About Writing and Running…

I have been writing for years.  When I was young, some of my poetry was published in the Vineyard Gazette and in a few local papers where I grew up.  I have started two books- one is a memoir about my childhood, the other a story that takes place on Cape Ann, where I live now.  I belong to a writing group that meets weekly,  writing salon-style,  where each member reads immediately after writing each piece.

After my father-in-law died, I had a lot of trouble sleeping.  I began exercising vigorously on a daily basis, just to exhaust myself enough to sleep at the end of each day.  I had been a runner as a young adult, but had not been consistent for many years, so when I began to incorporate running into my fitness routine, I was pleased and surprised to discover how much I loved it.  I increased my mileage a little each week, either by going longer distances, or by upping the frequency. I remember when two miles felt so far!  And now, five miles constitutes a short run.

Fitness has become a focus in my life.  I’ve become so interested in both fitness and nutrition that I went back to school to become a certified personal trainer.  I love creating programs for people that help them feel better about themselves in both their minds and bodies.  I love  aiding in the discovery of body awareness and the way exercise helps people feel happy.

I began to write about running in my writing group.  After a few weeks,  I felt I was writing about it too much there- I still wanted to work on stories for my books, but could not seem to stop thinking about and writing about running.  I asked a close friend to help me set up a blog so that I could have an outlet beyond my writing group, and also  so that I could share my experiences with more people.  I have a goal to write daily about running, and in my writing group, to focus more on working on stories for my books  so that my dream of being published might come true.

I am now running five or six days a week, totaling about 30-35 miles.  After more than two years, I still look forward to each run.  And now, thanks to my friend Robin the mermaid,  I have a place to write about it.

I hope that as you read what I feel and think about when I run,  you enjoy the stories, the occasional recipes, and are inspired to do what moves you!

As one of my favorite musicians Moby sings, “Run On”!

One Comment on “About Writing and Running…”

  1. CultFit Says:

    I can’t begin to thank you enough for stopping over and following my humble blog-o-thing! I wish you the very best, be inspired and please take care.


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