30 Sep '15, 12am

Finding satisfaction from running without worrying about results:

Finding satisfaction from running without worrying about results:

And, if gifted and lucky enough, college scholarships, and maybe the chance to run professionally? I'm not sure. It's the American dream, played out on sports fields, courts, rinks, and tracks across the land: Get good enough and you can make it to the big leagues, be on TV, become a household name, be showered with riches and love. But I wonder more each day whether that dream doesn't poison more than it inspires. What I fear for the runner on my team is the moment when he loses the ability to define success for himself and instead needs to produce results to measure up. That moment can begin early, if every milestone serves only to predict how good he will be in the future, if every step only hints at where running will someday take him. Many runners fall into the trap of unrealistic goals and fail to ever be satisfied at progress if it falls short of where they “should”...

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