I read another article on a former Olympic elite runner,young, in her early 50s I believe, hanging up her racing shoes because she is no longer the fastest. Still running splits most women...and men will never see on the time clock. Her body to some extent, but more evident, her spirit broken. The joy of running and racing gone Because the results were no longer there. I hope to run in a way that I never lose the joy of running AND racing. When I can no longer run, I will walk. When I can no longer walk, I will wiggle my toes. When I can no longer wiggle my toes, I will wiggle my nose. When I can no longer wiggle my nose I will dream of movement and live in the movement of others. BUT, I plan to run Boston when I'm 70....and race everyone out there...with joy.

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Comment by Rich Warne on April 27, 2015 at 2:12am
Big fat like!!!!
Comment by Carolynn on April 27, 2015 at 1:19am

I can understand this woman because it's hard to train hard knowing that any objective you might reach is lower than results you may have reached in the past. As a newbie, I don't have this problem because I can only get better !! This woman needs to find new objectives for her running. She is facing a challenge that can either destroy her or help her grow.

My own objective is to relive that strong and free feeling I had as a kid while running. Just want to run like the wind.

Comment by Robert Burpee on April 26, 2015 at 2:58pm
Hear, Hear, Well Said!

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