Though by self-definition it made me “not a real runner,” I ran indoors this morning. There’s a nor’easter blowing, and the rain was coming in sideways. With the 38-degree air gusting to 40 mph and considering my lingering cold, I wimped out. It gave me a chance to experience running differently.
Yoga teachers are regularly exhorted to remember “beginner’s mind,” the approach of someone new to the practice. My running felt like that today. I had to grit my teeth to make it through twelve minutes on the treadmill. Heading upstairs to the small indoor track, I was dizzy from the motion of the treadmill belt, and once up there, I was annoyed by the constant turning in circles. Booooooooor-ing! And hot. But mostly boring. Plus, there were people around me, everywhere, who could have been watching me. Give me the trail any day!
This week’s post to Active Yogi at Yoga Journal describes a lovely belly-down twist. This is the linemen’s favorite!
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