"The best side effect of running is that our family spends more time together, whether it is at a race or just a run around the block. We go running, although we may fall a few times. We go regardless of how our kids choose to dress. We go irrespective of how long it will take to finish the race or how chaotic it might be. We go when it is hot and when it is cold. We have a new baby due in November. And when we have four kids, we’ll still be going."
"Bicycle touring has been a large part of my life for the last 33 years. I have bicycled on five of the seven continents, and have traveled solo and with groups. I have always considered bicycle travel a wonderful way to encounter the world and its inhabitants, allowing you to experience the land with all five senses . . . and a fair amount of sweat."
" And when Sophie gets angry - really, really, angry...she runs! She runs and runs and runs until she can't run anymore. Then, for a little while, she cries. Now she sees the rocks, the trees and ferns. She hears a bird. She comes to the old beech tree. She climbs. She feels the breeze blow her hair. She watches the water and the waves. The wide wold comforts her."