Haruki Murakami, on completing the Murakami Triathlon
You know how Nike use the catch phrase “just do it”? Well, saying/thinking that never really inspired me. But I just finished What I Talk About When I Talk About Running and I think that the above quote is the Murakami, long-winded version of “just do it.” And this works for me. (Though I doubt it’s as easily repeated while on a long run.)
Going for a run on Humboldt Blvd on a beautiful day can only be counterproductive. Running by all those people grillin’ and chillin’ in lawn chairs, drinking beers, and watching their kids run around with firecrackers/water guns makes me want to be lazy, to the max.