I might have mentioned it before, but I love to run. I didn't always. It has taken a lot of work and perseverance to be able to use the word love and run in the same sentence.
Since I am home with 5 crazy kids everyday I look forward to getting out of the house and running. Let me rephrase that; I NEED to get out of the house. Not only do I like getting exercise and keeping fit but I also really enjoy being able to clear my mind and pray and worship as I listen to my music. I love getting up early in the morning before everyone is up, seeing the sunrise and starting the day off right. I don't always feel like it, especially when I haven't gotten a good night's sleep and some mornings, right when I get out of bed a little person somehow manages to wake up also.
Thankfully I have an amazing husband that knows I need my time by myself and Diego helps out also. I don't always get out everyday but when I do it helps keeps me sane throughout the week.
Summer in Florida is in full force right now. The air has been suffocating. The only time it is bearable to run, is in the early morning. Even then I am pouring sweat. I come back home looking like I ran through a sprinkler. It's days like these that I am jealous of all those still in 60 degree weather. At least we have really nice winters.
I want to make sure to let you know that I am not great at sewing. I can get easily frustrated when something simple ends up becoming complicated or taking way longer than I thought, but these bands are so easy to make. You really can't mess these up and they take less than 30 minutes to make. So if you haven't sewn in while, dust off your sewing machine and give these a try!
What you will need to make your own:
Adapted from this tutorial from holy-craft that I came across on pinterest;)
-Sewing machine/ thread- black and white
-Ribbon- I used a 1/2.in and 3/4in. width (where to buy)
-Velvet/or felt- 3/4 in. width (where to buy)
-Elastic-1 cm. width (where to buy)
1. Cut your ribbon and velvet 16 in. in length. I laid the ribbon over the velvet to use as my guide.
2. Cut elastic 5in. in length.
3. Trim ribbon to the same width as velvet
4. Pin ribbon and velvet together. Sew along both sides down the length of ribbon and velvet back stitching(going back and forth and couple of times to fortify seam) on the ends.
5. Using lighter, carefully singe the exposed sides of the ribbon and velvet till melted together.The materials will become a little hard on the edges.
6. Pin the elastic between the open bottoms of the now sewn together band. Sew across, double stitching at the ends. Make sure that the elastic isn't twisted around and is sewn to the other end the same way.
7. Singe ends attached to elastic. Now you are done and ready to run!
Here are some great headbands you can purchase if sewing isn't your thing:
Bondi Band Solid Moisture Wicking Headband, Black, One Size
Sweaty Bands Wicked Exclusive Headband, Fuchsia, 1-Inch
Do you like to run?
What do you like to do to stay fit and get out of the house?
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