I am going to get back to meditating and order a new sitting cushion (blame the cat for my last one...). I've been driving myself crazy with busy mornings, too much time watching junk tv, scattered with everything I'm doing. The only thing I have stayed pretty true with has been my eating, my no's (no fast food, soda, red meat, and pork) and running. I need to mentally get myself back to the ground again.
If you didn't know, I read tarot and oracle cards. I used to do it for others but took a step back and decided to read just for myself. I haven't picked up my cards in ages but lately I have been doing weekly pulls to help set the mood for the week and a focus. Today's oracle card was "rest" and this was like a slap in the face with how I have been thinking and feeling lately (I just posted about cutting back on my running in the last post). Coincidence? I think not! I am taking this as a sign to do just what I said, rest more this month and focus on walking with two days of running a week... it will kill me, since I just want to run everyday, but I think it will benefit me in the long run. If I'm going to do this half marathon in January, I need to be the healthiest I can and getting more weight off will only help me for the event. I think I can afford a month or two with less running since I'm not starting my training till October, even though I will be running through the summer too.
So I have some new goals or plans for this month... again:
- Run 2x per week (Monday 30 min - Saturday focus on miles or virtual runs)
- Get back on the mat... yoga!
- Practice more mindfulness
- Meditate in the morning