What is Mindful Running?
There are a lot of different ways to answer this question.
First and foremost, it is an antidote for the kind of running habits that lead many of us down the all-too-common road to things like fatigue, injury, boredom or burnout.
Mindful running is the path less traveled.
By veering down it, you glimpse a wonderful truth:
that running shouldn’t hurt. Period.
But it’s more than that, too.
Mindful running is a practice,
the way many people think of yoga or meditation as a practice.
It is a restorative, sustainable activity that teaches you
something new about yourself every day.
Instead of wondering if you’re training right,
you become so in tuned with your body that you
always know if you’re running the right mileage,
the right pace to get fitter
and getting enough rest to stay healthy.
Rather than stressing over your chances of achieving future goals,
you find a deep sense of satisfaction in every run.
Because feeling pressure to perform to someone else’s standards
—or to your own exalted standards—takes the fun out of running.
But when you focus on how running makes you feel in this moment,
that’s when running becomes truly joyful instead of
just another thing on the to-do list.
Your healthy running path starts here.