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So I can make this for Z.

How adorable, right??!

We’re headed off to Disneyland for Z’s 4th birthday in a few days so I won’t be purchasing anything until after.  Obviously, I will not start with that doll but it’s my goal.  I know how to knit – well, to knit scarves.  That’s it.  LOL

I’m gathering some “learn to crochet” resources.  Here’s an online tutorial and I also found two sites with video tutorials.  Youtube also looks useful.

I have 2 1/2 weeks left of my vacation.  I’d like to start teaching myself how to crochet by then.  And also get a week into Couch to 5k as well.  Never mind keeping up with my yoga practice (which I’ve ignored the last few days, sigh).

Goals.  Goals.  Goals.

Just sharing some links that have been interesting to me as of late for various reasons….

Food Renegade’s post today about a 100 year old book’s discussion on food and health is very eye opening.  It’s just amazing how much of health is affected by making things cheaper and/or easier.  “Cheese food product”.  Puke.

Om Scampi – a meat eating yogi comes out of the closet.

I am a tad obsessed with reading articles on Ana Forrest.  Her history is amazing.  A few articles/blog posts that I have read recently: Talking Shop with Ana Forrest, Spirited Away, and Ana Forrest Kicks Asana.

I appreciate this “top 5 things I wish I knew when I started yoga” over at Autumn Locus Yoga.  I have been practicing yoga off and on since college (so around 15 years) but I still feel very new.

I am contemplating doing the Couch to 5K plan over at Cool Running.  The only real time I’d be able to do it (willing to do it) would be super early in the morning.  Which makes it hard.  But I would like to add to my yoga (and also increase my yoga these next few weeks).  We’re planning to start trying for kid #2 in the new year and I want to strengthen my body a lot by then.  Yoga definitely plays into that but I think adding some cardio would also be helpful.  There are several podcasts out there for the the C25k plan but I think I’d like to figure out how to make my own with my own music.  How, I have no idea.  I’ll bug my tech-savvie husband when he wakes up.

Running has always been one of those goals floating around my mind for the last decade.  I did try the Couch to 5K plan pre-Z but only made it to like week 3 or 4 I think.  Running is a bit awkward for me.  But being outside in nature while running has this romantic quality in my mind.  I also like the idea of running an occasional 5k.  Seems like a fun hobby.

I will admit, though, that running has always been one of those goals – always there but (obviously) have never been reached.  I once even told myself that I couldn’t possibly be that interested in it since I never actually got into the habit and that I should just stop pretending it’s a goal.  But, heh, it still lingers.  So maybe I’ll try, yet again…

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