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Monday, August 02, 2010

Well, I did my first 5k but was not able to run the whole way (neeeeeeed oxygen - and a body more fit!). It was to help pay for treatment for Emily, an 11 year old girl tackling leukemia for the second time in her short little life . There was one person who rode his bike 200 miles that day, he had some corporate sponsors and raised quite a bit of money for the cause. He started early that morning and finished up around 9pm...truly an amazing man! I came in 44th out of 90+ so I am pleased, I will add that I about DIED when a "older" lady in overalls passed me during the race - whaaaaaaaa :) The picture above is just before the start.

I am finishing up a couple swaps before I take my ATC "slow down". I've got to get more books bound for my shop and really want to do a couple larger paintings to get out of this burn-out I seem to be in with ATC's. Anyway, the swap was to be something about the year you were born, I chose what was up in the art world at the time - this was definitely not my favorite time for art really, Pop Art was really big, Warhol, Lichtenstein etc. This scan really shows the dots on her face more than the actual ATC does which stinks because it looks as though she has a wicked case of chicken pox! I drew it using a grid (which I do often)and it's my first done using no paint with the exception of the 2 metal repousse' pieces I've done.

As of Saturday the 31st I've gone 81.4 miles on my virtual trip across the USA, I am just outside Richmond, Virginia. My goal is to hit my first hundred mile mark by tomorrow (Tuesday Aug 3), WOOT! I am here to tell you, this keeps me amazingly motivated! I just cant WAIT to see where I am after each workout, whether it be by bike or on foot!!
                                      Trail photo!
And now for some music from 1965.....Beatles "In My Life" of course!

In my life I've loved them all..............at the Shores

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Susan HP said...

Andrea, what a wonderful reason to run/bike the 5k! Love the pic. :) And if you see that woman in overalls again, ask her why she's wearing my clothes from 10th grade? HA!!
Your "pop" art is truly amazing. Truly!
I love watching your trek across the US. Keep posting!!

Andrea said...

I showed her to Tom at church yesterday - he laughed and said I should be ashamed of myself for letting "granny" pass me LMBO!!

Joann Grubbs said...

Andrea, you are just outside of my town, I am just East of Richmond... Stop by for a cold one....kick back relax, and just chill....Then we can head for Virginia Beach...
How blessed I am to have so many truly talented folks in my life....

Andrea said...

Ohhhh! Joann, you bet I would - if I weren't "virtually" there! LOL
Thanks so much for popping in!



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