Tuesday, May 1, 2012

AC-ed Track & The New Painting

I am BEYOND excited right now! Did you get that? BEYOND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I just learned that there's an air-conditioned indoor track that I can use for free. I repeat, A.I.R.C.O.N.D.I.T.I.O.N.E.D!!!!!!!!!!

I'm coming for you!
Ever since seeing the warm forecast for the week, I have been in the foulest mood. Add in a crappy, air-less run yesterday and I was the definition of depressed.  Was this what I had to look forward to this summer? Crappy, slow runs that hurt my hip from pounding the pavement? I used to love summer weather back home! I was in my element, running in next to nothing on the towpath! Now, I pray for frigid temps! What have I become!?

Until today! Now that I know I can run on an indoor track that isn't 100 degrees, I am sooooo happy! No more waiting until 9pm on July days to run to the border of heat stroke, covered in flies.

The carnage from a July run last summer

Now, I can get my workout done right after work and get on with my day! Yay! Of course, I'll still do an outdoor run every 2 weeks or so, and whenever I go home. But this is great! The track is shaped like a triangle, so that's pretty weird, but it's only 8 laps per mile...even less than WPAFB gym!

In other news, I finished the best painting I have ever done! Not to brag, but seriously, this is the one time I've done a painting where  I can look at it and not immediately pick a part what I don't like! I call it the Humming Birds.

The Background

Setting it up
My lovely sketched out cutouts
The Process

 Ta da!!!!!!!
                                                                The Humming Birds

As you can see, I'm very very proud of it!


  1. Tink, your humming bird painting is gorgeous!!

    What a relief to have an A/C track...and it's triangle shaped? Very cool.

  2. Wow! Absolutely beautiful. I assume that's an original since Disney doesn't do to many humming birds. Glad to hear you found some AC (previous blog). Of course I guess that means less chance of seeing you at the gym. :( I'll have to see if I can spot your gum chewer, I've never noticed before but now I'll pay more attention. :)


  3. That's wonderful. I think it'd be even cooler to know what the thought process is, i.e. why you chose the hummingbirds, what you're thinking was at different stages of development, etc. Just great, I really like this. You'll be missed in the sweatbox, however. ;(

    1. Thank you! Have no fear, the indoor track is only for the 90 degree days of desperation. And I'll always do weights at WPAFB. I did notice someone was missing there today.....hmm....who could THAT be.......

  4. Hi Tink,

    let me just say: I love it!!!



    1. Thank you! That piece is now happily hanging in my dentist's office!