Runner’s High

Is the runner’s high like Bigfoot or the Loch Ness monster? We know that two of those don’t exist. I haven’t run distances in years. When I did, I  crossed paths with a Yeti as many times as I attained the elusive runner’s high.

My San Francisco subject is a serious runner. I’m a serious walker. As you might imagine, we have overlapping interests which we talked about before, during, and after the session.

I asked her about the runner’s high. She answered my question with a question of her own. “Do you get a walker’s high?”

I thought about it for a second and thought of my daily communion with nature. Getting out and going places multiple times a day is a mental health tonic that no pill can match.

We both agreed that our respective exercises don’t equal what you’d get at a dispensary because our highs are way better.

About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.

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