This morning I really didn't feel like getting out of bed. We had slept with the windows and the upstairs loft french doors open and there was a lovely spring feeling in the air. There's nothing like that fresh spring air. It had gotten up to the high 70s toward the end of the day yesterday and was in the 60s this morning. So it was airy and breezy in the house and I felt like staying under the quilt.
However, I told myself that if I wanted to I could just walk the workout today (knowing that once I got on the treadmill, I'd feel more like sticking with the program.) And that's what happened. I got on the treadmill, did the 8 minute walk at the beginning (for this week - that starting and ending walk time gets reduced each week) and then started in with a plan to do three minutes at a time of running.
But a funny thing happened - I kept going and by the time I looked down at the display, I'd already run over three minutes so I decided to keep going to four as that's the goal for the end of this week. Then for the other two running segments I also did four minutes each. It was harder, and my heart rate got up to 150 this time. I'll be sticking to this for the rest of the week - my weeks go Monday to Sunday - as I don't want to overdo it. But the four minutes felt good. I was in "the zone" everyone talks about. I know it's only four minutes, but it was a total of 12 minutes with only two minutes of walking in between, which is pretty good for me as I hadn't run since high school and that was only when forced, in gym class.
Anyway, I'm feeling great today!
Yesterday I bought three pieces of fabric. I wore a suit for work yesterday as we had the board of directors in the office, and although it looked fine, I knew that it really didn't fit me right. I've become very picky about fit now that I sew. It was a suit I bought maybe back in 2006 from Ann Taylor, and it was passable but there are so many things I would do differently if I made my own now. I decided I need to perfect my own pattern for a suit jacket, pants and skirt. As soon as I decided this, I looked at my email from Fabric.com and lo and behold, the special of the day was pinstripe suiting for $1.99 a yard.
So I bought 6 yards of this - 60wide, lycra blend which is always nice:
And then I saw this cotton/lycra sateen and got 2.5 yards of it (60w too) for a dress:
Of course I had to get one knit fabric - 3 yards of this ITY navy/white polka dot jersey as I had nothing like this already in my stash:
I did have a few other ITY jersey fabrics in my cart, but I took them out. I have so many knits already in stash and I decided to sew through some of those first. I told Jim that I have over 100 pieces of fabric and he suggested that I try to challenge myself to sew up half of them before buying more fabric. I settled on sewing up 25 of them. So I think that will be my new challenge.