September 05, 2018 Articles

Running Toward Wellness and Good Health

By Edd Peyton

I would be lying if I said that I always loved running. I was a two-sport varsity athlete in high school. Later, I played an NCAA sport and competed in intramurals at the U.S. Naval Academy. Back then, running was a necessity to maintain fitness for sports. But over time, as I aged out of competition, the necessity to run diminished until, at most, I ran three miles a year (1.5 miles in the spring and another 1.5 miles in the fall) for the navy’s physical fitness test. By then, I was a Nike kind of athlete—I believed that on any given day if I needed to perform athletically, I could "JUST DO IT!"

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