A Runner’s Environs

  • Thomas F. Carter


This essay examines the means by which we make our presence in the world by enacting our own specific environs via mindful bodily engagement. In particular, the essay focuses on the invisible taken-for-granted surroundings in which we dwell. It considers the effects of the ground, air, snow, and cold as they shape our own sense of our place in the world as we move around it. Running makes it apparent that those moments we consciously sense those otherwise ignored environments are the precise instants when our minds are enacting our very environs. We become through self-affirmation of our mindful bodily engagement with our surroundings.


World Environment Environs Enaction Senses Air Cold 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas F. Carter
    • 1
  1. 1.University of BrightonEastbourneUK

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