RUN OR WALK OFF POST-ELECTION EMOTION & ENERGY Around the world and throughout history we’ve learned that feelings of alienation and isolation can be the stimulus for horrific acts of terror in countries, by naturalized or native-born citizens. Rather than posting social media items reflecting unsettled raw emotions of despair or elation that might be hurtful and provide that stimulus to someone we don’t know, think about working off the energy with physical activity.
Executive orders, legislation, and court rulings don’t make us uniquely American. Our charitable hearts, sturdy backs, welcoming arms, easy smiles, and eyes that forever seek new horizons make up our national spirit. Let’s use pumping legs to move beyond election day and settle down to the business of coming together.
Thanksgiving Day, our national holiday, is approaching. It’s a perfect opportunity to show the world how grateful we are for a system of government that allows us to campaign vigorously, vote, and then live in peace with the results, welcome or unwelcome. Get outdoors that day and take an informal walk or run in a turkey trot race. As you do, nod or voice a greeting to those you encounter as a sign of inclusion. It’s a day to celebrate being a nation of native and immigrant Americans.
BRIDGE TO PHYSICAL SELF
Running, walking, and fitness activities enable us to experience our physical selves in a world mostly accessed through use of fingers on a mobile device.
EARNED RUNS is edited and authored by me, runner and founder. In 1978 I began participating in 10K road races before 5Ks were common. I've been a dietitian, practiced and taught clinical pathology, and been involved with research that utilized pathology. I am fascinated with understanding the origins of disease as well as health and longevity.
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