(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