After some putzing around, I hit the gym to take my new duds out for a spin. I wound up busting all my cardio records.
First mile: < 8:15
Two miles: < 16:45
Total distance in 20 minutes: 2.39 miles
What a pleasant surprise after lifting yesterday (and getting back up to squatting 130 pounds! Yaaaaaaaay!) and still being somewhat snuffly, eh?
And in other news...that godforsaken pauldron is almost ready to paint! ALMOST! It's all neatly finished with no cracks or major irregularities (it isn't PERFECT, but it looks damn good, if I say so myself). The bottom, which is plain papier mache, has an extra coat of Mod Podge drying on it right now. I just have to put the raised ring on it and then sand it down, and I'll be good to go. I have my paints already picked out. In other costume news, I ordered cheetah patterned fur and plain white fur from Mendels. They're having a 25% off sale until the end of March, so this is a damn good time to order fabric from them. Their fur is rather expensive, but I think it's well worth it. All of the short pile fur has a nice feel and texture, and the cheetah fur has a subtle sheen as well. I just need to decide whether or not I want to order my shoulder fur from them, too. *makes a mental note to look through her sample bag again*