So yesterday I mentioned I got injured while running this weekend. I don't know how, but I understand the why:
Barefoot Ted says:
"Barefoot running is not about blocking or pushing through pain, or at least it shouldn't be. Rather it is about tuning-in to your own body's highly sophisticated set of integrated awareness systems, systems that communicate through feelings and senses that are being collected in real-time as you move."
When my foot signaled "Something's not right," instead of stopping, I thought, "I have two more miles to go."
I didn't listen to my feet.
I didn't listen to my body.
I tried to push through the pain.
In yoga, we practice 'ahimsa' or non-harming. Some people think it's all about not harming animals, and thus you naturally get a lot of vegetarian yogis. But it's also about not harming ourselves.
I didn't practice ahimsa on Saturday at mile four of my run, and I am paying for it. My ego got in the way.
Ah experience is such a strong teacher.