Today, I am thankful for the ability to run alone.
When you think of all the forces you fight to just stand, you realize you’ve accomplished a lot just to be upright. Then add in falling gracefully forward for 26 miles. It’s a miracle.
Whether you’re running alone on the street or metaphorically in your convictions, dedications, or motivations, it takes a great deal of strength to put yourself in a position where you can’t look around at other people doing the same thing you are to see if you’re doin’ it right.
Running alone can provide a transparency of self that is entirely unachievable in the rest of the world.