Photo from We Are Knitters
Photo from We Are Knitters

As if running a marathon wasn’t hard enough, one runner in this weekend’s New York City Marathon is going to up the difficulty level. The Northeastern University plans on running all 26.2 miles—while knitting.

The Boston Globe introduced us to Meredith Parmalee, who got the idea while working for a company called We Are Knitters that sends out knitting kits to customers and created a lively community for knitters. The runner is using her new hobby—she has been practicing running while knitting with yarn wrapped around her wrist—to bring awareness to her charity of choice, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Parmalee will be finger knitting, versus using tools of the trade, while out on course representing Team in Training.

Be sure to keep an eye out for her on race day! You can keep up with her fundraising efforts on her Team in Training page.

Share with us: Have you done—or seen—any activities (such as knitting or juggling) while running?

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