Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Seaming and running

With all my discussions of gardening and not, not shopping, I bet you wonder whether I'm still knitting.

Well a bit.

I finally finished those last 30 rows for my Doctor's Bag. As you can tell from the pic above, I've cut out all the lining and now I'm working on seaming all the bag pieces together. So far I have the front and back attached to the bottom and just have the sides left to go. Seems like nothing, but the front and back took me a ridiculously long time. You pick up stitches along both edge pieces and then three needle bind them off. Simple, but time consuming.

My plan is to work on this a bit more tonight. Perhaps I can get the seaming done and then just have the lining to sew up. We'll see how things progress.

In terms of other progressions, I actually ran 8 whole minutes in a row today, twice! Yes, it's hard for even me to believe, but I'm in the middle of week 5 on my Couch to 5K plan using Ullreys podcasts. These podcasts have been just amazing in helping me to do this. Week 1 is running only 1 minute at a time and back then even that wasn't easy for me. Today, my 8 minutes was do-able! Next run comes the big challenge... I'm supposed to run 20 minutes in a row.... geez. I think I may surf around to see if I can find out how others handled that. Next week I get to drop back to shorter runs with more breaks even though the total running time is longer. I don't know, those breaks seem like a necessity. Can I skip a day,,, is it cheating,,, does having the longer run in there really help with the progression? Oh the questions!!

Regardless, I'm off and running and quite pleased as punch about it. Oh yeah, for S's fan club, he ran week 4 very successfully today. Yeah S!


Octopus Knits said...

Can't wait to see the completed bag (whenever you get around to it - no pressure)!

Way to go with the running progression. I've never been a runner, so I can't help you with your questions, but great job!

P.S. Your square foot gardening project looks like fun.

Macoco said...

Congratulations with your 8 minute runs! I know you can do the 20 minutes!!

I would suggest following the program because the longer runs are really helping you to build a foundation of endurance. But that said, it's definitely okay to repeat weeks or portions of weeks. I actually had to do the 20 minute week twice before I could really kick it's butt. ;)

a friend to knit with said...

oh yes! you can do the 20 minutes, no problem!!
just think of the break you can take afterwards!
look forward to seeing that doctors bag!

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Jenean said...

Hey, girl! I found a neat widget that you might like for your site that you can use to track your walked/ran miles 0 http://walkertracker.com/