I was at first disoriented to find Murakami's voice speaking in commonplace narration. In a very real and practical way, he talks about running and writing.
But soon enough, I find a comfortable spot from which I could feel Murakami as a living, breathing, running writer. And what an honor to talk about running with Murakami, no metaphors.
Reading this will either make you want to start writing, or to put on your running shoes. (I did the latter.)