How Running Makes Us HumanBook - 2017
Explores why running can be so meaningful to those who engage in the sport, drawing upon literature, biology, neuroscience, and philosophy to explain running's beneficial effects.
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, lets 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 means so much to so many, he began a journey which would take him out to tread London’s cobbled streets, the boulevards of Paris, and down the crumbling alleyways of Ruskin’s Venice. Footnotes transports you to the deserted shorelines of Seattle, the giant redwood forests of California, and to the world’s most advanced running laboratories and research centers. Using debates in literature, philosophy, neuroscience, and biology, this book explores that simple human desire to run.
Liberating and inspiring, Footnotes reminds us why feeling the earth beneath our feet is a necessary and healing part of our lives.
A popular blogger, runner and writer explains how running is a way to reconnect body and mind and feel the world beneath our feet and uses debates based in literature, philosophy, neuroscience and biology to explore the human need to run.