Oh, Chai! My name is Becky. Welcome to Runners Chai.
Chai aka aka 18 is the most important number in the Jewish faith. The word chai means life. While on a run, I had a moment of silly and realized the connection between runners high – that feeling of overwhelming happiness from the great running endorphins – and runners chai – a term I think connects to the feelings of a runners high but goes even further to the feelings of being alive, being thankful to be alive, and everyone’s search for life’s meaning.
I am searching for chai. I started running because all my friends seemed to be doing it. Now I’m obsessed and feel a serious need to keep doing it. This blog follows my adventures running in and around Boston. It follows my struggles with weight loss and living a healthy life. Most recently it covered 6 months of training for the Boston Marathon with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in memory of my grandparents. If I had to guess, Runners Chai will follow me as I train for a second marathon, train for a century (100-mile) bike ride, and maybe even an ultra-marathon. I hope you’ll join me on this adventure, and maybe together we can figure out what life – what chai – is all about.
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