4 Responses to “Running for Self-Care”

  1. dorleem says:

    Thank you for this post on running and self-care. I love how you state that you for you, “running is a metaphor for life. It’s about finding a good and comfortable pace, not taking on more than you can handle.” What a wonderful and healthy approach to running or life! It was also kind and apropos to end with a tribute to those who were injured during the Boston marathon… Wishing good health and a quick recovery to all of those who have suffered in Boston (and elsewhere).

  2. Sarah says:

    This is extremely motivational. I am not a runner but you having inspired me to see if I could become one.

  3. Rick Clements says:

    Iam a male social worker and ex runner who will be 58 years old in July. I am fitter now than I ever was when I was a runner (from age 20 to 48). Why am I fitter now? – Yoga – yes yoga – its a part, the most important part, of my workput routine that also includes strength and aerobic workouts. Wish I had been doing yoga when I was a runner, why? Yoga will make you a better runner – more so than running more – you wil be better balanced, have increased flexibility and coordiantion and therfore a more efficent stride. AND your recovery time will be reduced and the mental clarity, calm and relaxation – you gotta experince that four yourself. There are two types of runners; those that run, and those that run and do yoga and the ones that run and do yoga – run better. And a yoga mat is all you need to get started – loads of You Tube yoga videos at no cost.

  4. The last time I did any real running was on the high school cross-country team, and that was fifteen years ago (more like twenty, if I’m being honest!). I never really thought I’d return to it. But last winter, one of my friends invited me to run a 12-mile obstacle course with him and bunch of his coworkers. For some reason I said yes, and to get in shape, I had to hit the pavement again. I *couldn’t believe* how good it made me feel—I had more energy, my mood was better, and I think I was a little more patient and present with my clients. Who knew?

    By the way—if you’ve never read “Born to Run,” by Christopher McDougall, you should give it a go. Really excellent.

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