Running is not just a sport It reconnects us to our bodies and the places in which we live, breaking down our increasingly structured and demanding lives It allows us to feel the world beneath our feet, lifts the spirit, allows our minds out to play and helps us to slip away from the demands of the modern world When Vybarr Cregan Reid set out to discover why running meant so much to so many, he began a journey which would take him out to tread London s cobbled streets, climbing to sites that have seen a millennium of hangings, and down the crumbling alleyways of Ruskin s Venice Footnotes transports you to the cliff tops of Hardy s Dorset, the deserted shorelines of Seattle, the giant redwood forests of California, and to the world s most advanced running laboratories and research centres, using debates in literature, philosophy and biology to explore that simple human desire to run Liberating and inspiring, this book reminds us why feeling the earth beneath our feet is a necessary and healing part of our lives....
|Title||:||Footnotes: How Running Makes Us Human|
|Publisher||:||Ebury Press Auflage 01 8 Juni 2017|
|Number of Pages||:||352 Seiten|
|File Size||:||794 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Footnotes: How Running Makes Us Human Reviews
Not sure if this book is worth 3 stars.
Cregan-Reid is like no other author you've read on running. He articulates the richness and singularity of running as a pursuit of living in his own and personally unique voice.
Very pleasant for a contemplative and meditiative person. Most non-competitive runners are I believe by nature so, and a dose of this book adds to the serenity of life.
I finished this book just a few weeks ago and already it has changed my running, allowing me to own what I've always loved about running and let go of everything I never really cared about deep down. Vybarr Cregan-Reid has given me new vocabulary and awareness of the simple profundity and profound pleasure of being in green spaces, moving my body, and being a part of the whole of things. This is one of those rare, extraordinary books (on the subject of running or on any subject) that left me grateful to the author for having my world opened up to me. What a gift this book is.
What an extremely pleasant surprise. I read that this book is a good follow-up to McDougal’s “Born to Run” - a refreshing mix of science and story-telling in its own right - but I am pleased to find that it is so much more. I have been educated, entertained, and inspired.
I loved this book. It spoke about things I thought only I felt about running. A lyrical, heady viewpoint.