“People sometimes sneer at those who run every day, claiming they’ll go to any length to live longer. But I don’t think that’s the reason most people run. 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 than in a fog, and I believe running helps you 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 well. I believe many runners would agree.”
― Haruki Murakami, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
I wrote about this two months ago – but now there are only ten days left.
My son Lee is raising money for charity to run in the New York City Marathon. A good friend has made some short films to illustrate what he’s doing – the best way to watch them are on Lee’s Instagram:
Here’s the longest one, that explains what he is doing (watch it, it’s fun)
(during the interview part – see if you can spot his Zulu Coconuts on the wall)
Here’s a shorter one, talking about the Walt Disney World Marathon
I know money is so short right now, but it you have anything to spare, consider going to Lee’s fundraiser and contributing a little. It’s for at least two good causes.