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I have always felt running brings clarity to my brain. Oxygen is a good thing,I"m told.
Now,according to the University Of Aberdeen in Scotland,running makes it easier to solve
challenges.Two studies suggest your mind associates forward motion with the future.As
your body moves ahead,your brain is thinking ahead,which can trigger creative thinking.
As your brain is in that stage, creative ideas become more fluid.
When your preparing for your run,give yourself an extra minute and think about the biggest issue you want to deal with.If your sleepy,run later.Run at a relaxed pace when your thinking about issues in your life. If your running too fast,your brain is thinking about your pace.Your dealing with issues in your life. Issues that need fixing..Think about your problem at the START of your run and take just a few minuets.The rest of your run should be spent concentrating on breathing.You should feel calm and relaxed when your running. Remember any problem is fine to think about.
Sometimes if your problem is really tough,run with a friend and bounce ideas off them.I rarely run with people. Unless of course,it"s a certain lady friend ,that"s different.
Sometimes you will run into someone really heavy,tell them how great they look and mean it when you say it. A lady once walked up to me at a store. She said,"you don't
remember me,(I had no Idea!) but you used to run past me all the time telling me how
great I looked. My husband always put me down, but because of you, I lost over 110 lbs,"I assured her SHE is the one that should feel great.I will admit it feels good when
folks tell you that.
Focusing on one thing at a time is easy for most of you. I am always doing 12 things at once. Doing the hardest thing and the next hardest thing and so on,is a gift running
gives you.
Remember how bad your day might have gone today,you COULD be the 18 year old
cell mate of my son, He has been sentenced to life in prison. He is soon to be sent to a penitentiary.
Believe in your dreams
Believe in today
Believe that you are loved.
Believe that you make a difference.
Believe we can build a better world.
Believe the best is yet to be.
Believe in yourself.
I believe in you.
-Kobi Yamida

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  •  Tip Jar (7+ / 0-)

    Social activist, nutrition and exercise advice,long distance runner, Writer.

    by Vet63 on Thu Dec 05, 2013 at 06:06:29 PM PST

  •  Beautiful diary, thanks. (2+ / 0-)
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    Vet63, ehavenot

    I am a regular aerobic walker, and have recently taken up hatha yoga again after a 15-year hiatus.

    These days, I am a very "high-maintenance" yoga student, alas. The teacher has to come over constantly and position me. I'm reasonably aerobically fit, but my flexibility is abysmal. My proprioception (awareness of one's body's position in space) is awful, and my balance is appalling.

    But I'm improving. Even a month ago, I could not fathom doing leg stretches without straps, and now my forehead nearly touches my calf.

    The upshot of all this, so far, is that my aerobic workouts actually seem to be more efficient. The soft tissue in my legs is looser and more flexible and my legs move better.

    Yes, one kind of exercise can pay dividends in another area of life.

    Thanks for the diary.

    It's here they got the range/ and the machinery for change/ and it's here they got the spiritual thirst. --Leonard Cohen

    by karmsy on Thu Dec 05, 2013 at 06:47:51 PM PST

    •  karmsy (1+ / 0-)
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      thanks for your kind words. Yoga is my next goal.. I am  I find my body very stiff. I really hope to learn as much as I can about it.
      Take care,
      Mike

      Social activist, nutrition and exercise advice,long distance runner, Writer.

      by Vet63 on Thu Dec 05, 2013 at 07:02:09 PM PST

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      •  Yoga has exploded in popularity (0+ / 0-)

        in recent decades. The good news if you live in a metropolitan area is that you can basically take your pick of classes. You have a world of resources available to you to learn any kind of yoga, from the most staid and gentle, to the most vigorous.

        Yoga is rooted in Eastern spiritual practices that quiet the mind. There's nothing like this in the West, and it isn't valued. Quieting your mental chatter, though, as well as conditioning yourself physically, can open you up to what's important.

        I tried to do a Zen practice for a few years in my 20s. In my 30s, I did yoga for a while. Regarding short-term effectiveness, at least, there was no comparison. Because of my very active mind, it took physical activity to really relax and ground me.

        It's here they got the range/ and the machinery for change/ and it's here they got the spiritual thirst. --Leonard Cohen

        by karmsy on Thu Dec 05, 2013 at 07:44:47 PM PST

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        •  follow up (1+ / 0-)
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          karmsy

          I have issues that keep me from staying calm. I am learning
          meditation. Your information is very timely.
          Thanks again.
          Mike

          Social activist, nutrition and exercise advice,long distance runner, Writer.

          by Vet63 on Thu Dec 05, 2013 at 10:20:50 PM PST

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