26 May 2012

10 May 2012

red and white progress

Making some progress.  Nothing fancy in the way of quilting, just in the ditches.  I will use this quilt on my own bed and it will be a nearly constant fixture so I want it to hold up well for years to come.

I will say this, if I make another queen size quilt, I will not be trying to stuff it through my table-top Brother sewing machine!   The wrestling is, however, helping with my upper body strength :)

08 May 2012

Broad Street Run in Philly

 I went in to Philly this weekend to run in my longest race to date.  The Broad Street Run is a 10 mile course, straight down Broad Street in the center of Philly.   You start at Olney and end at the Naval Yard just past the stadiums.

Here's a few highlight photos....

 Starting line - yellow corral
5 mile mark

Finish line area.  


PA  USA   40 TO 44  chip time -
02:03:37  clock time - 02:06:09  overall - 31655 female - 17300 division - 1776

I'm not going to lie, this was hard.   Mile 9 almost did me in.  I walked a bit and wasn't as fast as I wanted to be.   But I did it.    I finished just around 2 hours.  (I was shooting for 1:30-1:40)

Will I do it again? - Sunday after I crossed the finish line, I decided I was never running again.   (wasn't real sure I was going to walk again either)

Yesterday while trying to get out of bed? - nope, never running again this year.

Today? - I didn't curse outloud getting up and I'm thinking I might run before the end of the month.

I think the problem is running 10 miles running 10 miles then jumping back into a vehicle and driving 3+ hours on the same day.   Dumb.  Don't do it.   Stay the extra night just to keep from getting stiff and sore and cranky.  Or at the very least stay until you've had a nice long soak in the tub and stretched out a bit longer. 

Hoping for more photos later.....  :)

Enjoy your rainy Tuesday!

01 May 2012

enough whining!

Time to get something accomplished (besides housework, I mean)

If I have enough time to whine and blog about not getting anything worked on, then I have enough time to work on something, right?

The backing is going to need to be pieced too, but I feel better just getting this together for now.

No pattern, just colors I liked and a technique I wanted to try.

...off to make a Red/White quilt sandwich!


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