What I Talk about When I Talk about Running
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.