It's happened many times. I'm packing for a reporting trip, thinking I'll travel ultralight. Then I see my running shoes, and the plan changes. Maybe there won't be time, or the air will be too foul (Manila or Bangkok, say), or it's unsafe (Baghdad). But a slim chance to run is reason enough. As an American living in Asia for six years, now in Delhi, I find running to be a routine that travels well, a way to create constancy in a life of motion, and a wonderful way to see places at a slower pace. I hope to...

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