Tag Archives: depression

When Running Cannot Save Me

All my body wants to do is stop – stop running, stop moving, stop caring.  I am less than a half mile into my run and the treadmill feels like it’s dragging me down into the depths of a cold … Continue reading

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Rescue Thee, Rescue Me

I discovered Lana Del Rey at a time when my heart needed a safe place to hide.  I had run until my blistered toes could take no more.  Now, I needed another release.  At the last mile of my 17-mile … Continue reading

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Running from the Ruin

I act like I’m intently setting my running watch, but I’m actually looking over at my neighbor’s house.  It’s the sad house.  That’s what Keegan calls it and I understand why.  Its windows are dark and lifeless, while the front … Continue reading

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Please Don’t Let It Catch Me

When I run, I can ease the pain.  When I run, I can control the controllable.  When I run, I can make sense of the senseless.  But when I run, can I defeat disease?  ‘They’ say all I have to … Continue reading

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Running Away from the Violence [Part 2]

I’m not a psychologist or a therapist or any kind of mental health specialist — but most of you reading this probably know that. I would never presume to know how to diagnose or treat a person with mental illness … Continue reading

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