“There is no Sleepy Hollow on the Internet, no peaceful spot where contemplativeness can work its restorative magic. There is only the endless, mesmerizing buzz of the urban street.”
Nicholas Carr, from The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains (New York: Norton, 2010)
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Blog 5--Walking..well running.
Ahh Cross Country...the worst pictures ever taken. This past week and the week coming up have been filled with beautiful weather. First off I am shocked at this weather change, but excited because I don't have to haul a huge jacket around school. This weather makes me get outside and run..as I have mentioned I run cross country and running is just something I have to do..ugh. When its in the teens and twenties I usually go out and run, but sometimes I make an excuse not too haha. This 50s weather however really gives me no excuse to not get out and run. It really is super nice to wear a long sleeve and shorts, put in the Ipod and go. I usually take in the beauty of nature when I am running, however it is hard when I live in a city and a lot of what I see is traffic, buildings and street signs. Sometimes I drive somewhere to run where it is more rural and I can go in the trails and do a workout. Nature is really a beautiful thing and I do appreciate it more when I run. It feels like I am one with nature when I get out there. I feel like Thoreau, being one with nature and living with it...only if its for 30 mins to an hour.