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January 9, 2015

Joe and I don’t often run together — our paces differ and while I prefer longer distances, he’s happiest running 5Ks and occasionally a 10K.

But tonight we ran side-by-side, a planned 2-miler together stretching to just over 3.

We kept a steady pace, running in comfortable silence much of the way, the sound of snow crunching beneath our feet.

The truth is, we’d left a house in which everyone was a bit on edge (3 snow days in one week can do that to a family). I wouldn’t blame our kids for being glad to see their parents *just go* for awhile. They needed the space, too.

The fresh, cold air…the peacefulness of the evening outdoors…the forward motion of our bodies…it’s just what we needed.

Yet again I was reminded of the power of a run.

When was the last time you experienced the power of a run? 

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