Category Archives: sisters running

5K Weather Prediction

So many of you have the race bookmarked and are simply waiting to see what the race day weather will be like, right?  I made my earlier confession that I often do the same thing…especially for a 5K. Well, we … Continue reading

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Too Late to Train for a 5K?

Well, as of the writing of this post, the race is only 11 days away. Some of you are in that “should I enter this race” decision phase. For some, your reasoning is conflict with your personal schedule, for others, … Continue reading

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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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A Natural Drink to Balance Electrolytes

Image borrowed from http://tipdeck.com/home-made-lemonade-recipe I first learned about electrolytes after a race in the late 90s.  It was a sweltering hot day–the first really hot day of that summer.  After completing the race I was talking to a reporter, who … Continue reading

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A Farewell Running Song

During the past few months I have written a couple of posts about I girl I have called “Anna.”  She came to live at St. Charles a little before Christmas, and was incredibly anxious and fearful about everything.  Anna flourished … Continue reading

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An Extra Run to Relieve the Stress

One of the boys from St. Charles is really beginning to understand and internalize the way running can help him handle stress.  This little guy, whom I will call Jimmy, has lived in more than 12 foster homes in his … Continue reading

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Sister Maximilian & the St. Charles Kids Step into Barefoot Running

It was an historical day last week when Sr. Maximilian and the kids from St. Charles officially started to experiment with barefoot running.  Not to worry:  they are proceeding slowly and carefully and they won’t ever be seen running through the … Continue reading

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A bit more on barefoot running

We may become barefoot running nuns yet!  My Vibram Fivefingers are on their way, and next week I hope to start short outdoor walks in them.  Meanwhile I have been doing indoor walking barefoot, some days up to three miles … Continue reading

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How Do Those Sisters Run in Those Habits?

At the very beginning of this blog I thought I would answer a burning question that is on many people’s minds when they see our sisters running.  How on earth do we run in these habits?  First of all, we … Continue reading

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