Tao of Jogging
I always visualise myself fit and healthy - the results of making the effort. If I am feeling lazy, I visualise the results of that: being fat and totally unsexy. That usually gets me out of bed and out the door.
Also I do it in the morning (after meditating) so that I get to work psychologically pumped because I've already had a win.
The mornings are so cold here in Melbourne (Australia) at this time of the year. I get up and meditate in front of the heater at just past 5am, then I do Chi Gung. Then me and the dog go for a jog.
It is usually still dark and there are only a few others out and about - fellow nutjobs! It is so cold my hands hurt so I shake them as I run. The dog, Dude, carves up the grass like a race horse while I plod along steadily. The Moon shines down and the fog hovers over the grass. Long shadows of trees and of the solitary man that throws a ball to his dog every morning. I always wonder how he can just stand still like he does when it's so cold. I love mornings, so peaceful and calm...
Anyway, enough poetry - my favourite TV show Criminal Intent is on ;)
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