You’re likely thinking, how can she compare running to writing? They are completely different activities. One is almost entirely physical, the other mostly mental. Yes, at face value it seems like an impossible comparison. But when you break it down, half-marathoning and writing are more similar than different.
I ran my eighth half-marathon this weekend: the Nike Women’s San Francisco. Of all the events I’ve run, this one is my favorite. And no, it’s not just because my medal was a Tiffany’s necklace. The course was beautiful and the girl power that buzzed in the city made this race more memorable than the rest. With achy post-race legs, I’ve been thinking about how my love for writing relates to my love for running half-marathons.