When I was in Riga, Latvia as a Campus Europae exchange student (2007-2008), I took up running seriously. It was somewhat therapeutic, as my usual lifestyle clashed with that of the majority of “party students” there rather seriously, and I needed something to blow off steam.

Not only that, though. Running, and particularly running long-distance, was something I discovered to be not only healthy and relaxing, but also an excellent way of making oneself at home in a place.

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