Runner's Life
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Runner's Life

What Happened When I Stopped Trying to Run Fast

After years of pushing myself to improve, I’m taking it easy in 2021.

Running Fast

I started running regularly four years ago when I was in the worst shape of my life. I had recently gotten sober, after a decade of heavy drinking. All of those years of alcoholism had left me overweight and lethargic.



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Benya Clark

I’m a lawyer turned writer from North Carolina. I write about sobriety, mental health, and more. Subscribe to my weekly newsletter at