I am grateful for running because:
- It’s easy exercise.
- It can be both solitary and communal.
- It’s a means of processing.
- It’s a reason to get outside.
- It provides a sense of accomplishment.
- It’s a way to focus.
- It’s free.
- Mark Grief hates it. (“With his speed and narcissistic identity, the runner corrupts the space of walking, thinking, talking, and everyday contact. He jostles the idler out of his reverie. He races between pedestrians in conversation. The runner can oppose sociability and solitude by publicly sweating on them.”