Day 5: Runumentary- Taking Care of the Engine

Day 5: Runumentary- Taking Care of the Engine

Since I’ve been getting out there each chilly morning this week, I’m noticing beauty in the uncommon details such as the delicate frost resting on the greenery that still remains. It has opened me up to a liberating world, and was feeling inspired and grateful for this experience, so I jumped in at the end of my run and and created this short recording:

Taring down the self-limiting beliefs about the dark and cold has been liberating. Connecting with my breath and physical”ness” in this way is a reminder that I’m alive, and at the same time shows me how my life and physical existence will also pass quickly. Complacency and lazy excuses about the dark and the cold only serve to hold me back. Regret will not become part of my experience. (more…)

I’m Trying To Get Out of My Own Way

I’m Trying To Get Out of My Own Way

I was out a few nights ago running after an unexpected exchange with some co-workers who really set a fire under me to take a look at what’s been holding my workouts back.

I love to run, but the cold and dark has freaked me out, but why have I let the dark and cold keeping me from doing what I love? Running has become like my pulse and an inspiration for the Morning Cool Down podcast. By allowing the weather to have an influence over my workouts has made me remain in this limbo over the past few months. It’s time to get out of my own way!

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It’s Cold, It’s Dark and So What!

It’s Cold, It’s Dark and So What!

It’s officially day two of running in the morning darkness. Precisely at 6:30am I stop all work,  get on my gear– hat scarf, gloves and headlamp– yes, a headlamp, which my friend Libby gave me last summer so I could continue knitting into the evening darkness while on camping trips. However, I found a more immediate use. (more…)