Small though it is, it’s what we resort to for hill training…when we resort to that. Fortunately, the view at the top is worth it, especially at sunrise. Have a wonderful weekend of quilt-worthy activities!
Sara, thanks for helping me finish up Tara’s quilt. You are ”sew” much more than just my running friend; you are truly the “best business partner ever”! I had so much fun piecing together her USNA and Navy t-shirts. Despite the fact that she was class 0f ’03 and didn’t have a “real plebe year,” she was able to collect several great shirts. Actually, it was like a stroll down memory lane or Stribling Walk.
Working together to tackle this quilt was a brilliant plan so we could have the quilt completed before she returns home this weekend. She is going to love it. I will drop it off at her house as a welcome home surpise!
Are you interested in hill work tomorrow? We could run up and down Rudee Inlet Bridge several times. It might be a good idea if we’re going to do some of the shorter races coming up. Have a fantastic Wednesday and I’ll see you tomorrow at 5:30 for our run.
There are a lot of lawn mowers running in our neighborhood this morning. We don’t live in the kind of ‘hood where people hire landscapers to do their yard work, so I’m just wondering….It’s a beautiful Friday and it seems like a lot of people are “sick” today. However, maybe some really are home huddling under blankets, racked with fever. I wouldn’t wish that on anybody. Especially if you didn’t have a t-shirt quilt to snuggle under. But if you were sick, “sick”, or just wished you were “sick” today, go ahead and give us a Like! Have a great weekend!
Shamrock weekend is upon us! We are looking forward to the 8k & Final Mile on Saturday and 1/2 marathon on Sunday. The weather forecast looks absolutely lovely for running – high of 68 degrees both days! Our training for this weekend started back in December. I convinced Sara we should PR at the 1/2 this year and found what I thought would be a successful training plan. Unfortunately, it was a little ambitious for my left knee. About 2 weeks into our official training I developed a chronic case of “runner’s knee”. Needless to say, that slowed us down. We scrapped the plan and came up with our new plan of “just having fun”. (Side note: I have the best running partner ever… she slowed down with me during my recovery when she easily could have ditched me for a PR!)
In the spirit of “fun” we thought it best to have a t-shirt made for the occasion…
We made our way to the expo this afternoon and accumulated a plethora of t-shirts.
2 – 8k t-shirts (Julia & her husband)
2 – Team Hoyt t-shirts (Sara & Julia)
1 -”Final Mile” t-shirt (Sara’s son)
3 – 1/2 marathon t-shirts (Sara, Julia & her husband)
Rumor has it that we will receive a “finishers hoodie” after the the 1/2 marathon on Sunday!! That will bring our quilt worthy t-shirt potential up to 13 in just one weekend! I think we have a HALF quilt just in one weekend. What a lucky weekend!
13.1 miles + 13 quilt worthy t-shirts = Half Marathon + Half Quilt
Love it! Good luck to everyone running!
We’ve been busy here at AcrossCountryQuilts. We produced an awesome quilt named Aquaboy, which we still can’t reveal due to the sensitive nature of it’s bequeathing. In other words, the recipient hasn’t received it yet, and is of an age whereby he may inadvertently see it on FB if we blog about it here. So again, here is a process pic, but one step farther along than the last one we posted.
Here you can see how we cut the shirts into squares or rectangles. From these we saved a lot of the scraps for future projects, so there was minimal waste from this quilt.
In addition, we’ve been training for the Shamrock 1/2 Marathon which takes place next Sunday. We have been enjoying the early sunrise on our morning runs. Here is a shot of our feet watching the sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean.
Julia is also running the 8k on Saturday with Team Hoyt, because she’s young and crazy and feeling great in her Barefoot….footwear? I hesitate to call them shoes. Shout out if you’re running or walking a race anytime soon! Or doing anything quilt-worthy for that matter. We want to know!