The idea of this blog came during a seven month stay in Thailand. It’s like they say about the weather in Thailand, it’s hot here, really hot. Running here is like having someone running next to you with a hairdryer in your face. But on the other hand, try to imagine running along the beach early morning. The sea is almost totally calm and the sun is on the rise. That’s a great feeling!
I get a lot of looks from local Thai people during my morning runs, like they don’t understand why anybody would want to run instead of driving a scooter. Maybe Thai people does not have the need for running? Grown Thai people are still very flexible like children and have seldom backache. Is it because their beds are hard as rocks or from sitting a lot on the ground. During massage you can see many troubled faces of pain on the tourists and masseuses almost find it amusing. Have we westerners missed something here, overweight or well-trained but with very tense bodies?
Our bodies needs to have balance between body, mind and heart. Too much attention to any one of those areas, and we become unbalanced. Most of us these days live in an intellectual world with focus on the mind. When running the mind gets weary, mentally tired. That leads to some rehabilitation between our mind and heart, in other words creating balance between our intellect and emotions.
You will feel it after your run, a feeling of calmness in your body. I usually had a lot of second thoughts or excuses before my runs but I’ve never regretted a single run upon completion. Mostly intellect before my run and mostly emotion after.
The running trend the last years have had exponential growth of applicants to races like marathons. This in my opinion means that we also have had an exponential growth in intellectual focus that causes stress in our minds. In the 90’s there was much focus on weightlifting in the gym but that did not get the job done wearing down the mind. One thing that did work the drugs in the 70’s, perhaps too much weary minds, causing yet another unbalanced behavior. Neither excessive running or taking drugs will create that longterm balance, only changing your behavior will do that. But that’s another topic, training will at least get you in the right direction towards that.
Trouble is the perfect time for training. You are not here, you with your trouble. If you with your trouble when fighting happens, more trouble for you.
Syrio Forel – Game of Thrones
Trouble being the mind in stress and yes then it’s the perfect time for training but you need to let go of your mind in order to generate energy in your body, otherwise you will feel the pain hence more trouble for you.
Insights does not resignate from our minds, the true insight comes from our hearts.
Let go and you will tread lightly full of energy!!!
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