I know that a mile, when we are discussing fitness, marks many things. It is different for each person. 1 mile for me, when I first began running a single mile was my first goal. The first milestone that for me, marked that I had made progress. Then that mile became my “you’re almost home” mark. Then I used the mile for fartleks and speed training. Then…after I pulled ligaments in my foot, the mile was my “this is resting” distance. When I amped up my yoga teacher training, I stopped running all together because I was terrified of getting injured and not being able to finish teacher training. Now, I am staring my new running program in the face again. Getting reaquainted with my old friend…the mile. [Read more…]
You are laying in bed, comfortable. You crack open an eye and the weather is dreary but it’s your scheduled run day. Runs haven’t been going well for you at all and the last thing you WANT to do is get up and get out there.
Or maybe you have been slammed with deadlines at work. You are barely eating anything yet your clothes feel like they are bursting at the seams and you just can’t seem to make the scale move in the right direction.
You are frustrated. [Read more…]