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Are you a homeschooler looking for a new idea for your teen’s P.E. credits? Does your budget prohibit you from signing each of your children up for team sports or private lessons, but you still want them to learn a sport? Do you find it challenging to teach sports because you, yourself, don’t enjoy them? If so, why not try running? Running is a relatively inexpensive sport that only requires a good pair of running shoes and wide open spaces.
I know from experience that running is an enticing practice. My husband began running at the end of last year. Seeing his success, I decided to take it More >
There was a great article in the May 2010 issue of Runner’s World magazine, entitled “Feeling Lucky?” by Kristin Armstrong. Though this article appeared in a running magazine, its message of thankfulness can clearly be applied to any endeavor, including homeschooling… maybe even especially homeschooling.
Those of us who educate our children at home can easily become overwhelmed by all the things we have to do in our homeschools—subjects to cover, topics to emphasize, field trips to take and planning sessions to complete. Add to that all the things that we manage in our lives—work, home, More >
I started running a few weeks ago. It’s been fun and challenging and empowering. There’s nothing quite like doing something you’ve never done before. Today my program dictated that I run for 20 minutes straight, something I’ve never before attempted.
The first five minutes were hard, knowing that I still had several minutes to go. At the ten minute mark, I didn’t think I’d make it. My mind began entertaining thoughts of quitting. My legs hurt and my breathing became labored. Just as I was replaying the idea of quitting, the thought occurred to me: If I quit, I’ll never make it past this leg. More >
Not long ago my husband introduced me to running. It’s challenging, but I love it. I’m definitely a newcomer to the sport, but I’m already enjoying the benefit of it, namely enough energy to keep up with my kids.
Recently I learned a lesson about the necessity of keeping a good form while I run. Often when I start to feel the most tired is when my form is lacking, when I’m slouching, when I don’t hold my stomach strong, when my chin isn’t lifted and when my arms aren’t swinging straight. It’s amazing how keeping a good form makes my run more enjoyable and possible. My breathing is easier; I More >