Saturday, January 18, 2014

Contemplation on the run

There's a review of my How to Think About Exercise in the Sydney Morning Herald today, by health writer Paula Goodyer.

In 'Contemplation on the run', Paula picks up on my themes of reverie, creativity and 'flow', and also (and like Mark Rowlands) notes the importance of play:
don't forget the sense of freedom that can come with breaking into a run, especially after a day stuck to an office chair. Although Young gets his own after-work buzz from sprinting up and down hills, he is not suggesting we all do the same. Instead his advice is to just run as fast as you can for as long as you can. This is exactly what kids do - it's just that when they run around we don't call it exercise, we call it play.
(Photo: Jeff Drongowski)

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