On running, writing and inspiration

Interweaving ideas from many writers, Nick Ripatrazone has a gorgeous meditation on the co-mingling among writing, running, meditation, innovation and inspiration.

Called “Why Writers Run,” the Atlantic Magazine article might just as well be called “why runners write.” Or, for that matter, “why everyone who needs inspiration should run.”

Here’s a taste, “Writing exists in that odd mental space between imagination and intellect, between the organic and the planned. Runners must learn to accept the same paradoxes, to realize that each individual run has its own narrative, with twists and turns and strains.”

Now run and read the whole thing!