Photo credit: Evonne Ermey

Unclench your fists, shake out your wrists, relax your shoulders. Now, run.

To run far, runners should relax into their stride, which, like a fingerprint, is unique to each person. Some people have a long stride, a strong kick. Some people stare at their feet, some people’s shoulders roll like a panther’s beneath their workout gear. Some glide, some shuffle. I don’t know what my stride looks like. I’ve been told that I make running look easy, which makes me proud. Running isn’t easy.

Sometimes I run with tears streaming down my face and goose pimples on my arms. Sometimes…

Evonne Ermey

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