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Web Exclusive: Running for Joy
This member with 49 years sober is not about to slow down.
"Running reminds me of the daily reprieve that I have to be part of life today."
Running makes me feel like a kid. God's grace fills me when I jog. I realize that I am sober! I can run! Running helps me physically with a feeling of well-being.
Running helps me spiritually because I realize all the graces that the Lord has given even when I did not ask for or want them. I can recall the prison meeting where I first spoke: One of my best friends was in the inmate audience. But for the grace of God I could have been in there too. Running helps understand in all my joys and travails that "only love is the answer."
I once ran with an AA who would jog by all...
-- Jim S.
Dumont, New Jersey