Losing My Practice
Updated: Jan 4
In January 2019, I ran my first 50K.
After running for nearly 20 years and specifically training for 6 months using all of my mindfulness tools, I was ready: ready for the adventure of running farther than I'd ever gone before, ready to experience new limits, ready to be present and take in the beauty of the trail, ready to use this race to celebrate the end of my 40th birthday year.
I crossed the finish line, with a smile on my face, deeply, deeply satisfied.
And then, one week later, the real mindful endurance challenge that was 2019 truly began.