Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Sending love to runners and their families and friends in Boston and all around the world

“For me, running is both exercise and a metaphor. Running day after day, piling up the races, bit by bit I raise the bar, and by clearing each level I elevate myself. At least that’s why I’ve put in the effort day after day: to raise my own level. I’m no great runner, by any means. I’m at an ordinary – or perhaps more like mediocre – level. But that’s not the point. The point is whether or not I improved over yesterday. In long-distance running the only opponent you have to beat is yourself, the way you used to be.” 

 Haruki Murakami, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

1 comment:

Goat said...

Funny, several hikers of my acquaintance, all American, have spent their time post-trail getting into marathons and half-marathons. Good training for a long walk, of course, as well as the general fitness and discipline the preparation requires. Regrettably, every time I have to run even a short distance on roads, my trail-battered knees tell me nope, not really into this.