Why Practice Sitting Still? Part 2

Why Practice Sitting Still? Part 2

In Part 1 I offered some reasons why mindfulness-without-motion is a good thing to practice. I would now like to offer some recommendations on how to start sitting still.   Be Led By Curiousity First, you need to genuinely want to try this, out of some sense of...
Why Practice Sitting Still? Part 1

Why Practice Sitting Still? Part 1

Practicing mindfulness while moving is something I’ve been doing, advocating and coaching for many years. It makes a lot of sense to increase awareness of what the body is doing in order to protect and refine what’s working well and correct what is not. As...
You’ve Swam Farther. You’ve Swam Faster. Now What?

You’ve Swam Farther. You’ve Swam Faster. Now What?

Imagine you had some sort of a restriction that only allowed you to swim a strictly limited distance or limited time in each session, for the next 10 years.  Let’s say you could only swim 30 minutes or 1500 meters and then you had to stop. How could you still...
Fitness Fatigue vs. Extraordinary Fatigue Part 2

Fitness Fatigue vs. Extraordinary Fatigue Part 2

This is the second part of Fitness Fatigue vs. Extraordinary Fatigue. What happens when we have an extraordinary athletic achievement but go past some internal limits to do it? In the first part I told the story of my longer-than-normal long run, and in this second...
Fitness Fatigue vs. Extraordinary Fatigue Part 1

Fitness Fatigue vs. Extraordinary Fatigue Part 1

Before I get into the story of my long run and lessons I learned from it, I want to make sure you don’t get distracted by the distances I am running, as if this is too long (or too short) to apply to your situation. I am telling the story in order to describe...
I Want The Strength To Be Comfortable

I Want The Strength To Be Comfortable

In training for both running and swimming I have a primary objective behind it all – I want to be skilled enough and strong enough to handle a wide range of interesting exploration opportunities. When I come across an inviting patch of water or a trail wandering...
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