I used to run. I had one pace and that was it. Whether it was a mile or the London marathon (I know, check me out!🏅😊), my speed was the same. It was what I knew.
A few years ago I stopped running. Injuries were recurring with greater frequency and severity. I (eventually!) listened to my body. I started walking…Ve.r..y…s.l.o.w..l..y🚶🏻♀️
I did meditation walks in the woods near our house. Plugged in to a (12 minute) Buddhist walking meditation audio, ‘I breathe in, one step, I breathe out, one step.’
Over time, I came to know those woods intimately: the way the light coming through the trees changes at different times of the day and year; the palette of greens; the places to find holly berries in winter; my favourite view of bluebells in late spring. You can plonk me down anywhere in them and I can find my way home.🌳❤️
These days I’m all about long walks with my four legged friend🐕 …in woods and beyond!
But to find my new pace, I needed to start by doing something radically different.
If you have something you’d like to change up in your life,
How could you radically interrupt the pace?🤔
Remember, it doesn’t have to be your new pace forever.
Let’s flourish together! 🏃🏻♀️🚶🏻♀️💃🏻
Arlene Francey Lyne
Coach, writer, mama, raving fan of Mother Earth.
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