God of Walkers

I haven’t got any special religion. My God is the God of Walkers. If you walk hard enough, you probably don’t need any other God.   —Bruce Chatwin, In Patagonia

Hero Worship

A longtime running hero of mine doesn’t run. She walks. At a fast clip. She’s a middle-aged Hasidic woman, and I see her on mornings when my jog takes me onto Kent Avenue, a popular running route in my neighborhood. Usually I’m northbound in the bike lane with the stroller …