Why we run marathon? When I say we, i mean millions of non-professional runners like me. We neither run for the medal of winner nor for the promotion of career, so why? Why we bother to run so much to suffer physically and mentally?
Haruki Murakami, one of my kind, provides an answer in the book being discussed, “most runners run because they want to live life to the fullest”. For those who don’t run that much, it is rather abstract. For the same kind of runners, however, we can’t agree more.
Running Marathon is not merely about the final race, but the process of reconstructing your body, your mindset, and your spirit by endless lonely intensive trainings , the process of testing your limits and setting your goals and breaking your limits, again and again, and most importantly, the process of knowing and accepting how much is too much.
If we don’t give ourselves out completely, we never be able to reach the fullest. It’s so true when we talk about running Marathon. And I guess, it’s true to any other things.