Stressed out are running for their sanity, helping retailers

Running is booming in the U.S. as more people seek inexpensive ways to manage stress amid economic uncertainty. The boom also can be seen at local running stores, where sales of shoes and other items considered crucial to the sport remain at or above pre-recessionary levels — no small feat given the economic turmoil of the past two years.

Published in The Seattle Times on July 3, 2010