Hello lovely readers! Happy Halloween :)
Today I tied up my shoe laces and ventured outside for the first time in what seems like months. I haven't really ran since the summer. Yes I burnt myself out with my half marathon training earlier in the year but then (yep, I'm admitting it) I got lazy. Yoga became pretty much my only way I moved my body, unless you count power walking and dancing in the shower/ kitchen/ generally being crazy around the house. I love practising a dynamic vinyasa, it's the perfect way to break a sweat and I love how it centres me and calms me down but I have missed having cardio in my life.
I was a little scared, I was pretty sure it would hurt and I was right. Five minutes in my lungs were burning, I felt slow, but you know what that's okay! Gone are the days when I would push and punish my body to it's limit. I'm running because IT MAKES ME FEEL GOOD. I set the intention to run for 20 minutes, and I did it! My legs felt tight, I felt faint, I was a sweaty mess in the crazy Indian Summer we are having but after I stretched, drank some water and got a shower.... I felt good! More than good, I felt GREAT!
So I will run, I will breathe because it makes me feel great and happy. Not because I am competing or punishing myself for eating something 'naughty'. Breathe, believe.