There seems to be a lot of people taking note these days about the pursuit of too much stuff.  How to remove clutter from our lives, consume less, conserve more, recycle, end the endless pursuit of more.  When I was running around the 1.3-mile St. Louis Arch Park a few weeks ago on a sunny day, I had a strong thought; Lighten-up and Live.  I don’t think that a thought like that negates the importance of the above but sometimes we just need to remember that most of us are generally good people, take a deep breath and live… 
Running to me seems like a really clean pursuit.  It is pure and natural and it might be one of those pursuits where one more is all right.  That is the exact feeling that I had as I ran lap after lap around the St. Louis Arch in January in shorts.  When I run in a race it is interesting when I realize that there is only one mile to go, or when we take it one mile at a time.  When I was training for my first Ironman I would frequently run the same six-mile loop.  It was a good feeling during the race when I realized I only had 6 miles to go; one loop of my training run, and interestingly enough those were the best running miles of the day.    

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