Monthly Archives: May 2013

Must Reads for Runners Who Don’t Care for Running Books

“Writing novels, to me, is basically a kind of manual labor. Writing itself is mental labor, but finishing an entire book is closer to manual labor.” – Haruki Murakami A writer new  to our workshop sat across the table from … Continue reading

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How A Hard Rocker Inspired A Story About Running

I’m on my knees, I’m praying for a sign, Forever, whenever, I never wanna die – Foo Fighters When I’m around people my own age and get on a Dave Groul kick, I usually get funny looks, like I should … Continue reading

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Art of Running, Part XI – Running Philly

The contrast between running in the country and running in the city is as different as drinking in a wine bar and an Irish Pub. The past few years, most of my running has been in Bucks County, PA where … Continue reading

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Murakami on Running, Writing, and the Boston Marathon

“For me, it’s through running, running every single day, that I grieve for those whose lives were lost and for those who were injured on Boylston Street.” – Haruki Murakami In running circles, Haruki Murakami isn’t a household name. Murakami … Continue reading

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The 27th Mile

The course of the Boston Marathon changed on April 15, 2013. Not the 26.2-mile course from Hopkinton to Boston, but the way in which people will think about the most celebrated road race in the world in the future. The … Continue reading

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The Art of Running, Part X – Photo Gallery: Boston Marathon Memorial

“Running! If there’s any activity happier, more exhilarating, more nourishing to the imagination, I can’t think of what it might be. In running the mind flees with the body, the mysterious efflorescence of language seems to pulse in the brain, … Continue reading

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The First Step

“Our salvation is in striving to achieve what we know we’ll never achieve.” – Ryszard Kapuscinski Self-help programs are useless. Twelve steps, Seven Habits, 48 Laws, 4-hour work week, Five principles, Sever Spiritual Laws–they are all words, platitudes and self-indulgent schemes… … Continue reading

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