Came up in this week’s blog, seemed like a good idea to re-post.
There are eight million artist stories in the city. This one is mine. This one is called “Running Around”.
One of the perks working for the Merrimack Valley YMCA in Lawrence, Mass was getting to run with the boys during the lunchtime hour. Every day three or four, some days six or even seven men – members of the Y or staff – would gather in the locker room just after noon, change into running shorts and shoes, and head out the front door, turning right or left on Lawrence Street, that decision determining which route would be taken that day. I showed up for these noontime runs generally three times a week. This was the year 2000 and I was at the high point of my running life, averaging between 20 – 30 miles a week, usually sneaking in at least one run of eight miles or more. While…
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