“At Least She Never Walked”

An incredible beautiful post by an incredible runner!
It describes so well the love and urge for long runs…

Ultra Runner Girl

A few years ago when I was living in New York, I was given a book by a colleague and friend written by a Japanese writer, Haruki Murakami, called “What I Talk About When I Talk About Running”.  I liked it. But now that I’m laden with a few more years of pain, joy and scars, I am turning back to it. Now I understand the depths of his words that quietly flowed over me before.  I used to see this as a book about running, but now I understand that it is about so much more.

Probably the most famous quote from Murakami’s book is about why he runs.

“I’m often asked what I think about as I run. Usually the people who ask this have never run long distances themselves. I always ponder the question. What exactly do I think about when I’m running? I don’t have a…

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