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The Worldwide Wordpress 5k – #wwwp5k

As part of the Worldwide WP 5k 2015 I’m sharing with you what I got up to last week when I did my first ever 5k run. As some of you already know on the 24th August I decided it was about time I got off my crafty but and did some exercise. I downloaded a couch to 5K running app on my phone and off I jogged. At first I thought my lungs would explode after just a minute running but it got easier, and I even started to enjoy it.  After only 4 weeks I’d clocked up of 40 km! But then disaster struck (only a minor one).  My achilles tendons were giving me some trouble, especially first thing on a morning.  So I rested for 2 weeks and rode my bike to try and keep up my slowly developing fitness level. I was soon up for running again, but didn’t feel I could carry on from where I had left off – I’d built up to running for 10 minutes.  So I …

Stretching my sewing skills – The Fehr Trade VNA Running Top

I recently bought the sew independent fabric bundle which includes Fehr Trades VNA running top. I’ve also taken up the running  challenge of couch to 5k and have nearly finished week 5 of 8.  The elastic limit of my current workout clothes is almost past the point of no return so it’s time to make some running tops that fit. I’ve got a few pieces of lycra in my stash but for my first attempt I used fabric that I wouldn’t be too upset if it turned out to be a disaster. Remember this dress… it was made before and after a 10 hour shift, then worn in the evening. Phew! I don’t tend to rail road my sewing any more, mainly due to having less time, but also because I’m trying to sew to a higher standard.  I’ve only worn this dress 3 or 4 times in 2 years so thought it was time for a refashion! I also used the legs of some gym pants which are now shorts, and a piece of black …