I met a couple of friends last night for a run in the park. The pace was slow enough that we could chat easily. Before I knew it we had run five miles. Normally I run by myself and I am aware of the distance covered even as I zone out. Running with friends silenced that internal odometer and made the experience more enjoyable. Time flies when you’re having fun and all that. I don’t run with an ipod, but I see a lot of people do and now I’m wondering if that might not have the same effect as chatting with friends. Actually, I’ll still prefer friends for the social aspect, but I might give the music a try.
PROLOGUE: A BLACK CONDOR DIPPED her featherless head and flapped her wings, straining for height. Another vulture drifted in front of her, forcing the condor to climb higher in the crowded wheel of circling birds. The condor struggled, her body weak from having little to eat over the past month. The sun had yet to… Read more »