Sunday, October 16, 2011

the misconception

I saw this photo on FB and chuckled immediately. Why? Because I know that this is my truth (for now). I've been running for a couple of months and after chatting it up with a fellow BGR mate during a group run, realized that I've been doing it all wrong.

Misconception #1: I have long legs, so my stride should be long as well. Not the case. When running, my legs should stay underneath my body and not out in front.

Misconception #2: Breathe from your lungs. No wonder I've run out of breath so easily. I thought as long as you were breathing in and out, the run would be a piece of cake. Truth is - I should use diaphragmatic breathing, and yoga can help with that.

Misconception #3: Running is easy. Umm, yeah. Not so much. Moving on. lol.

Seriously, this journey is definitely a learning experience, and I feel that a new door has been opened for me. If someone told me years ago that I would be a fan of running, I would've given them the infamous {side eye}. Although I haven't experienced runnner's high, it's having a positive impact on my life and I'm a believer...for sure. Woot! Woot!

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