Jubilant Haste

A few years ago, I began mixing up my walking regimen with intervals of running, working my slow way up to running a mile at a time, and then—eventually—to four. And now I’m hooked.

I’ve experienced all the benefits that runners have long extolled—I sleep better, I have more energy, my heart and bones are healthier. (To say nothing of the boost in serum levels of complacency, which has been significant.) The real surprise, though, has been the way running has taken me to a whole new...

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About the Author

Deborah Smith Douglas is the author of The Praying Life: Seeing God in All Things (Morehouse). She lives in New Mexico.