Friday, December 21, 2007


For the DT call on SNS. we were asked to do a themed layout for "my Addiction". This is what I came up with. I really like my journaling. I really had fun creating this one. Used several ribbons from SNS. SNS Ribbon White Satin Edge Organza - #0200, Small Black Ric Rac - #0168, black - White Stitch - #0204, American Crafts Remarks cardstock letter stickers, Memories forever cardstock letters. Journaling says: Life is nothing without passion; I have two real passions, scrapbooking and running. Those two things are such extreme opposites - one sedentary and one totally on the move. I have always been active and have exercised all my life. Anything from aerobics classes while I was pregnant to weight lifting at the gym. But my latest exercise craze is running. I am enjoying this sport, running. Non-runners think runners are crazy. Insane. Those who don’t run, do not understand. They view running as punishment. Runners know this. We take a sort of twisted pride in the joke that our sport is every other sport’s punishment. And at times, I admit, running seems like punishment. I’ll admit that there is a physically painful aspect to this sport: that hot, burning sensation in my lungs as I finish a hard 5K or uphill, that overwhelming heaviness in my legs as the lactic acid builds up and I am not sure if I can go another step. But then there are times when I feel like I could run forever...So what is there to love about running? The feel of the wind in my hair, the occasional wildlife sightings, the escape, the feeling of accomplishment when I achieve my goal, the exercise and spiritually, to spend this time with my creator while I am out running through his creation. I am addicted! I will run laps up and down the driveway just to get my “high” from running if there is no other option. I love how the running endorphins enhance my senses and make me feel so alive at the end of a run, exhausted but totally alive. Running is freedom. The ability to run is a gift. And I am thankful. I hope I can always run - run long and run strong!

6 comments:

robison52 said...

You described our running addiction perfectly!! Non-runners don't know what they're missing!

Holly said...

Love this LO Sherri. Your family is in my prayers.

So Very Thankful my Daughter was not maimed badly yesterday1 said...

wonderful job on the LO. you did a marvy job-- hope you dont mind that i added you to my blog

{S} said...

love that page! Great job!

becca said...

sherri, this is an awesome page! sorry to hear of your recent loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. take care of yourself.

Silentrn said...

I love running, funny when I was running you did not seem to understand my love for it ... glad to see that now you do!!