4 Mindful Strategies To Motivate You For Any Run

Havey describes mindful running as “running with a wide open, present-moment awareness of physical sensations, cognitions, and emotions.” Mindful running starts with the need to be fully present in a chaotic, results-oriented world. My present-moment awareness requires me to focus on my breathing, my body or my observations of the world around me. I try to notice three things that I am feeling, hearing, seeing and thinking while I run. Sometimes just the act of paying attention to these things helps ground me during my run. When I’m present, I notice what hurts, what feels strained and what feels strong. I don’t attribute meaning to what I’m recognizing or the choices I am making; I just allow myself to notice the details, adjust if necessary and keep moving. If I get distracted and my mind wanders, I allow myself to notice that, too, and refocus by giving my attention to ...

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