It seems that in running, as in quilting, there are elitists/snobs/those who think they are superior.
I was looking for a tutorial to make a running skirt, and found a blog in which the owner used some extremely ugly language in regards to running skirts and those who wear them.
Excuse me, but who are you to judge? Why can't running be for fun? I will never be an Olympian, and I accept that, so why can't I have fun, why can't I wear a skirt, or even a full costume?
It makes me no less of a runner because I sometimes wear a sparkly green skirt, listen to music, and will never run as fast as the incredible Kara Goucher. The fact that I'm running, no matter how slowly, makes me RUNNER.
Just like I am no less of a quilter because I don't always follow the rules. I confess that I sometimes use good ol' Dual Duty poly/cotton blend when I need a colored thread to match for topstitching. GASP! Arrest me now, Quilt Police! I also mix fabric lines, mix designer fabric with whatever is on hand, and ABSOLUTELY LOVE fabric that I've bought with a coupon!!!!!
My finished product has a top, batting, and a back, and is bound, and is therefore a QUILT. Making me a quilter.
I run; I am a runner. I quilt; I am a quilter.
I'm not asking you to run at my pace, nor am I asking you to sleep under my quilts.
Now, if anyone knows of a cute running skirt tutorial, I've got some costume ideas I'd love to work on for my next big run!