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What I Talk about When I Talk about Running

2010 May 20

I just finished reading Haruki Murakami’s memoir about running, What I Talk about When I Talk about Running. The book focuses on the novelist’s devotion to running as a lifestyle choice–he runs at least 6 miles a day, 6 days a week, and at least 1 marathon a year. He likens his running practice to writing novels–the importance of dedication, hard work, working through whatever pain or mental block comes up in the course of your marathon/novel. I honestly was a little put off by the book–there’s not a great deal to take away from the book if you’re not a full-time writer who can spend time running, writing, and napping every day. I don’t think I will ever write a novel or run a marathon, but I would love to–maybe someday!

 Instead of doing a standard Fashion Book, I thought I would put together my ideal running outfit, featuring the new running sneakers I just got for my birthday! They’re great, and my workouts have been so much more productive and energizing.

Brooks Defyance Running Sneakers


Brooks Glycerin Support Tank Top

Adidas 3/4 Running Tights

Athleta Half-Zip Jacket


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  1. May 21, 2010

    Now this is my kind of fashion book! I always struggle with workout clothes because I think that spending a lot of money to sweat in something is silly (and I never both to try and match). But I forget how nice it is to have fabrics that breath properly and fit well. Thanks for sharing — this could easily double as an amazing yoga outfit!

  2. May 21, 2010

    Loving this post. I read the book last fall and did not love it. I expected to be really intrigued and I was pretty bored. Maybe I’m only interested in my own running? Haha. No, I doubt I’m quite that vain, I just wasn’t that into it.

    Yay workout clothes! I’ve been fighting the urge lately to go splurge on new gym outfits.

  3. Shuchi Saraswat permalink
    May 25, 2010

    I’ve been thinking for some time that I should reward my working out. What better way than splurging on some work out clothes! Thanks for the inspiration.

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