Not at the same time!
Last weekend Prepared Girl and I participated in the 2nd annual She Is Beautiful Run at Santa Barbara’s East Beach.
It was a glorious celebration of women and pink and fitness and the spectacular Santa Barbara beach.
Despite a hiatus in my training, Prepared Girl and I finished the 5k a respectable 23 & 24 out of the 252 women in our age group! We ran the whole course–no walking! Even on the hills!
BeeCause Sneaker Charms offered a great selection of shoe bling!
We had a cheering squad to meet us as we sprinted across the finish line! Thanks Katie and Kimmie!
If you are a runner, or are thinking about becoming a runner…if you live in Santa Barbara or need an excuse to visit: I recommend trying this event next year. There is a 10k race and a mommy/baby category as well. It’s a super-positive and fun run!
And now for the painting!
We arrived to find paper-covered tables topped with blank canvases. Our welcoming hostesses walked us through loading up our palettes and selecting our beverage.
Our artist/instructor was awesome! She took us through the creative process step-by-step, meeting each “artist” at their comfort level–some had painted before and didn’t require much hand holding, while others were timid and appreciated her positive encouragement and suggestions.
As we worked on our masterpieces, a kick butt sound track played in the background–a great mix of upbeat tunes.
It was fascinating to wander around the studio seeing all the incarnations of the sample picture–we are all truly individuals! If you look closely you can see that I included a tiny elephant as homage to my wonderful Africa safari (can it really be a year since I was there??)
This is another Santa Barbara experience that I wholeheartedly recommend to locals and tourists alike. Browse the Painted Cabernet’s Calendar to see which project strikes your fancy and then book it! You won’t regret it!