Monthly Archives: February 2012

Slow but steady wins the race

Often, as I run these days, when I’m not concentrating on my Chi body position I spend time working through ideas for writing or sometimes ideas for quilts.  We are currently redecorating our bedroom, which now features a bright red wall.  … Continue reading

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A saga of biomechanics and Chi Running

“and you’re really in luck if she walks like a duck.”  This was the final line of the first poem my husband ever wrote for me.  He wasn’t my husband yet, and it was part of a collection of one, … Continue reading

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More child’s play

The important work of child’s play can take different twists and turns depending on each child’s inclinations and interests.  My own experience at parenting involved an all-male world.  We did have dolls at our house and they were part of play … Continue reading

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Our first half-marathon: it was brutal, we want more

Setting goals always seems like a good idea.  Setting a goal isn’t hard, but following through is another thing altogether.  Registering for a destination race is a great way to make a goal real.  Some people commit to things without too … Continue reading

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Is running just child’s play?

In trying to find common ground between my two blogging themes of running and writing for children, I spent some time (while running) thinking about what similarities there might be between running for adults and playing for young children. I … Continue reading

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Why do so many runners blog?

I have been in the blogosphere for 12 days now, and have spent some time exploring the terrain, looking for ways to establish connections with like-minded bloggers.  One resource I found is called networkedblogs.com.  I was intrigued to see that … Continue reading

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Waiting for perfection is not an option!

Switching from illustrating the exploits of a little robin to trying to draw a scene involving children is truly humbling.  What I learned from these efforts: Real artists deserve a lot of respect. Making kids look young is impossible. Erasers … Continue reading

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