Neglect

I just realized I haven’t posted anything here since my last race earlier this month…what!? My, time can really fly when you’re not paying attention ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

I must admit I haven’t been doing much running so maybe that’s why I haven’t been posting. Since I completed that Half ย (with a personal best time), I seem to have fallen off the running wagon – ugh! I’ve only run once in the last two weeks {{{smh}}}

Saturday the 12th, I met up with Laura and we did 4 miles. I had taken a few brisk walks during the week right after the Half but didn’t do any running. Those 4 miles felt pretty good but I was tired by the end. After that…nothing. I was supposed to start a new challenge with Kirsten of The Blog Runner to run at least 1 mile every day…but unfortunately I haven’t done it (so sorry Kirsten!!!).

I’ve come to realize that unless I signup for an organized run I just won’t get out there and do it…damn, that’s sad! So, tonight I did some searches and found a 10K run relatively close to me on April 30th and I’m signing up. I’m hoping one or more of my running buddies will be interested too but even if they’re not, I’m doing it.

I also made another purchase today – I bought a FlipBelt. I’ve been running with a pretty large ‘fanny pack’ for the last few years and I’m really just tired of it. Yes, it holds everything I need (and then some) but I really don’t like it anymore. A FlipBelt is a pretty simple idea – a spandex fabric tube shape worn around the waist/hips that has slit openings to hold things. Once it’s all loaded up, you ‘flip’ the belt so the slits are facing your body. I sure hope I like it :-s

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On a brighter note, at least I’ve still been sewing and making quilts. I’ve completed the top for the Memory Quilt and it’s huge!! Here it is laying across my king size bed ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

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I have several pieces of shirt left so I’ll be incorporating them into the backing but will need a few more yards to finish it. I’ve also asked the recipient if she’d like her husband’s initials appliqued on the back and the answer is Yes! Once all of that is done, I’ll tackle the basting & quilting – I have a feeling I’m going to need to enlist DH to help ๐Ÿ˜‰

I’ve also been keeping up with The Splendid Sampler QAL – here are blocks 6,7,8,9 & 10

And I’ve been following along with the Sugar Block Club – here’s March’s block

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As if all that wasn’t enough, I finally finished the Lush Lagoon top mentioned here. I added a border of teal fabric with little fishys and I found a deep teal water motif for the backing – all on 5bucksayard.com. I highly recommend their fabrics and the prices & service are excellent too! I’ve got it up on my design wall with the backing underneath just to make sure it was big enough – because the water motif was directional I couldn’t cut and add to the selvage…so, I added an 8″ section of the border fabric to the backing – problem solved! Now I just need to baste & quilt.

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I think that’s about all the sewing updates for now…whew!

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Linking up withย Let’s Bee Social

 

ttfn…and…G’night ๐Ÿ™‚

 

 

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6 thoughts on “Neglect

  1. That memory quilt is coming along nicely! And about the running thing, I probably wouldn’t do it either if I weren’t signed up for an event, so I can totally relate! I’m signed up for stuff clear up until next October though, so I’ve got most of the year covered, haha! Anyway, your 10K should be great fun! 10K’s are the perfect distance, IMO! ๐Ÿ˜€

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    1. Thanks Paula! My motivation issues are nothing new so I’m not sure why I can’t just deal with them ๐Ÿ˜‰ I really like 10K distance as well so I need to just sign up for a whole slew of them and be done with it ๐Ÿ˜€

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  2. Oh, I am totally with you on the exercise motivation thing–this is why I’m always trying to get somebody to walk with me! If I didn’t see an immediate worsening of my leg problems when I don’t exercise, I would NEVER get out there. ๐Ÿ˜› Great job on all the quilting–you’ve been busy! That March block is particularly cool.

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    1. Thanks! I need to be better about motivating myself but that’s been a life long battle and I can’t seem to get on top of it. I need external motivation and I just need to ask for it or pay for it (like a trainer), but the penny-pinching part of my brain is arguing with me!!

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  3. I think you’re allowed a few days off after a half marathon, so wouldn’t worry about that – rest days are just as important as training days and it’s good to see you got a PR run in yesterday. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Oh, and I had a two days off after my long run on Sunday, so I fell off the waggon a little bit too. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  4. What wonderful quilting. Love what you are doing with the memory quilt.
    Good for you for completing a half marathon and doing such a great personal time – I only walk and I fall off the wagon with that sometimes! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for visiting and following me.

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