Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Ultrarunning Word of the Day

I am often asked what I think of when I run long distances...this sums it up in one word

anoesis \an-oh-EE-sis\, noun:
A state of mind consisting of pure sensation or emotion without cognitive content.
Normally, on my long-distance walks, anoesis descends within a few miles: the mental tape loop of infuriating resentments, or inane pop lyrics, or nonce phrases gives way to the greeny-beige noise of the outdoors.
-- Will Self, Psychogeography
Thank you to Dictionary.com Word of the day

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