“I Just Felt Like Running”

Happy Birthday, Thomas Jeffrey Hanks (born July 9, 1956)!

 

 

“That day, for no particular reason, I decided to go for a little run. So I ran to the end of the road, and when I got there, I thought maybe I’d run to the end of town. And when I got there I thought maybe I’d just run across Greenbow County. And I figured since I run this far, maybe I’d just run across the great state of Alabama. And that’s what I did; I ran clear across Alabama.

No particular reason I just kept on going. I ran clear to the ocean. And when I got there I figured since I’d gone this far, might as well turn around and keep on going. And when I got to another ocean I figured since I’d gone this far, might as well just turn back and keep on going. When I got tired, I slept. When I got hungry I ate. And when I had to go… you know… I went.”

About Jon Waldron

Running and Racing have been important parts of my life for as long as I can remember. I ran Track and Cross Country at Amherst HS, back in the day, and am proud to have been training and competing with the Cambridge Sports Union (CSU) for the past thirty years. If my bones hold out, I hope to continue for another thirty. About a dozen years ago, I began coaching, first as an Asst. Coach at Newton North HS in Newton, MA, and for the past eight years, as Head Track and Cross Country Coach at Concord Academy in Concord, MA. I've been writing for as long as I've been running. I've been blogging about running since 2005, and after a two-year hiatus, began blogging at "the runner eclectic" in 2014. In my experience, writing about running is way harder than running itself. I also still have a day job, working full-time as a Technical Product Manager for Nuance Communications, based in Burlington, MA. Thank you for reading my blog, and please consider leaving a comment.
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2 Responses to “I Just Felt Like Running”

  1. Kevin says:

    You know off the top of your head when it’s Tom Hanks’ birthday? Maybe it was in the one of those celebrity magazines that you have subscriptions to.

  2. Jon Waldron says:

    …says the guy who collects autographs from every famous female distance runner in North America…

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