Today I finished Haruki Murakami’s What I Talk About When I talk About Running. For those, like me, who adore his writing, it doesn’t disappoint (and Philip Gabriel’s translation is generally good). Indeed, it is as much about his writing as it is about his running for, as he eloquently describes, in his case the two go together; indeed his running, he argues, is a metaphor for his writing. It is full of bons mots and aphorisms. Here’s one that struck a particularly loud chord with me: ‘The older you get, the busier you become.’ Read it – especially if you are a runner.