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Running & Running

by  Patrick Reed

You’ve been there, no doubt. We runners have all been there. Out on the interminable roads, the horizon a heartbreak away — endless vistas, scorching (or frozen, wind-swept) weather … and we keep running and running. What else can we do when we find ourselves alone on the course? This is what we do. We keep running and running.

In his masterful 9th chapter in Running & Being entitled “Running,” Dr. George Sheehan talks about the daily run as ritual. But not rote ritual. Rather, he calls it a daily rebirth – every day a fresh baptism. Each run is a blissful remembrance of the gift of life itself. Sheehan calls us to esteem the day’s run and to drink it in and to recognize its grace.

And Dr. Sheehan writes of how we run as true beginners each day — and…

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