After the Marathon :-)

I can definitely relate!

You may not be wearing your medal today, but take it from us, people can spot a marathon hero from a mile away

“Rocky” In Real Life

Improv Everywhere traveled to Philadelphia to recreate Rocky’s epic training run through the streets of Philadelphia in real life. The video takes inspiration from the training montages in both Rocky and Rocky II, and the final sequence includes a mob of 100 kids running with Rocky up the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

You can find behind-the-scenes pictures and learned how they pulled it off at the Improv Everywhere site.

Haruki Murakami on the Essence of Running

Haruki Murakami

Novelist Haruki Murakami. Photo by Frederick Fraser.

People sometimes sneer at those who run every day, claiming they’ll go to any length to live longer. But 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 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. I believe many runners would agree.

—Haruki Murakami,
What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

 

Terry Fox Run: Keeping the Hope Alive

Terry Fox Memorial

I’d be remiss, if I didn’t mention it was the Terry Fox Run today. Terry Fox Terry Fox began his Marathon of Hope in 1980, a cross-country run to raise money for cancer research, after cancer forced doctors to amputate his right leg. He ran for 143 days and covered more than 5,000 km … Continue reading

Inspiration: The Magic of a Marathon

I Never Thought I'd Be a Runner
“The magic of a marathon isn’t in the 26.2 miles on race day; it’s in the nearly 500 miles of training that happens in the months before. It’s in the countless feelings, frustrations, and fears I have worked through while running down those desolate, tree-lined roads. You see, I wasn’t supposed to be a runner. But I am. And my life is better because I chose to be one.”

— Stacy Lucier
I Never Thought I’d Be a Runner, Runner’s World