Why run? This blog intends to provide a particular, although
certainly not definitive, answer to that question. Running is
the calm harbor my racing mind can retreat to. Running is a
lifetime sport. I see guys in their 80's nearly every decent
sized race I do. I can run anywhere. I can run while camping. I
can run on a business trip. I can run at the beach. I can run in
my neighborhood. I can run at the park. I can run to the park. I
can run to lunch. I've hurt my ankle, knee and toes (doing
things other than running), and running has helped make them
whole as walking never could. When I run my gait forces good
form, whereas walking I can screw it up. Moving slowly I can
limp, or not put weight on one side. This a running gait does
not permit. Running clears my mind and forces introspection. I
don't have my phone. I don't have my computer. I don't have a
book to read or chores I could be doing. There is only myself.
Currero ergo sum. I run, therefore I am.