I run for a lot of different reasons – some physical, some emotional, some social, some spiritual and some psychological.
Fellow runner and sports journalist Mike Wise, writing in Tuesday’s Washington Postnewspaper, says, “I know there are things worked out in your head on a run that cannot be worked out in a therapist’s office or a friend’s living room, a clarity only a physical journey can bestow.”
“Putting in the miles, getting to a place of almost serenity and purpose in your running, can take you away from whatever was gnawing at you before you made the decision to put on your shoes and walk out the door.”
On Tuesday morning, I put on my shoes, walked out the door and ran for an hour in honor of the victims of Monday’s deadly bomb blasts near the finish line of the 117th Boston Marathon.
I thought of the three people who were killed in the blasts, including an eight-year-old boy.
He’ll never run again.