running

Movie Picks | Running the Sahara (2007) | When was the last time you ran across Africa?

Most recreational runners derive a lot of satisfaction from sharing their most recent running accomplishment with anyone who is kind enough to listen. I know I do.

I am often filled with pride as I share with a kind ear the fact I have conquered a certain course (nothing too strenuous) or endured a certain length of time (20-30 minutes.) While I am quite satisfied with my modest running (okay, jogging) skills, I know they pale in comparison to the skills of the runners in this film.¬†Whether you are an avid runner or have never even as much as run around your block, you can appreciate the spirit of dogged determination portrayed in this story. (more…)

Bookshelf | What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami (2008) | A great book for running writers (Or writing runners)

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Novelist Haruki Murakami writes about training for the New York City Marathon and reflects on the role running has played in his life as a writer. This book is inspiring for both runners and writers.

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