December 12. Body Integration.
This year, when did you feel the most integrated with your body? Did you have a moment where there wasnâ€™t mind and body, but simply a cohesive YOU, alive and present? (Author: Patrick Reynolds)
Immediately, running came to mind when I read this prompt. I felt most alive when I was running. It didn’t happen right away, but once I really got into the longer running intervals with the C25k plan, I recall feeling amazing both mentally and physically. It was like nothing I had ever experienced before.
I have yet to be able to duplicate that feeling with my power walking, but I’ve come close. It’s so great just being out there doing your thing alone. I play some motivational music and I just go. It’s my time to just relax and let my mind and body go. I can just admire my surroundings or think about a story I’ve been writing. No matter what I do with that time mentally, it’s a freeing experience for me. That’s a big reason why I look forward to my morning workouts each day.