Somehow, as busy as I was…

I did manage to find time to sew. I completed a Twistr quilt top, and though I am considering adding borders to it, for now, it’s done. I used a layer cake of Sandy Gervais’ Lovely as well as about (roughly) 3-yds of Kona Snow, also cut into 10″ squares. (I don’t really know how much Snow I used. I just cut a pile of 10″ squares and when I ran out, cut more. So helpful, I know. Sorry.) Alternating the colored squares with the white gives lots of white space, keeping the quilt from being so busy, and makes it easy to use the pattern that comes with the Twistr tool and still make a big quilt without an extra layer cake.

Running is my friend

We didn’t talk for a few days, but really, running, I was busy. First we had the house closing – no time for running. Then, we had the poppy’s elementary school reunion – no time for running. Then the ds2 and the dil were here – no time for running and in the middle of their visit, we had a couple of days down with anemia. It just couldn’t be helped. I’m sorry, okay?!?

Very hard run on Monday, so a nice easy run today.

You know, I started out running approximately 37-lbs ago. That’s awesome. I mean that I’ve lost that weight. But for nearly a year now, I’ve been plateaued and could not figure out a way to jump start weight loss again. So, since I’ve been running at the indoor gym, and all new classes started Monday, I’ve started going to the TRX Suspension class. I’m going Monday and Wednesday evenings for a half hour and Tuesday and Thursday mornings for 45 minutes. Plus, I had a friend show me where the circuit room is and, beginning today, I also added that to my workout. So, while today was a nice easy run, I also did 2 circuits and the suspension class. Phew. I had to come home and nap!!

06.04.2012 – 7.1-mi (Week 6 Day 1 of Couch to 10K)
06.05.2012 – 2.25-mi (Week 1 Day 1 of Easy 10k)
Total June miles: 9.35
Total 2012 miles: 117.38
Shoe Miles
Running: 353.94
Walking: 75.34
Total: 429.28

Giant Swoon is finished!

And another quilt completed. So, of the 5 quilts I planned to do for the year, yes, I have done 7. *cat-ate-the-canary grin* Here’s the finish:

It measures 82.5″ square.

Running amok!

Finished Week 5 of Couch to 10K!!

5/22 5.5-mi run
Total May miles: 33.93
Total 2012 miles: 108.03
Shoe Miles
Running: 344.59
Walking: 75.34
Total: 419.93


Another nice indoor track run this morning. I am loving it there. 10-min/mile is awesome!

I did find the “sprinter” interesting. This girl came up and spent about 15-min stretching, then out on the track and flying like she’s trying to catch up with someone already on the track. One lap. Two laps. Then, walk. One lap. Then fly. 1/2-lap. Then walk. 1/2-lap, etc., until she had gone about 1.5-mi. Then another 15-min of stretching and she’s done! Plus, she’s a dangerous runner – elbows and knees flying everywhere. Honestly, it was all very strange. Perhaps she thought we’d all be impressed?

5/21 2.26-mi walk and 5.5-mi run
5/18 1.62-mi walk and 6.5-mi run
Total May miles: 28.43
Total 2012 miles: 102.53
Shoe Miles
Running: 339.09
Walking: 75.34
Total: 414.43