Cameron Stracher begins by talking about how running will become more popular during the down economy, but the article gets better as he drifts into talking about the blood and guts of running.

Every runner has a tale about a port-a-potty just missed, a coffee that wouldn’t stay down, a blister that burst and filled a sock with blood. We tell the stories with pride, metaphors for our own indomitability.

I’m so happy I’m (slowly) getting back into running. I’ve missed it.