Ever Feel Like Running Away From Your Life?
‘That day, for no particular reason, I decided to go for a little run. So I ran to the end of the road, and when I got there, I thought maybe I’d run to the end of town. And when I got there… I thought maybe I’d just run across Greenbow County. And I figured since I run this far, maybe I’d just run across the great… the state of Alabama. And that’s what I did I ran clear across Alabama. For no particular reason, I just kept ongoing. I ran clear to the ocean. And when I got there, I figured since I’d gone this far, I might as well turn around, just keep on going. When I got to another ocean, I figured since I’ve gone this far, I might as well just turn back, keep right on going. When I got tired, I slept. When I got hungry, I ate. When I had to go, you know, I went. Yeah. I’d think a lot about Momma and Bubba, and Lieutenant Dan, but most of all, I thought about Jenny. I thought about her a lot. <…> I just felt like running. <…> Anyway, like I was saying, I had a lot of company. My Momma always said you got to put the past behind you before you can move on. And I think that’s what my running was all about. I had run for three years, two months, fourteen days, and sixteen hours.’ (Forrest Gump)
Print-screen from the Forrest Gump long run scene / Youtube