Running around in circles

It’s taken a while but I finally have my running style sorted. No more sore knees, they still sound a bit crunchy but I’m ignoring it since there is no pain. It took a bit of experimentation after watching YouTube videos on running styles and paying close attention to the feeling, endurance and recovery. This morning I comfortably ran 10km in 66 minutes, nice and early along a flat lake. I was pinching myself, I couldn’t believe how much I enjoyed it.

During a run or walk I normally listen to podcasts or music to block out the road noises when it’s later in the day but today it was awesomely quiet at 6am so I ran with bare ears.

First I was paying close attention to my breathing, I use alternate breathing which is basically switching the foot I’m landing on with each breath out. I also use it walking fast or uphill. It’s been really helpful sorting out holding my core and breathing with more awareness, it also stopped me getting stitches.

This morning, once the breath was in a good rythm, I tended to my mind and thought about the curveballs I’m encountering in my business planning. That’s when I realised I was running around in circles in my mind trying to solve how I deliver my small business training. It’s been bothering me that I didn’t have a clear path, just a vague idea. Sometimes I thrive on vague ideas just a bit too much and sit back dreaming of the accolades and how perfect everything will turn out. Nevermind that I didn’t have anything concrete how this path to perfection will illuminate, will it even be a concrete path or a wooden rickety boardwalk?

As I put one foot in front of the other I understood that I’m living in a fantasy and it’s up to me to choose the direction this awesome experience goes. I can dwell in resistance about the uncertainty or dial up the distance I run to get myself so tired that I sleep like a log. Tomorrow is another day to tackle those big issues. Good Night 🙂

Published by Anja O'Connor

Small business & system sympathiser, healthy business advocate.

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