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My wife and I just finished watching on television the original Disney movie, "The Incredible Journey." The movie is the story of two dogs and a cat who traveled 200 miles to their new home. They didn't know where their human family was, but they knew by instinct that it was west. As I watched the movie, I related to the old bull terrier, Bodger. He paced himself and knew when to go and when to stop and rest.

At times, I think, "I won't go running today." Then, I think of Bodger who never stopped until he had completed the 200 miles and found his human family. I think, "If old Bodger can make 200 miles, this old runner can make seven miles."

 

Allen Leigh

Allen Leigh is a Salt Lake City grandfather who credits running for saving his life.

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