Running Mindfully

  • by Brett Thomas
  • Narrated by Garrett McLain
  • 1 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Meditation has definitely saved running for me. But this was never the plan when I started running, and if you had asked me about meditation five years ago, my response would have mirrored so many other people's in suggesting meditation is nothing more than a waste of time, an excuse to sit still that my busy life did not give me the luxury to partake in.
But boy was I wrong!
After a heavy running schedule at college, as a semiserious runner, I picked up a knee injury that sidelined me and ultimately meant not running at all for a very long time. I had been so obsessed with the time splits that I had forgotten to pay attention to my body and how it was responding to the increased workload.
Years passed with nothing more than the occasional light run. The more time passed, the more I wanted to run again. The problem was that every time I tried, the years of muscle atrophy and overeating meant that even one mile was hard. Sometimes I didn't even make it a mile before I convinced myself that "tomorrow will be a better day for this, I didn't get enough sleep last night".
I made all kinds of excuses for why I wasn't running, but when it came down to it, I just couldn't get past those all too familiar walls we make for ourselves. I was being challenged, and my head just wasn't in o it anymore. I had lost my love for running.
A friend of mine convinced me to speak to his yoga instructor about mindful running. I was willing to listen, but I wasn't about to pay for some meaningless claims about not thinking while running. The instructor explained the entire idea to me, and by the end I was a little bit intrigued - enough to be willing to try it. I signed up to a two-month plan, and the rest is history!

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What a load of crap!

What would have made Running Mindfully better?

Anything


Would you ever listen to anything by Brett Thomas again?

Nope


What three words best describe Garrett McLain’s performance?

Waste of time


What character would you cut from Running Mindfully?

n/a


Any additional comments?

This is just a bad "book". It is just meaningless. It can basically be summarised as: be mindful of your breathing and your environment when you run. That is it. Period. Somehow, the "author" manages to spend an hour or so to pass on this message.
The worst thing is not the cost of the audiobook itself, but the run wasted listening to this.

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- Maistracc

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-11-2015
  • Publisher: HRD Publishing