Shifting my relationship with Running
Looking through some older photos, I found a bunch of my different tattoo experiences! Yay!
Most who know me, know that I have a slight obsession with tattoos, but many who haven’t met me are surprised to learn I have quite a bit.
I’ll share a bit today about one of my
more painful bigger ones
Circa January 2008. Look at that crazy short hair!
My “chubby koi fish” tattoo.
After sitting #1
In total, I now have 11 tattoos. I started when I was 16 (not smart, I know) with a Winnie the Pooh wonder that is on my left ankle (I will not remove it because it’s my first, no matter how much it makes me laugh), and this koi tattoo was #7 (I’ve had 4 more since.) You can do online searches that give different meanings for the koi fish & show they can mean a wide variety of things depending on their placement, size, and color. At the time I got this tattoo I was just settling into becoming my own person, 28, independent. I got it to signify “loyalty to ones’ self.” I also had my artist, Angelo from RedLetter1, make him ‘chubby’ to always help me remember where I came from and to help me laugh whenever I looked at him – go figure 😉 He added in cherry blossoms and made him a golden-orange color.
After sitting #2
Why do I have so many tattoos?
May sound crazy, but my motto is “they’re not fun to get, but fun to have.” As an artist, I admire the work of other artists, even though we’re all so different, and especially admire the tattoo medium – I can’t imagine having to work with skin as your canvas. All of the tattoo artists I’ve worked with, too (Angelo having done most of my work) are artists who also work with contemporary medium – the RedLetter shop even sidebars as a gallery. It’s kind of a way of having a mini-gallery to take with me. Sidenote: I don’t have any tattoos on my right arm, just my left and my back.
They also become addicting 😉
Do you have any tattoos or reasons for getting them too?
On the workout front – This morning, K and I met up at the track by my work to enjoy – haha –
a 7am track party.
On deck for me: 1 mi w/u, 4x800s w/400 repeats, and 1 mi c/d.
For K – add in 1 more 800 since she’s marathon training.
We did it!
The sun came out pretty fierce, but we finished and pushed through! As always with speedwork 😉
3:50 / 3:45 / 3:41 / 3:54 (no more gas) / K did 3:49 for her last!
“Crazy half marathon goal” training is in full effect ya’ll!
Happy Thursday <3, Kat