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Finding a release

Ric Ryan hugs his dog Hanes in his home in Murphys, Calif. One day, he just went out walking -- and kept going for 18 miles. When he came home, he lay down on the bed, shaking and crying. But it wasn't pain or exhaustion, he said. It was release. He began walking every day. Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times
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