The Trial of Miles

“The only true way to marshal the ferocity of your ambition over the course of many days, weeks, months, and (if you could finally come to accept it) years. The Trial of Miles; Miles of Trials.” –John L. Parker, Once a Runner

This weekend, I competed in a 200 mile relay from New Haven, CT to Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass with 11 teammates, most of whom I barely knew before our 24 hour journey. I’ve been running since I was 8, and it has become a sort of catharsisis for me. Whenever things go badly, which is often when you’re melodramatic, running is there for me. Miles of trials.

But this weekend, I wasn’t running away from fights with friends, or break-ups, or any kind of emotional stressor. I was running towards a finish line, one mile at a time. And that made all the difference to me this weekend.



About T.Krajewski

I used to write a poem a night when I was sixteen. I don't want to be that girl again, but I also miss writing.
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