You will do this four times with the left
Four with the right
Then eight times with both
Thank you Beastie Boys. And so begins today’s Reverb10 topic:
This year, when did you feel the most integrated with your body?
For all of July and August , I had been rigorously training on my own for my first 5k race. Running both on a treadmill and on outdoor trails, I made sure I was in good shape, able to run the full distance several times before race day, and checked the actual site where I was to arrive on race day.
Fast forward to race day- September 25th, 2010. Early Saturday morning I arrived at the site, alongside hundreds of other women of all shapes and sizes, ready to run. As we took off for the course around 8:30 am, I decided to start at a faster pace and slow down later if needed. I convinced myself to run most of the race and walk only if needed. This is what made me feel like body and mind were working together. I kept telling myself positive confirmations that I could run faster and stronger and to keep going, and the rest of me kept going…all the way to the finish line, just a few minutes short of my goal. What a great feeling!