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A piece I recently enjoyed editing on The Big Picture Magazine website. Manic Pixie Dream Girls, you so crazy.
I was just reading this post by Milo about running and Murakami’s book What I Talk About When I Talk About Running. I’ve been meaning to read this book for the longest time – since long before I ever considered running myself.
I’m at a strange place with running at the moment. After tackling my first 5k in March (which I finished in 33 minutes with plenty of walking breaks, having only had 3 weeks to train), I stopped running altogether. I went back this week and managed a couple of decent sessions. The next one up on the C25K app is a 20 minute or full 3k run – and I’m getting mental block about it.
The thing is that I enjoy exercising, and I’ve built up a decent routine over these past months; but if I had to pick one thing I like about my exercise regime, it’s the variety. Running (for me, so far) is about that extra bit of achievement, upping that high score. I enjoy that part of it, but I’ve yet to find the motivation to keep at it regularly.
3 days per week sounds reasonable, but sometimes I’d just rather spend 30 minutes doing squats, or focusing on de-stressing and unwinding with yoga. Last week I did a yoga session straight from a run, and while it’s great for stretching off, I felt grotty and sticky with sweat and couldn’t enjoy it as usual.
I’ll have to end this one without a point, I’m afraid, as it’s just 2.20am on a Friday night stream-of-consciousness. If I find a solution I’ll report back.
Til then. Goodnight.
But then I spoke with Nathan Jurgenson, a ‘net theorist who helped organize the conference. He pointed out that there’s a lot of “reality” in the virtual, and a lot of “virtual” in our reality. When we use a phone or a computer we’re still flesh-and-blood humans, occupying time and space. When we’re frolicking through a field somewhere, our gadgets stowed far away, the internet still impacts our thinking: “Will I tweet about this when I get back?
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