If you’ve followed any of the big running stories this week, you know there’s a lot of negativity out there. A father who may (or may not) have cheated his way into Boston, a ridiculous article with over 100K shares that tells runners to shut up already, an onslaught of scary running-will-kill-you articles, and a kiss in Boston that has drawn the ire of thousands.
The public shaming, finger-pointing, and headline hysteria are all unfortunate side effects of the running boom and popular culture. I recommend leaving it all behind and heading out the door for some fresh air and a clear head. Let’s all chill out and go for a run.
The sun is shining, the air is heavy with the sweet scent of spring, and Mother Nature is providing us with spectacular scenery. Engage your body, free your mind, and let your spirit soar. In the words of the Boss, “baby, we were born to run.”