Category Archives: beginner

What the St. Charles Children’s Home 5k Means to Me

I was away the summer of 1996 when the children began running at St. Charles.  Imagine my surprise when I returned to find a house full of runners–and I had NEVER run before.  My running career began in the fall … Continue reading

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One of the St. Charles Girls Invited to Speak as an Expert

Last December I wrote a post about one of the girls at St. Charles whom we will call “Anna.”  Anna had just arrived at the Home when I met her in December.  She was terrified of everyone she met.  After living … Continue reading

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A Roman Catholic Sister on Daily Mile

  I kept hearing Dailymile come up in the running blogosphere, and so I finally joined the network.  Dailymile has some similarities to Facebook, but it is geared particularly for active people.  When I first heard about it, I figured … Continue reading

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Running Helps One Child Overcome Her Fears

I have just completed the fall quarter at school in San Diego, and returned to New Hampshire on Monday.  My goal over the Christmas holiday is to get a couple of other people who run with our kids to join … Continue reading

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