2011年01月19日

What I think about running - January 2011

After the freezing weather and the chronic cold that I've just got recovered from at last, I've started thinking about running again.

Not only for physical strength but also mental strength I need to run, I think. I've found an article (see a link below) in which my favorite author as well as a runner, Haruki Murakami, gave an interview to Runners World magazine regarding his running experience. Those who already have read one of his books called "What I Talk About When I Talk About Running" might have the idea of this but the article has just woken me up again. I've got to run!

Below are some highlights from the interview:

One aspect that I have gained from running in the past 22 years that has most pleased me is that it has helped me develop respect about my own physical being.
I think to realize this is very important for all human beings.

To have such respect for your own body makes it possible to do the same for others. If more people on the earth shared this same feeling, there should be no terrorism or wars. Obviously, to our great disappointment, things are not that simple, that much I understand.

The most important qualities to be a fiction writer are probably imaginative ability, intelligence, and focus. But in order to maintain these qualities in a high and constant level, you must never neglect to keep up your physical strength.

Without a solid base of physical strength, you can't accomplish anything very intricate or demanding. That's my belief. If I did not keep running, I think my writing would be very different from what it is now.


I’m a Runner section, Runners World magazine:
http://www.runnersworld.com/article/0,7120,s6-243-544--8908-0,00.html
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