Mindful Running: A Practice & A Journey

1 Comment by / March 8, 2011 / Posted in Mindful Running, The Running Mind

These were some of my reflections back in 1998 first titled: Thoughts on Running Observing Thoughts It was a poem I wrote after a run on St. Valentine’s Day. From those thoughts flowed: On the road to Mindful Running Life is the childhood of our immortality Goethe Mindful Mindfulness or being mindful is being aware [...]

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ChiRunning: A Practice of Mindful Movement

1 Comment by / February 20, 2011 / Posted in Meditation, Mindful Running, Mindfulness, Running Form & Style

I have had the pleasure of knowing Danny and Katherine Dreyer since the mid-90′s when we first communicated by phone and in the news group:rec.running. Danny was beginning to share his practice that combined his love of running and his practice of tai chi. The union by Danny of running and the principles of Tai [...]

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Mindful Running: Running on Thin Ice

0 Comment by / October 5, 2010 / Posted in Mindful Running, Running Injury Prevention

In an earlier piece I wrote about Running form and attached a picture of Nicholas Romanov, founder of Pose Method, running across the ice at an ice rink. I came across another video of him at the blog site of a friend with whom I’ve corresponded off and on for the past two years. This [...]

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Mindful Movement: Green Space Is Important For Mental Health

4 Comments by / May 5, 2010 / Posted in Mindful Running, Mindfulness, The Running Mind

As someone who has run and walked with patients and friends for 35 years, this little article shared by Christine Messier brings out the fact that being in nature quickly brings a person to “present moment, beautiful moment.” What is interesting is that when one is in the present moment there is no cause and [...]

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Proper Running: Mindful Movement in the Moment

3 Comments by / April 26, 2010 / Posted in Mindful Running, Running Form & Style, Running Injury Prevention, The Running Mind

http://www.flickr.com/photos/asvolcans/ / CC BY-NC 2.0 Mindlessness is made of those habits and behaviors that that we  do automatically and habitually with little or no awareness.  Mindfulness  focuses  attention and awareness on the present moment.  As there is only “Hic et Nunc” – Here and Now. Last month the San Diego Marathon Clinic celebrated 35 years [...]

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Response to an article on the Running Shoe Debate

1 Comment by / December 13, 2009 / Posted in Mindful Running

The Running Shoe Debate: How Barefoot Runners are Shaping the Shoe Industry By Tyghe Trimble in April 22, 2009 edition of Popular Mechanics http://www.popularmechanics.com/outdoors/sports/4314401.html Debate is taking a stance that one’s ideas are correct and the other side’s are wrong. Discussion comes from the same derivation at concussion and percussion: A hitting up against. In [...]

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Mindful Running & Lessons to be learned from Evolutionary Biology

5 Comments by / December 8, 2009 / Posted in Mindful Running, Oz on Injuries, Oz On Marathoning, Running Form & Style, Running Injury Prevention, The Running Mind

Had a lengthy, informative, and enlightening phone conversation with Dan Lieberman, from Harvard’s Department of Evolutionary Biology. We weren’t able to link schedules for a run. For both of us family and friends came first during this Thanksgiving holiday in Boston. So the phone had to do. After speaking with Dan I am excited about [...]

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30 Years of Rolfing & Lessons in Mindfulness

3 Comments by / December 6, 2009 / Posted in Injury Prevention, Mindful Running, Oz on Injuries, Running Form & Style, Running Injury Prevention, The Running Mind

“If you can imagine how it feels to have a fluid, light, balanced body, free of pain, stiffness and at ease with itself and earth’s gravitational field, then you will understand the goals of Structural Integration.” – Ida P. Rolf Ph.D. Jim Haselmaier wrote me inquiring about Rolfing as he had been a Rolfer at [...]

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Mindful Running: Ya never know your impact.

2 Comments by / November 24, 2009 / Posted in Injury Prevention, Mindful Running, Running Form & Style, Running Injury Prevention, The Running Mind

Interesting where one’s thoughts end up being shared. I was looking up some info on Barefoot Running and came across this quote quoting me from a 2001 post of mine on Ball/Heel/Ball Is The Correct Way To Run. Pleased to have an impact on barefoot running and proper running. In a March 30th, 2004 Yahoo [...]

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Run Softly Over Hard Surfaces & Train on Uneven Terrain

0 Comment by / November 2, 2009 / Posted in Mindful Running, Oz on Injuries, Oz On Marathoning, Running Form & Style, Running Injury Prevention, The Running Mind, Uncategorized

Tara Parker-Pope wrote an interesting article this week in the New York Times Well Blog: The Human Body Is Built for Distance. She talks about Christopher McDougall’s book on the Tarahumara Indians of Copper Canyon: Born to Run. What follows are some of my reflections made years ago as I championed and continue to champion [...]

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