Wednesday, July 22, 2009

No instant gratification

I've decided to try to update more regularly, even if just briefly. A friend of mine sent me a USA Today article about an organization to help the homeless get back on their feet through running programs. It would seem like people in such straits would have bigger fish to fry, but this makes total sense to me. Running can be very therapeutic, helps build self-esteem and gives a very helpful structure. The director of the program has a great quote summing it up: "It's a very egalitarian sport in the sense that running rewards effort. It gives people the strength to connect that with the recovery process. There's no instant gratification."

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