

The only problem is, my coloring muscles are out of shape.

Coloring muscles? you ask...

Yes, coloring muscles. Apparently lots of forearm work is involved in coloring and my forearms are weak! I have been slowly building those muscles up with all of our coloring sessions. Now I can get through a whole page without stopping to shake out my arm.

Am I the only one who believes this? Am I crazy? Or do I just have pathetic forearms??

Some of our latest collaborative works.

Speaking of muscles...I ran in a 5 mile race on Saturday and ran the whole thing! In 55 minutes. And there were some bitchin' hills. Yea me! As small a thing as this is, it was a HUGE accomplishment for me. Thanks to my friends Jen and Megan for keeping me motivated! And to Chris for letting me run at night even though he doesn't think it's safe. My next race (a nice, simple 5k,) is April 25th. I think I am hooked.