Running Stories

As I continue to think about my upcoming running anniversary (4 years! on June 2nd), I’m archiving interesting running stories/sources. Here are a few more:

Running Toward Boylston: 8 Runners Take on the 2014 Boston Marathon
Tumblr, NPR

I haven’t had a chance to really look through this Tumblr blog, but I like the idea of a collaborative project with more than one runner. I don’t have time to do anything like this for my current project, but it’s something to think about…

My Running Story
Blog Narrative, Running to the Kitchen

I liked reading this narrative. Somewhere on the blog (which I read last week but can’t find now), she mentions that she’s never written her version of the “my running story.” This statement made me curious: Writing a “my running story” is a genre/story form? Yep. I googled it and found a bunch of versions. I think this might be the way I mark the occasion!┬áBut, how to write it and what to include? I’ll think about it some more…

Running Voices

I’m starting to think about how to mark the occasion of my 4th anniversary of running. Realistically, I don’t have a lot of time to create a big project–of course that doesn’t stop me from┬ádreaming too big about what I could do. At this point, I’m in the research/planning phase. Here’s a story project from the New York Times that I just discovered:

Running Voices

This project is from 2009. In it, different runners contribute their stories about training for and/or running marathons. The format is a voiceover recording combined with a series of photos that the user clicks through as they listen to the story.

Screen shot from running voices
Screen shot from running voices