Saturday, 13 April 2013

Writers who run or are considering it...

Those of us who write know the perils of sitting on our rear ends for long periods of time. Getting some exercise in when you’re on a writing roll would not necessarily be high on your list of things to do. However, getting out and breathing fresh air, by going for a walk or even a jog, could open your mind to progress your story when you’re wondering where you want it to go next.

For those of you who write and run (or run and write), I don’t advocate doing both at the same time, there is a resource you should really check out.

George Anderson’s intelligent running website contains very helpful tips and hints.

I had the opportunity to submit a piece about returning to running after an injury and he included it in his website. Check mine and Amy Martin’s story here

Sitting for long periods, then expecting your body to kick into exercise mode can cause injuries. There are some great tips on the best stretches to help the transition.

George’s ‘Beginner’s Luck' programme is free to download here and is a great way to start off or return to running after an extended break.

Check it out and let me know what you think.


  1. A great article Marie, very helpful and it is obvious you know the subject well.

  2. Glad you enjoyed it Mary. Thank you for taking the time to read.