Running Can Heal The Soul
“I probably overtrained when I was younger. I was almost embarrassed by how much I ran. I had such a strong will to survive. I needed it back then. I was the only woman running in Montreal, and most people thought I was crazy. … Running saved my life. God first, through the miracle of my concentration-camp survival. And then running. Without running, my life would have slipped into some bad times.”
– 84-year-old Holocaust survivor Sylvia Weiner, who was the only one in her family of ten to survive the Holocaust and went on to become the first official Boston Marathon masters winner. Before she found running, she struggled with depression and nightmares, saying, “I had days when I felt I was going down-down-down,” but running helped lift her spirits.
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