I am a marathon runner. Wow, at 43, it feels pretty damn good to say that! Since my 40th birthday I've run two full marathons and 13 half-marathons. While the runs are exciting, with people cheering on the sidelines and a medal at the finish line, some of the best runs I've had have been my training runs.
There is a wildlife refuge near my home, and I love it there. It's my little piece of paradise in the middle of the city, my slice of Heaven, my retreat. I go there to walk and run whenever I can find the time.