This all started when I signed up for a 5k run. My sister and a couple girls from my weight training class had signed up, and I didn’t want to be left out. I’m really not a runner, but I figured this would be a good motivator to get more exercise. And so far I’ve put in a few miles…
The race is called She Is Beautiful, The Pinkest 5k and 10k. And for whatever reason, I thought I could use some special pants to wear on race day (March 17th). It helped that I ran into this lovely knit fabric at Harts, and it called out to me. I couldn’t forget it, so I went back with a coupon and a plan: leggings for my run.
Leggings are truly a quick project–just sew the crotch seams, inseam, hem and encase the elastic waist band. I made a pattern by cutting up an old pair of work out pants that couldn’t hold their shape. They made for a good starting point. This fabric is quite stretchy and a little thin–not exactly supportive workout material, but they survived their first run and will definitely be going out again.
This is me with my sister and fitness coach, Danielle. She is a wonderful coach and an encouragement to me. I can’t keep up with her, but I ran about half the course and walked the rest. My mom was visiting and ran/walked with me too, so I had great company the whole time. The race begins at the Lighthouse and follows the coastline, so it’s a beautiful view at any pace.
I have just enough of this fabric left, so I’m hoping to make a swimsuit with it too. Let the jungle escapades continue!
Anyone else take a jog lately?