Dragonfli Girl

Graphic Designer-At-Home-Mom turned beauty entrepreneur as owner of Dragonfli Tropicals™ . Care for yourself, for one another, and our world.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Christmas on the Brooklyn Bridge

Tom and I had a quiet Christmas overall including my quiet run across the Brooklyn Bridge. The Brooklyn Bridge in 1899 (left) hasn't changed when I ran across it heading back home.

All this activity must be working for me with my latest A1C count of 6.1--that's a great Christmas gift to have!

I didn't go to Manhattan for nothing--I dropped off some flyers I designed for Magdalena's upcoming flamenco workshop. And, yes, I also dance flamenco! Ole!

Monday, December 17, 2007

Fa La La La Shoes That Fit

I never thought I'd ever run in my life but I'm really enjoying it! Don't knock it until you try it. I've just started running as an honoree for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's triathalon team. Sounds like a good thing but I've never ran before. How the hell am I supposed to do this?

I knew that LLS have awesome coaches and mentors that help you along the way based on my previous experience with Team in Training (see below). On my very first run ever early in the morning on Dec 8, my left ankle started bothering me. The head coach recommended that I get a good pair of running shoes to support my feet (and sequentially, my legs and ankles too) as they pound the pavement. Makes sense to me. On my next run (after getting good running shoes), my ankle never bothered me!

In short, no matter what you're doing--running or shopping all day for the holidays--wear shoes that work well with your feet.

BTW, that's me in 2002 participating in Lake Tahoe in "America's Most Beautiful" Century Ride"

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Dragonfli for the Holidays

I'm launching my natural foot products this month! I just created a batch of all-natural foot balm and foot scrub made with organic coconut oil Not only are the foot balm and scrub that's great for not only diabetic feet, but anyone who has super-dry skin during the winter months.

I'll be having Dragonfli Skincare and Cosmetics, LLC website up in the next few days, so check it out!