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Footnotes author Vybarr Cregan-Reid on the joys of running

Running is more than just a sport – it's a magical way to get offline and recover some of the joys modern life increasingly denies us. We caught up with Footnotes author Vybarr Cregan-Reid to learn more.

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In the past, I had always struggled with writing, but this was different. I found it made a huge difference working on something that I was truly passionate about.

Did you enjoy the process of writing your book?

This is  not my first book. In the past, I had always struggled with writing, but this was different. I found it made a huge difference working on something that I was truly passionate about. And, my fascination for the subject only increased as I learned more and more about it. Our bodies really are amazing things and they work very subtly behind the scenes to tell us what they want. The book was a joy to write, and I am still really interested in the subjects of movement, the environment and how our bodies have evolved to reward us for certain behaviours. 

If you had to describe how running makes you feel in five words, what would they be?

Creative, inspired, fascinated, relaxed, and loquacious.

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