We don’t often have reason to think of where we’ve come from and where we’ve gone. In this world of instant communication and a fascination with youthful impulsivity, even less so.
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The 24 Hours Burgenland Extreme has, from its inception, been a fun extreme.
Walking, running, crawling – whatever you have to do – around the Neusiedler See lake in the middle of winter is definitely quite crazy.
The issue with winter running: What do you wear to handle the cold (and deal with slippery surfaces, if you get those)?
Or so it seems. Worrying only about handling the cold is, too easily, a way to go wrong.
The cold of winter is a strange thing:
Of course it is uncomfortable and not the easiest of conditions to handle.
It is also bracing and energizing; it shows our need for a balance that is not static but gives strong impulses, between challenging cold and comfortable warmth.
In the center of Kyoto, you can find Nishiki Market, Shijo Dori road with lots of shops and major department stores such as Daimaru and Takashimaya… a lot of busy-ness and business.
In the middle of that, if you are not completely enveloped in the shopping mindset, you may notice a shrine.
Sneakerhead I am none, more of the techwear-inclined: I like clothing that performs, in looks as well as function.
Shoes for that are actually somewhat hard to find.
Icebug with their Now4 sneakers is a good find also for that, not just for running…
[Full disclosure: They were provided to me by the company, for free, no payment made, to talk about as and even if I pleased, no influence whatsoever exerted.]
Have you ever found yourself in a city for a visit, wanting to get the most of your time but not just run after the usual must-see sights (again) – and ended up with a day that was immensely dissatisfying, yet ultimately full of discoveries?