Thursday, December 29, 2011

Why did I think a Quilter's Run was a 5K for charity?

This was actually the case.  The quilt shop where I had just taken my first quilting class, was advertising a quilt run like crazy that week.  Hmm, I thought, I've always wanted to start running.  I only needed the right motivation, and I was sure the charity it was for was deserving.

"When is it?", I asked.  Only 2 weeks from the day.  Well, not enough time to train, but really some of these ladies that seemed so excited about it surely couldn't do a 5K either.  "How far is it?", I asked.  How far you wanted to go was entirely up to you.  Now we were talking!  "What charity is it for?".  Blank stare from the lady I was asking.  "Is it for a charity?", I could tell she was stuggling to figure out how to respond.  Finally she told me, "well, I guess it is for the charity of the stores that are participating."  Now I was the one with the blank stare.  The quilt shop owner that had caught the last bit of the conversation finally came over and explained that it was more of a shop hop around the area.  "Oh", I replied.  I like shopping as much as anyone else, but travelling between 5 of the quilt shops spread across Los Angeles, Ventura, and San Bernadino counties seemed like a daunting task.  I mean, it takes me 20 minutes to go 3 miles in the morning.  I mean this thing must have taken all weekend.

I still haven't participated in a true quilter's run.  And, in case anyone was wondering, it took me till this year to start running.  And, it hasn't been going very well.....

1 comment:

  1. Hi Jen! This is my first time visiting and I see that you are new to the blogosphere-- Welcome!! You are going to love the quilting blogger community-- so many inspiring things that people create and the stories people share and giveaway opportunities. I live on the East coast and they call the Quilter's Run a "Shop Hop"-- which is a little more clear. I would say its for a good cause since there are so few LQSs (Local Quilts Shops) remaining-- so many of them have closed due to on-line competition. I shop a little on-line and a little at LQSs. I'm very excited b/c I'm signed up to take a paper piecing class in January.

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