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My illusion in life.
I’m reading a book. It’s title is “What I talk about when I talk about running”. It was a Christmas gift. The author is Haruki Murakami. He is Japanese and is both a writer and a runner. Those are the two things I’d like to do in my life. There was a time when I wanted to be a football player, later, an architect, and after that, a chef. Now I’m reading this book and I can completely identify with the author. I like to run. I prefer to listen to rock music while I’m running like he does (although I also listen to some techno music: Tears for fears, Spandau ballet, Depeche mode, etc). Now, I’m taking a break when it comes to running. Some months ago, with a little effort, I was able to run for an hour, but work conditions and the shorter days of winter have made me take a break. Now I’m quickly losing my form, due to my age I suppose, but I hope I will be able to start again soon. In winter, the days are too short, and I don’t like to run in the dark. I like to watch the landscape while I’m running. In this book, he writes about how he became a runner and a writer, he also writes about his progress, his goals, and his running techniques. He tells how and why he left his previous work and why he started writing. I think I probably will never run a marathon like him. It’s even hard for me just to think about it, nor shall I run in any iron-man races that are a hundred kilometres long. May be I will try a triathlon someday. I think I will be happy running ten kilometres a day (about six miles), which will allow me to focus on writing during the rest of the day. Thanks for reading and correcting me.
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