I turn on the TV, and I see political chaos. I open up Facebook, and I see an outpouring of bad news and an excess of opinions. Twitter, don’t even bother. Political posts are even riddled throughout my Instagram feed. Don’t get me wrong. I am totally one of those people. My social media posts are equal parts cat photos, running shots and political satire. I’m also proud of my friends who spread awareness of injustice in any way they can. However, it does get heavy.
I’m training for a spring goal race, running on fatigued legs day after day. But nothing weighs as heavily on me as the current state of the world. In comparison to the burden on my shoulders, my legs feel weightless.