"It’s a Runner’s Thing"

 The drumming of my feet is therapeutic. Heel, toe, heel, toe, left, right. My rhythmic breath and the stretch of my muscles as I test my stride and speed is heaven sometimes. When I am stressed I need it. The adrenaline is my addiction. The pain in my legs, the burn in my chest soothes my troubled brain. The more stress—the farther, faster I go.
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"Lost In Bryce Canyon National Park:"

Yet while that early November day started out unseasonably warm and filled with the promise of closure, it transformed into one of terror as the Maryland woman somehow strayed from her intended trail into a maze.
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