Meet the woman who’s going to knit while running the New York City Marathon
The Huffington Post - 10/05/2015
The idea of running the New York City Marathon started as a joke for Meredith Parmalee. The 22-year-old was interning at a startup called We Are Knitters, which sells DIY knitting supplies and kits, and found out that there was a woman running in this year’s race doing, you guessed it, knitting. Her joke soon became reality, as she tried taking her wool yarn ball on morning runs, finger knitting while putting one foot in front of the other, and planning out a 16-week marathon training schedule. Picture it: a 22-year-old girl knitting, while running, in what was 75-degree whether.
“Since I have started training for the NYC Marathon I’ve taken the yarn with me on all of my long runs, and it has really helped me set a steady pace when I am running,” says the Northeastern University student. “It is easy to start out too fast and then realize you won’t be able to keep up the pace you started at, but with the knitting I can gauge my speed and energy a bit better and settle into a comfortable rhythm. Then at the end of my run I have a finished (sweaty) project!”