Running isn’t just torture

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Running is something I have done regularly since I was 16. Whether it be in the gym, around the country side or in the city, I’ve always gone for runs (more or less) regularly.

So…. How can I like something that most people see as a) an awful torture that they would never participate in or b) something that they are forced to do when they want to lose weight?

I recently read Haruki Marukami’s book, What I talk about when I talk about running, and I think he pretty much nails it when explaining a lot of the reasons that people run for.

Here are my three main reasons for loving running, along with some quotes from the wonderful Haruki too:

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