Monday, August 9, 2010

One down, one to go

That is of course months of summer vacation I am referring to.  :)  In the past, I've traveled, but this summer I decided to do a self-improvement stay-cation.  So, I researched a couple of activities I've always wanted to do, you know stuff to occupy my long, luxurious days off. 

I decided to become a runner, and even ran a race last month.  I plan on running another 4 mile race in September as well. I really love the New York Road Runners Site, it offers a lot of running suggestions and tips. I've been running on most mornings, either 4 miles or 2.5 miles.  I am already noticing quite a difference in my body and in my running ability.  Can you say Buns of Steel?  Because I will be able to very soon.  I mean, who knew something so easy could have such a great effect.

I also started taking group violin lessons with Ed Davis. I've really been loving those, although I don't think I practice as much as I should.  I used to play violin when I was younger, in fact I played for ten years, but before restarting lessons, I hadn't played for ten years.  I'm loving how cool violin accessories have become!  

The rest of my summer will consist of a sewing class and a running clinic.  I found a sewing class for beginners through 3rd Ward in Brooklyn.  In the class, we will be making a tote bag, pencil case (with zipper) (I <3 school supplies!) and eye glass case.  Yesterday I went to Fiber Notion in Park Slope for my supplies.  The owner, Kat, was there and she helped me find everything I needed on my list.  I had stopped at another store earlier, and did not receive very good service.  You know I yelped about that experience.

The running clinic is through Zog Sports which I just found out about from my friend Jane.  I'm doing a running clinic that will meet twice a week (I still plan on running on my own too).  I think I might also sign up to be on a for-fun volleyball team as well.  

I'm so excited about doing so much fun stuff and meeting new people.  Sometimes being a young woman (dare I say Señorita?) in New York can be challenging, it's not so easy meeting good people and making new friends. But, I've already met several cool people, and the summer isn't even over yet.  :)

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