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The Lonliness of a Long Distance Runner

June 6, 2010
By kread18 DIAMOND, Berkeley, California
kread18 DIAMOND, Berkeley, California
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This is the only place where solitude is ear-shattering. Each sound is amplified: heart beating, feet pounding, breath moving in and out. I am alone with my thoughts, which are focused, coursing with the natural rhythm of my body. Running is not a sport; it is a lifestyle. It is an underrated sport in which athletes defeat physical and mental limitations to accomplish the unimaginable. Interest grows into a daily ritual which enhances commitment and focus in music. Each run brings you back to why you am here: to experience again the feeling of truly being alive.

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on Jun. 21 2010 at 2:01 am
JamieStarr GOLD, Sevierville, Tennessee
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o! thats why i love you. :) i love you.

this was AWSOME i rele know what you mean.  i go running when ever i am mad or upset. and i  just started this so that i would stop hitting things and now i really enjoy this. i cant run but for 1minute and 30 seconds. but still it settles me down. and i was wondering ,since you run alot, how much do u run a day