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Allen Leigh

Allen Leigh is a Salt Lake City resident and grandfather who credits running for saving his life. As one can tell through his blog Old Man Running, running has been his life, his passion, his saving grace.

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My “Incredible Journey” in Running

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."
 

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