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Writing is like Running

April 30, 2009
By mindspike BRONZE, Concordia, Missouri
mindspike BRONZE, Concordia, Missouri
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Writing is like running. The runner chooses which path to take as a writer chooses which path the words lead you down. A runner as a writer chooses the beat of the words. a runner chooses their foot placement as a writer chooses their words. a runner chooses how long they run as a writer chooses the length of their work. a runner breathes as a writer scrambles through, page after page. a runner works their body as a writer works minds.


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on Feb. 17 2014 at 4:51 pm
kjeezy10 BRONZE, Defiance, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"Control what you can control"

  Summary   The author believes that writing a lot like running.  Both writers and runners choose paths to take while they work.  They both also choose how long they want to go with their work.  A runner works himself or herself physically as much as a writer works himself or herself mentally.   Response               I agree with the author because often, while I’m writing paper I feel as if I’m running because running is just as much mental as it is physical.  I can relate because I’m a cross county runner at my school and also I’m in an English class where we write papers sometimes.  I understand where the author is coming from because writing can be mentally tiring just as running can be physically tiring, and a lot of it depends on how long the run is or writing is.  I see the same dilemma at Ayersville because many people run and also are great writers.

on Dec. 9 2010 at 7:50 am
i have no frands

on Jul. 10 2009 at 10:34 pm
Thisbe Hollis :P BRONZE, Washington, District Of Columbia
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Trust... I am not a runner but I do understand what you are saying and anyway nice comparisons just brilliant!

on Jun. 6 2009 at 3:48 pm
mindspike BRONZE, Concordia, Missouri
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thanks lol i love running i just think that it is like taking a vacation from reality and it helps to free yourself from stress XD



p.s.- thanks for the comment!!

on May. 24 2009 at 11:29 pm
BellaLuna1 BRONZE, Ozone Park, New York
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LOVE IT! and well, i am an avid runner and writer, i find that they both help you relax and let out frustration also. so, try it when u r upset go for a nice run. lol.


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