Why Running Llama?

Why Running Llama?

I’ll tell you why.

Because I like llamas.

You see, my family and I had gone to Durango, Colorado for my daughter’s first horseback ride about two years ago, and that’s when I saw him:* a tall, shaggy llama towering before me, and our eyes met.  He wasn’t awe-inspiring or majestic. He looked neither threatened nor threatening. He just looked…. content.  He seemed simply sure of himself and satisfied with his life, and it was beautiful.

llama 2
This is a llama.  No, not just a llama — THE llama.

Now I admit I like llamas, but I don’t actually know that much about them.  But this site isn’t really about llamas. No, this is a pursuit of some simple truths.  It’s a search for learning to trust my own instincts.  I’m going to cook a stew of fitness, spirituality, and daily living, and whatever other spices I want to toss in from time to time, all based in a practical minimalism that anyone can achieve. The base is contentment: working joyously with what we have, not pining for what we don’t. Like the llama, we always have what we need to live a dignified, happy life. Sometimes, we just need to change the way we look at it…

So I hope you enjoy.  Please share your thoughts.  Together, let’s learn what we can while we’re here and leave the world a little better than how it found us.

Warm Regards,


the Running Llama

*or her − I didn’t get a good look at the evidence.

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