In an effort to begin my runs feeling relaxed and not just end them that way, I started doing just three minutes of guided mediation before every run I took for two weeks.
I have to admit that during the first week, I did not want to even take those three minutes of time before I headed out the door. As a busy mom of 7 year-old twins who gets up at 5:00 a.m. to jump start the day, I didn’t feel like I had three minutes to spare before my run.
That, in and of itself, was the precise reason I needed to make the time to do it.
Like any other technology addicted runner, I consulted the interwebs for the best meditation apps. I was woman enough to admit I needed help to guide my mind through even three minutes of daily stillness. Obviously, the search results were overwhelming but, based on the functionality of Mindfulness and their offering of timed (read: as short as possible) sessions at no cost, I downloaded it and prepared for the calming relaxation that was sure to follow…Read Full Article…
Original Article : What Happened When I Started Meditating Before Every Run
by : ALLIE BURDICK
From : womensrunning.competitor.com