Friday, August 6, 2010

Running and Writing

Running and Writing. Two ends of the spectrum. One a physical activity, the other a mental exercise. One stretches the legs and lungs, the other uses the fingers and the eyes.

On the face of it, you would think there is little in common between Running and Writing. But if that is the case, why is it that so many of my writer friends are also runners?

Maybe there is more in common between Running and Writing than is apparent? Maybe running better prepares you for writing, and vice versa.

To find out more, hop across to Burrowers, Books & Balderdash.

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10 comments:

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Wonderful Rayna,
I would like to thank you for your good wishes, I appreciated it very much,

Yvonne.

Clarissa Draper said...

Actually, running has been known to increase your mental agility and so perhaps when you run you write better.

CD

Jan Morrison said...

for me it is walking, writing and sitting in meditation. If I do two of those a day it is a good day. One and it is a good enough day - three and it is a most excellent day!Jan Morrison

Jules said...

Bad knees, I'll stick to walking. But the concept is valid. Thanks for visiting my blog. :)
Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Both require dedication and persistence.

dipali said...

Both are largely solitary pursuits, which perhaps hone your perspective.

Trudy said...

An interesting correlation...I write but I don't run. Perhaps if I started running I would write more?

Have a blessed weekend Rayna!

Lynda Young said...

I'm a walker, not a runner, but physical exercise definitely helps with writing :)

W.I.P. It: A Writer's Journey

Rayna M. Iyer said...

@ Yvonne- thanks, and I do hope you are better now.

@ Clarissa- running is the time when you are alone without distractions- best time to sort complicated things out- in life and in writing

@ Jan- I want to start walking again- since I started running, I can't bring myself to walk, but paradoxically, I also miss it.

@ Jules- walking, running- it is all me time.

@ Alex- that could be it.

@ Dipali- and in both, you often ask yourself why you are doing it.

@ Trudy- running would teach you more dedication, if that is a problem.

@ Lynda- it does, doesn't it. The number of writers who are either runners or walkers or swimmers seems almost staggering.

dipali said...

So true!!!!!

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