Running Youth: Not Completely Wasted on The Young

A surprise encounter with my former running self

B. Lorraine Smith
Runner's Life
Published in
5 min readJul 27, 2023

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My 35-years ago running self hopped out of a box and surprised me by how much we still have in common.

Beside me a bus hisses and eases its way forward, passing me as it accelerates on its route. My feet pound methodically on the sidewalk. The air is crisp as it slips in through my nose and comes out of my mouth in a misty cloud. The sting in my throat, my straining muscles, the racing of my pulse…

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B. Lorraine Smith
Runner's Life

Former sustainability consultant replacing ESG with reality-based insights about corporate purpose and impact. https://www.blorrainesmith.com/