The Jade Rabbit is a bit of an excursion from the usual “how to run better” books reviewed here. But running still acts as a vital core to this book by Mark Matthews, and the book serves to remind us that it is just one – albeit important – facet to the balanced life. But it is the facet that gives us the time to think and discover ourselves.
Travel provides a great opportunity to run, as a way to really explore your environment. But sometimes taking advantage of these opportunities pushes us to the limit of doing too much. This trip to San Francisco provides one such example.
It is through maintaining an understanding of our longer-term purpose and goals for our running that we can get through the tough times, and maintain motivation in the face of failure (or, for that matter, success).
This runner ran an experiment through the past season to see if he could avoid repeating a route. What did he learn? Well, maybe some lessons that translate well to life in general.
San Francisco offers infinite possibilities for runners in a climate that is nearly perfect for the sport year-round. While downtown is fun to explore, it is only in getting away from the dense streets that you can really get to know the beauty of this city and the surrounding peninsula.