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.