Category Archives: Murakami

“What Do You Think About For Seven Hours?”

When I tell people I’ve run for over seven hours (or even four, or three), one of the most common things people want to know is what do I think about during that long of a run?  It’s hard to … Continue reading

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Temporary Markers (3.5 miles)

Right now, I’ve been unhappy with teaching.  I don’t know if it’s an early mid-life crisis or an existential crisis, but lately I’ve been feeling less and less satisfied with my job; not dissatisfied as in bored, but as in … Continue reading

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Quoting Murakami, pt. 2

I realized that after naming this blog after Murakami’s book, I haven’t posted a quote from his writing in a very long time.  So this is in honor of the end of Spring break, and my somewhat-dreaded return to the … Continue reading

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Finally, a Long Run! (10 miles)

Since I blew out my achilles tendon on January 25th during my 17 mile run to school, I haven’t done anything that I would consider a long run.  The farthest I ran in February was 6.7 miles, and the farthest … Continue reading

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Hello, Angelica! (3 miles)

Last Wednesday we found out that our lives are changing again: we’re adopting a baby girl, and we’re bringing her home later today.  In a few hours, Nat will have a baby sister, and we’ll have another little life placed … Continue reading

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Quoting Murakami, pt. 1

“Even if, seen from the outside, or from some higher vantage point, this sort of life looks pointless and futile, or even extremely inefficient, it doesn’t bother me. Maybe it’s some pointless act like, as I’ve said before, pouring water … Continue reading

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