How does one knit while running a marathon? This takes much discipline and determination while making it look easy for the world to see.
For one to be able to do anything with their hands while they are running is amazing. This is a must read article that is awe-inspiring for any age.
I mean, we had so many questions! How do you finger knit and run at the same time without falling? Heck, how do you even finger knit just sitting there? And how did this all come about?!
Meredith answered our burning questions in this video that was created by We Are Knitters and Anthony Gentles / Yothann Productions and in a quick Q&A!
When I was an intern at We Are Knitters, a startup in Madrid, Spain, that sells knitting kits and supplies, we were brainstorming fun, outside-the-box ideas. We saw on social media that someone had run a marathon while finger knitting, and so I joked that I would do it, too. The next day, I brought a ball of the wool with me on a run to try it out, and found that it was actually very calming! It really helps me take my mind off the long distances I am running, and lets me really let loose during my run. After I got accustomed to bringing the yarn with me on runs, I realized that it helps me set a steady pace as well! This is really important for long distances, since it is easy to start out too fast, but with the knitting I can regulate my running pace because of the repetitive motion.