|Photo by Nancy Dushkin|
You see, running is my antidote to all bad things of life--fatigue, stress, too much candy, too many grad school student loans, too much sitting at the office. I collect my thoughts when I run and I let them go.
Running for MAC and me has, at times, become a social experience. People that we see everyday begin to expect us at Griffith slogging up the hill. If I am solo, they ask me where my partner is. Little by little the procession of people we pass along our grand ascent has begun to be a part of our mornings. They say hi. They pump their fists. They encourage us, "go, go, go!" We are now implanted in each other's morning schedules. I know where to expect them on the morning route--I use other people to gauge whether I am running late or cruising ahead of schedule. We depend on each other and it is really something so simple and so nice. Positive salutations in the midst of solitude. I tell you, mornings in LA are truly magic and I hope to see you out there.