at speed

Ok, I realize there is exactly one thing from this new episode we’re all freaking out about, but I’d just like to take a moment to appreciate the line about “that means sometimes evil is just a person trying to prove they’re good enough” for the blatantly obvious foreshadowing that it is.

Juno’s gonna end up an accidental villain, and it’s gonna be his father/grandfather’s O'Flaherty’s doing. I know it.

It’s a nice day to have the day off! It’s finally starting to feel like summer, I guess we just totally skipped spring. Yes, this is summer weather for these parts, so boo to those of you who say this would be chilly! This is the absolute perfect temperature! I love it! I was going to go to the beach or something today, buuuuuuuut, meh. I have plans tonight, so I’m just sitting around on the porch enjoying the weather instead. 

So since I can’t run right now and the only half marathon I have on my schedule right now is next month and I’m pretty sure I won’t be able to actually do it, I’m thinking that I might reign in my running and focus on shorter distances for a while. I do Beat the Blerch every year, that’s in September, I’m thinking I might just do the 10k instead of the half and try to focus on upping my speed instead of doing super slow long distances. I still definitely want to do half marathons, I don’t want to give them up forever, but I’m thinking I should try to defer this years to next year (I don’t know if I can actually do that) and then spend this year working up to that again, instead of having a bunch during the year again. I really want to get up to a more “respectable” mile time and be able to keep up with an actual running plan or something. Every Half I do I’m pretty much winging it, haha. I want to go in feeling more confident than I have before and have actual time goals rather than “just finish.” I KNOW I can finish a half marathon now, I want to work on feeling better about my times and getting back to PRing races, since I haven’t in a while. 

So ya, that’s just my blabbing and thinking “out loud” (whatever the written version of that is.) I’ll gladly accept any advice for how to work on speed and working my way back up once I’m fully healed! 

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Flash back, Friends.

At the moment I am deep in the art trenches finishing the Persephone image,so nothing new to show.

However I have over the years been lucky enough to have been supported in learning how to art by friends who have sat for me. Here are a few of them. These are for the most part speed paints (ie under 2 hours) (cept the Tiny Tina one, which took a but longer)

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Speed paint of three of the images I made for the Sunflower Skins project.

Enjoy~