I couldn’t contain my excitement in the Las Vegas airport earlier today as I walked back from the Hudson Newsstand. With a smile on my face I explained to eight of my co-workers that I just bought the newest issue of Runner’s World Magazine and Anna and Kristy Berington were on the cover it. This issue combined my love of running with the Iditarod, and I couldn’t have been happier.
Once I got on the plane I sat down to read the article on the two Wisconsin natives. It focuses on the twins’ training and their life at the kennel. The article also highlights the importance Kristy and Anna put on running during the Iditarod—who estimate that they run nearly 100 of the 1,000 mile race. It helps keep the sled lighter, and Anna points out that it also keeps them warm since standing on the back of a sled can get quite cold.
The article is a fun read and can be used in the classroom to promote fitness, but to also work on non-fiction article analysis. I have attached a handout that can accompany the article if you want to analyze it with your students. Non Fiction Notes Berington Article
And if you do happen to pick up the Runner’s World issue, be sure to flip to 104 and read a little blurb from my younger sister, Colleen, as she talks about a local women’s race, which happens to take place tonight in Chicago.
It’s a pretty great day when running gets combined with the Berington sisters, Iditarod, and your little sister, so enjoy the read and get out there and run!