Uh, I'm having a hard time following this. Though, I suppose most people do reject that illness has or can have a purpose. They fight against it and maybe believe that by being free of it, they would somehow be more spiritually powerful. Is that what I'm sensing here?
Some of my most powerful experiences have been when I'm ill, so I see it differently. It's true that sometimes it just plain sucks, but then again, life is like that much of the time. Sometimes a cold has broken me out of a long-term funk in my ways of thinking. It's kind of hard to explain.
It kind of seems that everyone else is trying to make running feel stupid for being bold enough to contemplate things in a different way.