Running is a gift. We don't own it, but we get to do something with it. Something real. Something relevant. Because running contextualizes suffering. It gives meaning to the struggle and purpose to the sacrifice. It contains the range of human experience, as far as you want to go. The rise and the fall; the victory and the defeat; the mundane and the epic. But what makes it particularly special is that we get to do it together. We fear, we suffer, we endure, we are humbled, we breakthrough in the company of runners. Together, we get to share something elemental and celebrate the relentlessness of the human spirit.