One of the topics I love to talk about is having fun on trail. What does it take to go out and go for a full body Bath in Nature?
You’ve sung it once; you’ve sung it a hundred times, Let It Go. The “It” is up to you. Is it letting go of the fight you just had with your spouse? Maybe your coworker is driving you crazy? Your teen is being unreasonable and surly? You have so many things to do; there isn’t a notepad that can store it all.
Or maybe you’ve been bitten by the negative bug. The “It” here can be negative thoughts about your ability: I’m too slow to run with these women, this is going to be too hard, I’m not good enough.
What is a trail running woman to do? You got it, let it go and enjoy the moment.
One of the questions we often get is how to remain injury free while running and racing year after year, sometimes with mileage between 40-65 miles. The answer dear friends, is running without GPS.
GPS shows how far I have ran and what pace I am going, current and average. If I am very tired, this is a mental mind screw: really? Not even mile three yet?! And that pace, I may as well walk.
If I am feeling well rested and ready to go fast, I may hold myself back and question if I can maintain this pace.
Running free lets you use your greatest tool, MINDtm, featured in a nice write up on Runners World: http://www.runnersworld.com/fun/the-only-running-app-you-need
Your brain is the most sophisticated device, ever. If you’re thirsty, hungry, tired, overheating, chilled, exhausted or energized, your brain lets you know.
And putting your brain on Nature opens up the pathways that are normally closed in our tech heavy world. On trail, your brain gets to experience all 5 senses that it was born to practice: smell the clean oxygenated air, hear birds singing away, see the sunrise breaking through the trees, feel the crisp air on your sweaty skin, and taste the fresh water from your bottle.
Dip a toe, or jump right in. Let Nature get all over you with WOOT!