Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Missing Out

Many people don't understand why we run, and, more often than not, we are at a loss when it comes to articulating a response.  This is even more true when those asking decide to cling to their predetermined loathing of our sport.  We simply cannot provide a comprehensive and lucid reason without delving into euphemisms and the ethereal, and astute antagonists will often point this out with their own anecdotal evidence to support such contrarian views.

Their loss.

Euphemisms aside, the minutia of our daily runs make them worth the while.

Noticing the flora and fauna, greeting the mail carriers, feeling the changes of the seasons; these are all such integral parts of life, and yet they tend to go unnoticed without something like a monotonous daily run to force them into view.

Big races, PR's, and physical milestones seem to warrant all the attention, but yesterday's run illustrated that the daily grind might just have some of the most important, if not the most subtle benefits.

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