Running on History

Now, it might seem from the title that I was actually spent this morning’s run on top of a history book, but that’s not exactly what I mean. Since Willie and I have moved from Asheville, we have had to be a bit more creative about finding running spots. 

First of all, there is not so much of an opportunity to run without seeing people as there are three times as many people in Columbia as their are in Asheville. Secondly, Columbia is a capital city, which means that there are great trails, but those trails are nestled in the heart of the city. 

So, today Willie and I went downtown to try to find a new trail. And we did! We found a park that was in the heart of the USC Campus, but also had ample space to stretch our legs in between stoplights. The funny thing is that the park we chose has been a park in Columbia since 1911. 

For a hundred years people have been walking and running and biking in this park. There’s something powerful and wonderful about that. We are not the first and we will not be the last, but we were a part of history in a small part this morning.