“Do one thing every day that scares you” – Eleanor Roosevelt
What do you love the most about running?
Running is the greatest gift I have been given. When I get tired, I remember those who can’t run, what they would give to have this simple gift I, at times, take for granted, and it makes me run harder…for them. It has taught me to challenge myself every day and push beyond what I think I am capable of. It shows me what I am made of and reminds me of what I am born to do.
How does yoga enhance your ability to run?
Yoga has increased my strength, flexibility, and mental focus. I started doing yoga almost a year ago as a cross training activity and I have noticed I am running faster and stronger. It has also helped me to control my emotions when I am pounding the pavement and tired with 5 miles to go. Enduring an intense yoga pose like Warrior 2 is a lot like a long run or interval run. Yoga has also taught me one of the best pieces of advice I can give to another runner, beginner or intermediate, and that is do not compare yourself to others. A mile is a mile. A downward dog is a downward dog.
What is your favorite yoga pose?
What advice would you give to someone just starting out running?
Do not ignore your shoes. Get properly fitted and check for wear often.
Honor your muscles and your “aches and pains”. Listen to your body.
Do not compare yourself to other runners. A mile is a mile.
Yoga Run – Sundays 8:45am – 9:45am