Buzz The Bee, Motivation, Running, Yoga

Happy Anniversary: A Letter To My Practice

An Open Letter to My Practice: Aikido, Happy 15th anniversary. Forty percent of marriages have ended but we're still together. It's our crystal anniversary. Does that mean that you will finally be clear to me? Unlikely. You're my greatest mystery, my largest enigma and that's just fine. That's you. I remember how we met. I remember wanting… Continue reading Happy Anniversary: A Letter To My Practice

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Motivation, Running

Don’t Stop Running

It's easier to keep going than it is to stop and start again. The next time you're on your run and thinking about walking for just one second think about that. Think of yourself as a train. It takes forever to get going once you stop. Why is this though? I mean...to start with running and exercise is… Continue reading Don’t Stop Running

Running, Yoga

Cross-Training

Hello! I'm here to talk to you about that thing we know we should be doing but that we most likely aren't doing. Cross-training. And NO I am not talking about Crossfit...that thing that ends up in injury because form isn't the focus. Hopefully, we all know what cross-training is. If not, I'll give you the low… Continue reading Cross-Training

Running, Yoga

Shoulder Stretches

We don't open our shoulders up enough. We think about our chest occasionally but we think about our shoulders even less often. Which is not good considering how many hours in the day we spend hunched over and collapsed. But why stretch our shoulders? Shouldn't we be more focused on our back, our neck, our hamstrings?… Continue reading Shoulder Stretches

Yoga, Running

Running Shoes: Your Best Friend

Running doesn't have that much in terms of fancy gear. Watches, apps, reflective clothes, and headlamps are all nice but not necessary, right? All we really need is a shirt (maybe), shorts, and shoes. Ding, ding, ding! That last one is very important. We don't have that much gear but that one thing, our shoes, is extremely important.… Continue reading Running Shoes: Your Best Friend

Mental Health Monday, Running, Yoga

What To Do When You Fall

Get up. Okay, okay. You know that and I know that you know that. But we don't fall that often so what we actually need to do as we are falling and right afterward can be a mystery. And I'm not just talking about physically falling. So you've fallen. Something in life has hit you hard… Continue reading What To Do When You Fall

Motivation, Running, What I Mean When I Say

“I’m athletic”

Welcome back to another "What I mean when I say..." Today we are looking at a pretty silly topic. What do I mean when I say "I'm athletic"? Surprisingly, this seems to be a controversial topic for me. I'm either met with "Oh, you like exercising" or "What do you lift? How fast do you… Continue reading “I’m athletic”

Running, Yoga

Heart Openers In Practice

We are too angry. We suffer too much. We sit hunched over our technology. And our hearts are closed to ourselves, to nature and the human world. The remedy? Heart Openers. Already you might be thinking I'm on a ride to the crazy train. How can a heart opener make me less angry? How can… Continue reading Heart Openers In Practice

Motivation, Running, What I Mean When I Say

Am I Runner?

The short answer is yes. The long answer is a sassy question back at you: I don't know are you? Though it's a little reminiscent of a teacher asking a student "can you", it does bring up a good point. Do you think you are a runner? This is something a lot of people, runners… Continue reading Am I Runner?

Motivation, Running

Break Through The Mile Mark

Running is hard. We know that. It takes effort, our heart rate goes up, our breathing is labored, blah blah. We know that. But what if I said that stopping is the hard part of running?  You'd probably slap me and tell me I'm a big fat liar. And I wouldn't fault you for that. Yes, running… Continue reading Break Through The Mile Mark