Saturday, June 26, 2010

Friday, June 25, 2010

Comfest!


P1010734, originally uploaded by Petie_in_Cbus.

Come out this weekend and see Sweet Stella, MaraM and I in our little booth!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Comfest is approaching...


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Originally uploaded by Petie_in_Cbus

After a year off last year, I am returning to pushin' the crafts in a booth at Comfest. I don't have a press such as the cover of the Alive (see my profile pic), so spread the word!
I'll be sharing my booth with MaraM and Sweet Stella so come find us!
I'll have a few new items, such as pressed-flower pendants!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Artisan Sunday's at the North Market

Art in the Alley in The Gateway via Xtracycle

Yesterday was the "Art in the Alley" put on by ARTilleryOhio. Although one would never think to head to The Gateway for art and music, ARTillery is hoping to change this. There was a much-better-than-expected line-up of bands all day and about 12 vendors. And since way my last day of cheese and alcohol before buckling down on the training, it was nice to sit on the patio of Mad Mex and watch over my booth for a bit.

The highlight of the adventure was putting the EZ-Up type tent on the Xtracycle. Plus I had a few extra items on there to work on while sitting in the booth. Meaning, the kickstand could barely hold the unbalanced load. The tent says that it's 56 lbs, but it felt heavier, must have just been the poor weight distribution. I had a bit of help on the way home, which was very nice and all-in-all, it worked out!
Now headed to North Market Artisan Sundays!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Saturday at the Gateway!


IMGP2801, originally uploaded by Petie_in_Cbus.

I'll have handbags and jewelry for sale Saturday from noon - 8 in The Gateway as part of ARTillery Ohio’s Summer Art Market!
There will be bands all day!-Bell Acoustic, Fort Shame, Karate Coyote, The Wet Darlings, Josh Krajcik Band, The Shrewdness of Apes, etc., and there will be workshops!
One of the workshops lined up is the all-too popular screenprinting. Bring your own blank tee-shirt or purchase a new one from ARTillery and choose from a variety of designs made by ARTillery members. New for the Summer Art Market is a glaze a pot station where you can personalize bisqueware made by ARTillery members with a variety of glazes. Glazed pieces will be available for pick up the following week!

See you there!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Wendy's Ladies Only Triathlon



Originally uploaded by Petie_in_Cbus

So Saturday was my second attempt at all this triathlon business. The night before I was so nervous that I was crappy and couldn't even breathe riding my bike around.
Once again, I participated in a shorter-than-a-sprint distance (probably about 2/3 the distance) in a Saturday, Ladies-only race. This time my pre-race nutrition was much better and I remembered to take water on my bike, so no stomach cramps on the run.
The swim was equally confusing, my goggles kept fogging up and everyone kept running into one another and I kept migrating towards the shallow water and hitting bottom. Then in the first transition I was so stressed about not having my socks that I forgot to put on my helmet. Oh well.
With all of that, I came out second in my age group, which is pretty crazy. 37th overall, which means that 24-29yr olds are slowwww.

Welcome to Summer in the Short North


, originally uploaded by Petie_in_Cbus.

This happened between work hours on the front steps of my apt building. Sweettt.

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Girls Tri Too, Deer Creek

So, this summer, as a goal to try and keep in shape, I thought I'd give triathlons a go. Now, I haven't really swam in about a decade, and only then I swam with the swim team to try and get my knee inshape after the 1st ACL replacement.
I also don't really like to run, and am pretty slow on the bike. Anyways, I joined the RPAC and started swimming.
So this weekend was the first in the Girls Tri Too series, which is geared towards getting more women into the sport, it has shorter distances than a sprint-length triathlon and caters towards ladies who haven't raced.
I reached my goals - I didn't have to get rescued and I finished. The swim was easier than expected in terms of endurance and style, it was just a mess trying to swim. It was only 250 meters, and everyone was just mashed together. Some ladies were even just walking, and I think they were faster than I swimming.


It was at Deer Creek State Park and we had a nice time paddling around after. It was overcast so there were only a few other boats on the water, which was good as they do not have a horsepower limit there. And they had minigolf!!

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Tent City


Tents out in the goatfield in the back of Miguel's the morning after a stormy night. It's very nice that it's summer and that I'm not working in the climbing gym or on a drill rig every weekend.