“Most runners run not because they want to live longer, but because they want to live life to the fullest. If you’re going to while away the years, it’s far better to live them with clear goals and fully alive then in a fog, and I believe running helps you to do that. Exerting yourself to the fullest within your individual limits: that’s the essence of running, and a metaphor for life — and for me, for writing as whole.”

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


These few lines belong to one of my favourite books written by, in my opinion, one of the best living novelist and perfectly explains why I love running and how important it is for me. Nothing better than feeling the wind and the sun on your face, training your body to make progress, being tired but proud of your work.