Friday, August 27, 2010

Running-Girl Meets Running-Boy

Running-boy is free-spirited.  He takes pleasure in the simple things of life.  He especially enjoys running outdoors with the breeze gently combing through his dirty blond locks.  He loves the warmth of the sun that caresses his shoulders, and the feel of the ground as it rolls beneath his feet.   His stride is as effortless as an ice skater on ice.

Running-boy never passes up an opportunity to wave hello or flash his infectious smile.  He loves to run and runs to live.  Running-boy inspires me and I’ve fallen in love with him. 

Running-boy is the main character in my children’s story titled, “Running Boy.”  I created this fictional piece while training for my first marathon.  I felt that there weren’t enough picture books for children that encouraged running.  This led me to my creation.  The purpose of my story, for readers ages 4-7, is to inspire children to run.  Please visit  to read about Running Boy and help me spread the love of running.

Follow Ned, Anna, Tommy, and Peggy on their quest to find the answer to the question, “Running Boy, why are you running?” Experience the feel, the sights, the sounds, and the smells that Running Boy experiences on his run, and you’ll find the answer to the question that everyone is asking.


  1. I'm a little behind but I wanted to comment on this post--I think it's awesome that you're writing toward younger kids and running. I have been talking about trying to write a book geared toward kids about healthy living but have been kind of discouraged. It's probably because I feel like just like everyone else, here's another person with another book idea. I have a list of ideas...I just think we need to get kids interested while they're young!! Good habits start at a young age. Great stuff!

  2. Hi NYgirl: Don't be discouraged. Just follow your heart and do what you love. In time, someone will discover your ideas, but unless you try, you'll never know. The biggest risk you can take is not taking one at all.

  3. Thanks! It's so true..I write ideas down little by little and going through all of my ideas and little mini "stories" get intimidating and overwhelming. I bookmarked the site because I thought it was a wonderful idea. And maybe I can submit one of my little stories! Thanks for your support-it means a lot!



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