Why I Have to Keep Running

April 23, 2015 9:08 PM

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Until just recently, I was still running on a treadmill. I didn't trust my footing over patches of snow and dodging giant puddles of muddy water. For weeks, I've been waiting for the winter weather to end so I could run outside, alone with my thoughts and a view of the Boston skyline from the Cambridge side of the Charles River.

My dedication to running persists though I've never experienced the endorphin rush so many people describe. And yes, sometimes I feel like I'm flying. But the exhilaration lasts no more than a few strides. Most of my runs are pounding and gasping and checking the display on the GPS watch, willing th...

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