I’m not much of a runner. I’m still traumatised of coming last in every race I ran in school. Much to my dismay. This put me off sports for a long time. I’ve just listened to a TED Talk that makes a good case for ditching your running shoes. The case he makes is that running barefoot eliminates running injuries and brings the joy and freedom back to running. He makes an interesting proposal – I might just take up running, barefoot.
Check out the talk below.
Just before catching the tram to the station I managed a quick stroll along Werregarenstraatje. It helped it was right across from my hotel. It was devised as a temporary project during the 1995 Ghent Festivities and this alley still serves as an ever-changing sketchbook, a demo of current street art and especially as a blank canvas for Ghent’s many graffiti artists. The tags and pieces change daily and sometimes the entire alley is painted over so that a new blank canvas is created all over again. In this rule-free zone the spray can rules, the artists respecting works that are better than theirs (Ghent City Guide).