About this blog

(updated November 23, 2012)

I’ve been an avid reader since I was six years old and a writer for almost as long. But my curiousity about the natural world, especially at the microscopic and molecular levels, led me to study biology at university rather than English.

When I was in high school, my phys ed teacher George Gluppe discovered my running talent and turned a non-athletic bookworm into an international-level competitor who made it all the way to the 1988 Olympics.

So, naturally, running became an integral part of who I am, and has made its way into my stories.

Our lives are packed with stories. One of my recent stories is about how I went back to school at age 49 to explore and develop my writing ability in the Print Futures Professional Writing program at Douglas College. I graduated in 2011 and have been working since then as a freelance editor and writer.

I started writing regularly in this blog almost a year ago and soon decided to start my “Olympic Training Log” to tell the long story of my preparation for the 1988 Olympics. I wrapped up that project on September 30, 2012, with a post about my 10,000m race on September 30, 1988.

I’m excited and fascinated by the way keeping a blog enables me to connect with people in a new way: whether I’m reaching friends from decades ago, sharing stories with current friends, or exchanging ideas with strangers.

I’m looking forward to my blog’s evolution as I continue to explore my favourite topics: running, writing, books, relationships, and online communication.

To contact me about writing or editing work, please visit my editing website at nancytinariedits.com

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5 Responses to About this blog

  1. nancyiranit says:

    Eventually I hope to expand this blog to have a book review section, and comments on articles I read and current events and trends.

  2. Caroline Crabtree says:

    Nancy, I enjoy your blogs. I hope you keep them up. The two of us have many similar interest – running and overall fitness; reading (belong to two reading groups but never make a meeting – life way too busy – but I really enjoy reading the books). I cannot write like you do but really appreciate reading some one who writes well – like you do about topics I have a passion for! I am glad I came across your blog site!

  3. Andrew H. says:

    Nancy – I was very sad to hear of George’s passing through Joseph and touched by your posts which I recently found. You look the same as I remember from 22+ years ago running at York. Regards
    – Andrew H.

  4. Jayde-Ashe says:

    Hi there! I have nominated your blog for the Shine On Award because I love your blog 🙂 There is no obligation whatsoever to accept but if you would like to accept and pass on this award please follow the link:
    http://jaydeashe.wordpress.com/2013/05/31/sunshine-on-a-rainy-day/

    • Thank you for your nomination, Jayde-Ashe. I’ve read your linked post but I’m a bit overwhelmed by the requirements for accepting this nomination–I don’t read a lot of other blogs due to time constraints. So much great writing out there, so little time! We all have to find a balance between living, reading, writing, working, & playing.

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