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Runners are smart. That's not just because running has been shown to increase the number of newly born neurons within the brain. That's just one piece of good news for runners. Running is an education in living. Jocelyn and I started running twelve years ago. We've learned so much about life and ourselves we wish we had started earlier. 6 Lessons About Life From Running 1. Running makes you a runner. Jocelyn and I are not very fast or sleek (big smiley face here) so sometimes we doubt that we're really runners. One of our so called, friends, saw us out one morning and described us as "speed walkers." John Bingham, marathoner and writer, says, "If you run, you are…
Bob Jones
September 28, 2014

Going the Distance

The year was 1983. In Australia, the long-distance foot race from Sydney to Melbourne was about to begin, covering 875 kilometers - more than 500 miles! About 150 world-class athletes had entered, for what was planned as a six-day event. Race officials were startled when a 61-year-old man approached and handed them his entry form. His name was Cliff Young, and his "racing attire" included overalls and galoshes over his work boots. At first, they refused to let him enter. So he explained that he'd grown up on a 2,000-acre farm, with thousands of sheep. His family could afford neither horses nor tractors so, when the storms came, his job was to round up the sheep. Sometimes, he said, it…
Jones Bob
June 29, 2011