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This Week’s Make-Do Mondays Quote
There are two ways to get enough:one is to accumulate more and more.The other is to desire less.–G.K. ChestertonAt Make-Do Mondays, we discuss how we’re simplifying, downsizing, repurposing, buying used, and using what we’ve got.It’s a carnival celebrating creative problem-solving, contentment, patience and ingenuity. To participate, share your own make-do solution in the comments or write up a Make-Do Mondays post at your blog, then return here to link via Mr. Linky. Enjoy others’ ideas by clicking on Mr. Linky and then clicking on people’s names.Here’s a mini-tutorial on Mr. Linky:
Click on the icon and a separate page will pop up. Type in your blog name and paste in the url of your new Make-Do Mondays post. Click enter and it should be live. If it doesn’t work, just include the link in the comments.
To visit people’s posts or check that yours worked, click on Mr. Linky and when the page comes up, click on a name. You should be taken right to the page provided.
Make-Do Mondays Participants
- Gravity of Motion (We’ll Play Come Hail or High Water)
- Sunnydaytodaymama (Recycled Notebooks)
- My Practically Perfect Life (Onion Ring Sauce Helper)
- Small Town, Simple Home (Bibs)
- Coupons, Deals, and More (Stockpile Recipe)
Make-Do Mondays with AnnBack in high school, I was on the track team. My coach suggested I jog with light hand weights to gain arm strength simultaneous to the lower body work of running. Being a lifelong “make-doer,” I didn’t run out and buy the ready-made “heavy hands” that were available in stores. Instead, I rummaged through the odds and ends clunking around in the garage and found several railroad spikes we’d collected from the nearby abandoned tracks.I wrapped them with black electricians’ tape for a smooth grip.Decades Just a few short years later, I still use them.I wrapped two individual spikes for the lightest option.They fit nicely in my hands and can be used as weapons, if necessary.I also created a heavier option by wrapping two together.My running spikes complement my pathetic but functional humble make-do home gym.How do you make do?
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Jane Anne says
These days, I wonder if they would let you bring those to track practice. I love your simple creativity. My playing in the rain post is up: We’ll Play Come Hail or High Water
I love this idea, and they look so cool!
Ah, desire less…so true! I like your quote this week. Nifty running spikes. I am always inspired by your creative make-do attitude. Thanks!
I love railroad spikes! This idea is awesome in that I could enjoy my spikes every time I walk……….. or walk………… or crawl ……….. or not run………… I guess if I crawl I will have to put them in a backpack or something. But then I would not be holding them and enjoying them. But I don’t run- it’s a weight and ham string thing. I can walk, but I’m not in condition to go far- I am working on that though.
We have our new high school nearly in our back yard and they just put in the track and so I think I will force- encourage myself to visit it and get into shape. Oh my goodness………….. You didn’t want to hear all this!
Thanks, Ann. You are awesome for hosting.
My hubby is always a bit concerned when I go running alone; I never thought of carrying RR spikes as a weapon. ha! 🙂