There was a time in my life when I had 5 or 6 migraines a month. It was tough, but I pushed through my days and somehow managed to carry on living my life the way I wanted. Lately, that is not the case. Chronic Migraines have taken over. I have days when I am in a pain level around 5 and am able to push through what needs to get done, but most days are above that. I have found a Facebook support group that I have found to be both a comfort and a downer. I find a great deal of comfort knowing that there are others out there who completely understand this disease, but a downer because it is so very clear that the sympathy of the world wains with time. I don’t blame people. How many times can hear someone complain about something that is unseen, misunderstood, and that there is no cure for.
This was not meant to be a “boo hoo” post– just a note about why I am unable to engage with the world. I hope you understand and know how very grateful I am that my readers continue to come back time and time again and listen to me vent about migraines! Ugh! I honestly can’t imagine doing more than just putting a post up and checking social media here and there. Computer work is good because I am able to type a quick note and then go back to icing my head. I am taking care of my home and children and that is about all I can do these days. I have hope that someday things will get better. I am practicing self care and have the greatest husband a girl cold ask for. He truly loves me for better or worse.
I have so many great DIY’s and recipes in my dashboard from a time when I was feeling better. I am very hopeful that someday I’ll get back to the things that I love like running, writing and crafting. I have so many wonderful memories from past marathons and races. I am always torn between throwing out things and cleaning up and hanging onto memories. I’ve held onto this Boston Marathon Brochure for several months now, but when I was skimming through it the other day, this map stood out. I have some of the best memories of my life along this marathon route, so I thought I’d turn it into something I use everyday… my phone. You could add your finish time, name or date to personalize it, but I loved the simplicity of the last half of the race. I think It turned out really cute.
This would make a great gift for someone who is training for a marathon or has finished their first.
*Side note- I cut the map and inserted into the phone cover with no Mod Podge– if you are giving this as a gift making it permanent with Mod Podge is advisable.
[bctt tweet=”If you can cut, you can make this very easy DIY Marathon Map Phone Cover #fitfluential #sweatpink”]
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