Beth Smith

My Other Current Projects

There’s a lot more than fiber stuff happening right now – although there’s a ton of that too. I’m a little nervous for some of the stuff and other things just are.


Yes, I’m in training. Here’s the story. Some of you may know that I love Disney World and I really love Disney Princesses (as well as real life princesses). So last year I went to Disney with my three girls for 5 days. We were there for the RunDisney Princess Weekend. We all did the 5K. I did not train at all for it and I regretted it. I spent time making my shoes sparkly and I made tutus for everyone and I ordered matching shirts but I did not prepare myself. And it was a little difficult.

But I did finish and I have my medal. (Also, I’m super good at selfies!)

Anyway, in May it was time to register for the 2018 race and the people talked me into doing both the 5K and 10K. Hm.

A few weeks ago I was almost ready to tell everyone that I would do the 5K but I have to sit the 10K out because I’ll never be ready in time but then Disney released photos of the medals.

Mhm. Merida is on the 10K Medal. So I can’t skip it. I was 8 weeks out and I started going to the gym and following this training plan. And guess what! I’m seeing improvement. But I’m so glad I still have about 4 weeks until the 5K and 10K races. I’ll be mostly walking but as long as I can keep a good pace (Disney says 16 minutes per mile) then I’ll finish without getting swept. And maybe I’ll get a bit in shape in the meantime.


Two days ago I started eating according to the Keto Diet. My doctor has been telling me to get on a diet similar to this for at least 5 years. I’ve tried lots of things and I do ok for a little bit and then things fall down. This time I have a group and we’re doing this together. When I eat a low carb diet I always feel better. I have joint pain and Hashimoto’s and all the crap that goes with that and all of those symptoms go away when I eat this way. So here I go again. Last time I ate correctly for my body I lost 45 pounds over a 4 month period. This knowledge and the feeling better should be enough to keep me doing what I know works for me and my body but….cake is delicious. I just need to find substitutes and plan better so I don’t feel left out when I go to events.


Did you know that Maggie is studying opera? She’s awesome and I see improvement all the time. Saturday she has a competition/performance and then in another 2 weeks she has a competition to earn a scholarship. Her goal is to study vocal music at BYU. She’s working really hard. When I get back from her performance on Saturday I’ll post a video of at least one of her songs. I’m super proud of her.


It’s hard to watch. Ryan is 14 and is currently on 2 wrestling teams. He loves it. This is his second year and he’s coming along. But he’s not as good as some of these boys who started wrestling when they were 8. He gets pinned. A lot. He works hard at avoiding it but….it’s hard to watch.

But here’s what I love most about Ryan. He has his match. He gets pinned 95% of the time. He stands up, shakes hands with the other guy or girl and then he goes back to his team mates with a smile and cheers them on. He never gets mad or upset. I could learn a lot from him.

And now I’m back to fiber stuff

In 12 days, February 1 at 9 AM, the registration will be open for anyone to sign up to be part of my 2018 Rhinebeck Retreat coming up in October. There is space for only 10 people and it’s going to be super wonderful and fun and very intimate. You can see all that’s included right here. But the day before that, on January 31, I’m going to give all of my Patreon patrons first dibs. Please check out all the things I’m doing on Patreon, Facebook, and Instagram. It’s going to be a fun year.

And I’ll be in excellent shape for it:-)


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