Merry Miles

This is something you want to do. I promise.

I read a post on the r/running subreddit the other day. The poster was sharing why they greet everyone they see on their run – be it a hello, a smile, a wave – and it was touching. Their post inspired a lot of other people, too, as their Facebook page has grown by about 500 members in the past 24 hours.

I learned that day that it’s simply not OK to pass another human being and pretend they don’t exist. There’s no way of knowing at first glance who’s out just enjoying the scenery and who’s at the end of their rope, and ultimately it shouldn’t matter. Every person deserves to be seen and acknowledged.

Please join me in participating in Merry Miles. The goal is to “go” 100 miles between Thanksgiving and New Years. My goal is complete those 100 miles running – I have 90 left to go.