Charlie Engle sweats. His drips from the crest of his forehead as he puts one foot in front of the other. A body in motion. His legs pump up and down. Arms swing side to side. Charlie’s systematic chaos, but focuses on what’s around him. Here and now and that makes conscious enjoyment possible. Charlie endures this movement for hours. A form of freedom.

Charlie Engle, “Running Man” 2007.

Charlie is an ultra runner. An ultra, anything over 26.2 miles, is for anyone daring enough to go that far. His body in motion, stays in motion. His orange and blue sneakers tackle tough terrain. Now…

Sheridan Wilbur

Writer/editor/certified mindfulness teacher. Still running. @DukeUniversity alum.

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