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At the end of a long and busy day, or whenever I feel a need to de-stress and calm my mind, my go-to activity is to go for a long run. I’m not what you would call a natural born runner by any stretch, but I love to get out and run regardless.
I’ll often run at night, around the inner city neighborhood where I live. It’s a chance to stop my overactive brain and let new ideas enter the voids that this process naturally creates.
Along my usual route, there is a long and narrow path. One side of this path is enclosed by a steep knoll, which rises over onto a neighboring park, while the other side is lined with evenly spaced fig trees that h…