Thursday, July 14, 2011

Running & Newbie Insights

Good morning!  Well I got out of bed this morning and it felt like upstate NY nice a crisp so I went for a RUN!  Now for those of you that don't know me you think "good for you" ...if you know me personally you are saying "it's about time slacker!".  I normally consider myself a pretty avid runner.  I got my weim puppy specifically as a running buddy and I've trained for at least 4 marathons but only run 2 due to injuries in the later stages of my training. 

Normally on a Saturday at 6am in the summer I am getting up and having coffee before I start my long run with the DC Road Runner group by the Iwo Memorial. Needless to say for many reason I have become a major slacker over the past 6 months.  I'm hoping today is the start of be getting back to being a "runner" again.

  Rai my running buddy a 6 year old Weim that has run up to 20 miles with me when training!

So I was just talking to someone the other day at the shop and I think one of the main things I can pass along to people if they are looking to do this either for themselves or as a little business is you don't need all the fancy equipment.  When I started I ended up buying a large paint sprayer thinking it would be better/faster.  It is in some ways BUT it's messy and a pain to change the paint color so if you are goin with an all white theme then go for it!  But for me I found out I prefer to hand paint then I can be more creative with the colors.

As far as the sander goes...I did buy an electric sander and it wasn't that expensive.  If I need to sand a large table or something before painting it is helpful but for my distressing I actually pefer to do that by hand as well.  It's part of the creative process for me:-) 

So those or my couple of thoughts for you today!



  1. Thanks for the advice. Off to Lucketts on Monday for my first chalk paint. Do you use their wax, too, or would the minwax wax/paste I already have work just as well? Any advice would be helpful. :)

  2. I use the dark minwax and then johnson's wax for the clear:-) I am hoping to become a stockist for Annie Sloans paints so maybe you'll be able to buy it at Stifel & Capra soon!!!


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