I Would Walk 500 Miles

People who walk the entire French Route of the Camino de Santiago are used to jokes about the 1993 Proclaimers’ hit “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles).” For me, these jokes usually come when I’m trying to explain why I took off the entire month of May (all my vacation time …

FOUNDING FATHER FITSPERATION

Thomas Jefferson was a runner without knowing it.  He talks about walking the way we talk about our sport. From a August 27, 1786, letter to a friend: “If the body be feeble, the mind will not be strong. The sovereign invigorator of the body is exercise, and of all the exercises …