The Joy Of Running Outdoors

Greenwich, London, UK. A photo I took on my visit in November 2019.

“I’ll be happy if running and I can grow old together.”
Haruki Murakami


I got back to a new version of myself when I returned home from my first run.

Exhausted. The gratification from the run consoled the pain in legs.

I knew I was in love with running. Exhilarated.

Step after step is how you will have run for miles.

Time will pass. 0 to finish line will happen. You will live.

What motivated you when your legs wanted to give up?

How did you treat your body after the run?

How have your eating habits changed after you started running?

Most importantly, did you pay attention to the magic it is, the human body?

“All I do is keep on running in my own cozy, homemade void, my own nostalgic silence. And this is a pretty wonderful thing. No matter what anybody else says.”
Haruki Murakami

Reflection, Alaska, August 2019.


And as we run, our feet flying in the air one by one, may we find that stillness of the spirit that we can dissolve into, even if for just a few seconds.

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