Beautiful things take time, and that is ok. Remind yourself that you’re doing your best and that is all you can do. Pause. Allow yourself to take a moment to stretch and feel your muscles relax. Let any tension fall away. Pause. Take in as much air as your lungs will allow and just breathe. Your body builds endurance and strength during rest, too.
There is a philosophy in Yoga that talks about how we do the work now, to avoid future suffering. Remind yourself that it may take time to see and feel the change in yourself, in your body, in your running, but you are on the right track. You are free to rest, and trust. Being patient is the key to staying in the moment. And patience is also the key to moving out of dwelling on how much everything hurts into gratitude, joy, change, and trust.
This space will essentially become a diary for the spring clinic. I will be uploading weekly videos to share information, motivation and instructions on particular workouts or the new clinic format.