Saturday, January 1, 2011

First 3 miles of the year were cleansing.

 I have had some intense personal growth issues come up the last few days.  They have been coming for a while now and finally surfaced.   Not comfortable at all.  Yoga tends to waken deep feelings in me so I am not surprised in hindsight, just weary.

  I made some stupid mistakes too that were bugging me.  They were silly mistakes that baffle me that I made them but I did and have to deal with it so I was stressed anyways.   When I finally went down to run on the treadmill I wanted music and speed.  My feet hurt now and I am compelled to work on a callous issue I have been having but those three miles were bliss. My chest hurts from the stress purge and hard breathing and I feel like I have freed up space in my reserve to deal with stress now.  (Having an incredibly steadfast husband helps too!)

  When Mumford and Sons The Cave came up on the playlist I about lost it.   "come out of the cave walking on your hands"  does it to me every time.  Plato's allegory of the cave has always fascinated me and compelled me to move away from what I thought I knew and into the unknown.   Its scary.  Running and good music take the edge off when it feels like its too much.
"come out of the cave walking on your hands" It makes me smile..You not only come out of the cave but do it walking on your hands.  I think I will practice my handstand.  I want to be able to walk on my hands and do handstand push ups. 

  So three miles on the treadmill in about 25 minutes.  I am overestimating since our treadmill is on its last legs and just quit keeping track of time and distance accurately during my run.  Tomorrow we are going treadmill shopping. 

I was sent some ToeSox to test out and have been wearing them to do yoga and when I ran on the treadmill.  I am testing one pair to see how many miles can be put on them.   The little nubbies are grippy and the socks are quite warm and comfortable.   So far they are pretty great!  More of a review will come after I have had some time to test them out.

Can you do a handstand?? Any desire to do one?   Happy Running on your hands or otherwise!
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