Two things have been true about me for as long as I can remember — I’m good with words, and I’m a slow runner. In college, I covered the track team instead of being part of it. While my career path has veered away from sports into news, with a lot of data journalism and digital journalism in the mix, I never lost my love for running, or for writing about it.
That shows up in my fiction, where one beta reader once told me “You have too many characters who are runners!” (I often change things at her suggestion, but all the characters who were running when she said that still run.) As I’ve returned to running in recent years, I’ve dipped back into writing about both my journey and observations about how running as a sport is evolving. In 2018, that’s included several posts about training for my first marathon.
While I’m still a Back of The Pack runner, time, training and patience have helped me improve. Again, not that different from writing.
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