Saturday Morning I woke up and could feel a slight September chill in the air. I knew it would be perfect weather to run the Potato Stomp this year. It ended up being an awesome day! I got there and saw so many familiar faces. This year I decided to hold back more the first part of the race and not fall into the trap of going out super fast and being tired later. I ran the entire race without any walking at all which I was really happy about. There have been years where I was exhausted by mile 8 or 9 and would walk a little at a water stop sometimes. I figure I must be becoming a smarter runner with age! I guess there are perks to turning 40 after all in the running world! It was so awesome seeing and talking to such great friends! Afterward was the best by tasting the sweet popcorn a local farm vendor had for sale and enjoying a hot coffee and conversation. I can't wait to run the race next year!
I completed this original painting of a Walleye on a Lake Erie Nautical Chart Map print this morning! It measures 15" x 11" inches and makes a great gift for the avid angler!
One of my Silver Laced Wyandottes slipped out behind me in the coop this morning while feeding them. I had left the screen door cracked a little and out she went! Perplexed I ran after her and instantly noticed she ran right toward the other chickens immediately. Trying her hardest she was pushing her neck through the fence to get back in. Little did she know, there was a vast world to explore! All the fresh grass she could have ever hoped for was available to her, but all she cared about was getting reunited with her friends. It's often in life we don't see our opportunities until they are too late. Always be ready for your chance!
I've been busy moving things lately and also organizing everything! Sometimes it feels overwhelming the amount of things I am getting out of storage to where I live now, but there now is plenty of room for all of my artwork supplies in the studio basement to keep all of them organized. It is the perfect area too because it's nice and cool during these hot summer months. Next I will be arranging the studio area where I will begin painting, making art, recording music, and tying fishing flies!