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Eric Sutliff

Why I run

There are few times within the busyness of life were we can focus solely on one thing. Running activates my mind to consider the world around me. It helps me notice the emotions and feelings that have been pent up within the grind of the week. Witnessing the leaves on the trees from 7 miles an hour; not 70. It is amazing how many snarky comments, snide remarks, and short sentences have been released through my mind on a run instead of catapulted onto an undeserving friend or stranger. Not to mention that the physical act of running is a fun way to improve fitness and track progress overtime!

My favorite trail to run

I love running the network of trails within the Chattahoochee National Recreational Area right outside the city limits of my hometown, Atlanta, Georgia. The web of trails are a great way for this city runner to grab some vert and play within the trees. I feel like a kid again while bobbing and weaving through the forest of oaks nestled within the arms of the Chattahoochee River. It’s easy to forget you are in the city. That is until you look out over a viewpoint to see a handful of silver skyscrapers or hear the air rattle from the power of a jet approaching the local Air Force Base. Plus the trail is only 20 minutes away from my home (without traffic of course…)

What I hope to convey with my writing

My desire in writing is to spark action in the life of the reader. I hope to encourage and challenge others and hopefully elicit a few chuckles (or at least a small nose exhale). We are all living out a narrative. It is up to us to decide if we want to make that a fun, inspiring, and meaningful story. Few things get me as excited as hearing that someone who read my words was somehow spurred to sign up for a race, re-connect with an old friend, or live on purpose that day!

More about Eric

Eric is a cardio enthusiast based in Atlanta, Georgia. When he’s not running, he’s probably reading, listening to indie pop music, or broking commercial insurance. You can find more of Eric’s work on his website or follow him on Instagram.

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