Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Listen to the Body!!

Of course any Runner worth their salt knows the adage.."listen to your body". However; it is another thing to respond to what it's saying! Over the years I have found that really listening requires discipline. Don't you just hate it when you are talking to someone and you know they aren't listening to you!? When someone speaks to me I make every effort to give them my full attention. This is very difficult for me because I am your classic ADD Adult!! Same goes with our bodies....it speaks but are we paying attention? Today my body said go!! Let me run! So I did! Man it felt good! 72 minutes of running, and at least half of it was nearing MP. I am inching closer and closer to a fitness level that will enable me to train for and run a marathon. I am excited! Yesterday running just wasn't possible. When my window of opportunity came it was 108 degrees outside! So I will run Thursday and still get my 5 runs in this week. Up to 15.5 miles already this week! Peace!

2 comments:

Johann said...

I must admit that even after years of running the listen to your body thing doesn't get easier, well not for me at least. You are really making incredible progress! Marathon training is not far for sure. To answer your question: No lions in that reserve but we did see a leopard in the road we ran on when we were there last year.

Marlene said...

That is a great analogy with listening. In fact, you ALWAYS have the bets analogies. I think that comes from bring a preacher. :)

Anyway, I hear you on this one. I am one of those people constantly distracted by other things. It takes a lot of energy for me to focus solely on what I am doing in this moment. Something I am working on. One run at a time, one mile at a time, one repeat at a time, etc.

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