Monthly Archives: November 2013

More Yoga Lessons: Resistance and Creating Space

One important difference between yoga and my running routine is that in yoga, I go to class, and someone tells me what to do for nearly an hour. Sometimes I really welcome that opportunity, a chance to do something that … Continue reading

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Yoga for Runners and Everyone Else

Yesterday I returned my still very stiff and achey body to the yoga mat for 75 minutes of hot yoga, always a daunting challenge and a guaranteed glad-I-did-it experience. I honestly needed that experience much more than I needed to … Continue reading

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Running and Being

Runner’s magazine recently ran a story on the re-issue of a book by someone I’d never heard of. This book is now moving to the top of my to-read list. Dr. George Sheehan was a kind of philosopher of running … Continue reading

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It was a beautiful day for a half-marathon! And we did it! Here are the running buddies before the race: It did not go quite as planned. About 7 or 8 miles in, I got a pain behind my knee … Continue reading

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Race Day Jitters and Thoughts on Luck

This morning as I prepare to run this 13.2 I’m up early, and nervous! Or excited or something. I woke up far too early and couldn’t go back to sleep. Despite all my yammering about how I’m not competitive, I … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on Competition

I’m about to run a “race” tomorrow, but to be honest, I’m not very interested in being a competitive runner. I actually don’t think of it as a race as much as my own 13.2-mile run, the culmination of, and … Continue reading

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