This might be a bit cryptic title. What has sewing to do with running, apart from that you could sew workout clothes? For me A LOT. If you have been following my blog for some time you might know that I met quite a few bloggers and other sewista’s during the past years. A group of ladies meets quite regularly now and last November we met in Canterbury (UK). One of the ladies went for a run in the morning, and to make a longer story short: 5 others (of which I am one) decided to start running as well. We are doing the “From couch to 5K plan”, which aims to get you to run 30 minutes in 9 weeks. And I got there!! I did the 30 minutes continuous running. For me that’s not yet 5 kilometers, but I’ll get there too.
We don’t run together in real life, we’re too far apart and even in two countries. We’re following the same program and keep in touch by email telling each other how it goes, cheering each other on. We prepared ourselves, bought running shoes, downloaded the podcasts and started.
THANK YOU Joana, Marta, Hilde and Viv, I couldn’t have done this without you. I know you got there too or are close to it. Yeah for us!
We follow this program from the UK NHS. In the podcasts Laura talks you through the runs, and I can hardly believe that I never liked running before. I was not really a couch potatoe before I started, I went to the gym regularly and do quite a bit of walking and cycling, but always said that running is not for me. DH has been running for about 15 years, I was not understanding the fun of it. Now I do, though I am not aiming for any long distances, there will be no marathon in my future. That would take too much of my sewing time ;-)
Next time we meet (which will be in Paris soon), my sewing friends and I will be running there too, so from sewing to running….
PS: the jacket is getting there, some decisions to make about facing fabric. Next post with pictures and progress again.