They say exercise is just as great for the mind as it is for the body, and for many the daily run is essential to melting away the stress of the past week. But can it really liberate you?
Filmmakers Matan Rochlitz and Ivo Gormley decided to test the theory by interviewing runners in Victoria Park, London - and they captured some touchingly frank admissions.
From the science school teacher who missed out on having children of her own, to the marathon trainee struggling to support his father through dementia - the runners proffered some poignant insights for dealing with the delights and disappointments of life.
Our favourite included an ageing marathon racer's thoughts about happiness: "It doesn't matter whether you're sweeping roads or CEO of Lloyd's, you've got to love what you do."
It's just the inspiration we needed for our upcoming 10th anniversary Pink Ribbonwalks, in support of Breast Cancer Care.
So see if the runners' gems of wisdom
can uplift you this dreary Monday, and don't forget to sign up today
for woman&home's Pink Ribbonwalks...