A running lesson from yoga…

I’ve been to lots of yoga classes.  Lots of types, lots of teachers, lots of locations.  Through all these classes, one idea seems to pop up the same way, no matter what.  This one idea: Your practice on your mat today is all that matters.  Other people, other poses, even you yesterday doesn’t matter.  I think runners would benefit from this lesson.  What happens when you run, in your shoes is all that matters.  The runs you take, the runs you skip, the races you run and the ones you miss are all a part of you being exactly where you are supposed to be in your running practice.  If runners were coached to be as forgiving of themselves as yogis are, I think the running world would be a happier and healthier place.

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