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  • As much as running is a physical pursuit, it requires a lot of thinking. When my body is involved in what are fairly repetitive movements over long distances, there’s lots of time to consider other things—really, all the other things in my life that are not running—relationships, work, my laundry list of to-dos, the movie/the show I saw last week. This is usually really productive thinking time.

    But there are times when my legs are tired and I am sure they can no longer move as quickly, as fluidly as I want them to. Or at all. This is when I have to take my brain away from all of those other things to tell my legs: you can keep moving, you will keep moving. When this works (almost always), it doesn’t fail to amaze me.

    There are times though, when I can’t think about anything else except for the fact that I am running, moving through space much more quickly than I usually do and it’s amazing; honestly, I kind of feel like an animal. Some stupid, happy, careless animal.
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