Marathon Ambition

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Hello Friends!  I have been very busy this past month!  As many of you who follow me on facebook know, and some of you may not be aware, I am going to run in the New York City Marathon on November 5th, with Team 261 Fearless, lead by the one and only Kathrine Switzer!  I am beyond excited!  With a charity bib, comes fundraising, and good fundraising takes creativity.  I created the painting above to be the cover of a cookbook that I created to sell to raise money for 261 Fearless.  If you are, by chance, interested in a cookbook, please find me on facebook here, and send me a private message.  I will ship!

I must admit, I LOVE the way my desire for bright colours merges with my obsession with a Paynes Grey female body.  I wasn’t sure if it would work, but was pleasantly surprised by the outcome.  This image is also used as a poster for my 5K Fun Run Walk, Saturday October 28, 2017, for which you can register at my Eventbrite page.

Running is just as important to my mental and emotional well being as painting.  They actually have a lot in common, which is surprising!  Both act as a meditative activity for me…I get into the zone and tune everything else out.  Both are relaxing and rewarding.  Both running and painting make me feel confident, empowered, and ready to take on the next challenge.  Both make me get over perfectionism, and help to teach me to go with the flow, because there are so many uncontrollable factors involved.  They teach me patience and acceptance.  They allow me time to be with myself, and treat myself in a kind and compassionate way, granting me the much needed time to recharge, and recenter.

261 Fearless helps women feel the confidence from running through empowerment and fearlessness.  They create global networking environments and safe running groups for women to learn to run, in a safe and injury-free manner.

If you are interested in more information about 261 Fearless, and Kathrine Switzer, click on 261 Fearless.  🙂  If you would like to sponsor me in my journey to New York’s Marathon, please click on sponsor me.  Thank you so much for helping me to reach my goal!!!

One more favour…what do you see in this painting?  What stands out to you?  What does the woman represent?  I’m curious how this image is received and interpreted.  😉  Thank you!!!

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