Training the Body…and the Mind, P1

I’ve been curious about a book for a while, “Running with the Mind of Meditation” by Sakyong Mipham. Of course, it wasn’t until Team Myles that I felt a push to read to it. I have practiced meditation for a little while now, but running…well 🙂 that is something new!

“Meditate with delight and run with joy.”

I can’t say that “joy” was the first word I thought when starting this running adventure. Nervous, excited, grateful, or terrified maybe, but…joy?

Our first hill session was last night. If you had told me a month ago I’d be registered in a 10k at the Bluenose Marathon and running up the Citadel at night to train in March, I think I would have told you to go home, you’re drunk…

It was hard, I can’t lie. It was windy, damp and chilly. I found a point to focus on; my goal was to get there every set. The last set, we were encouraged to push a bit further and make it to the top, run or walk to end the night. My legs were burning and I said I didn’t think I could do it. Yet, there they were, those wonderful built in cheerleaders. So I walked to the top, cheered on, a high five at the end and turned around…

Halifax really is glorious at night. And I made it to the top.

So, maybe there IS something to this “joy” business.

One Response to “Training the Body…and the Mind, P1”

  1. Anne-Marie McElroneMarch 20, 2017 at 5:11 pm #

    Hi Kristina,

    Hello from the Dartmouth North Community Food Centre! Congrats on entering the Blue Nose and especially for tackling those hills. We are honoured to have you supporting Dartmouth North with your run. Thank you so much for thinking of us and I’ll be in touch again as we get up and ….yes…running!

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