Five things to do while running

Running is an activity the human body can handle automatically: look where you are going, avoid stepping into holes, and that’s it. Of course, concentration is needed when racing, when tactics and timing are critical, but when out running whether for training or pleasure there is not much to “do”. That is why music players and headphones are so popular with runners and many people enjoy running with a training buddy or in groups. But here are five things to consider when out running alone. Try one or more and see how you get on when out running.

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Meditation and running

Running and meditation seem worlds apart. Running implies moving, while one of the principles of meditation is still, silent, contemplation. This is a long way from the grimy, sweaty world of the runner. How can meditation do anything for runners? This is a site all about running, and not about meditation, so I want to look at meditation via running and not the other way round. Even if you are suspicious of the terms and procedures used in meditation there are ideas you can build into your runs.

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