11 Aug '17, 7pm

How Running Every Day for 250 Days (and Counting) Has Changed My Life

As I got older, I transitioned to other sports, where running became a necessary evil and a punishment . Late to practice? Run a lap around the field. Whispering while the coach was talking? Run a lap around the field. I dreaded each and every one of those laps because I was always one of the last to finish. Being slow when you’re 5 years old is fine. Being slow when you’re 15 and obsessed with what everyone else thinks of you is torture. Running for me had become synonymous with humiliation. After the end of high school and team sports (hallelujah), I started running on my own. I wish I had some admirable reason for getting back out there, but in reality I was looking for a way to control my weight. For the next ten years, this would be my main motivation to run; not surprisingly, I never became a consistent runner. I would give it my all for a few months, maybe sign up f...

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