Thank you to KIKI COLORE for pointing out the downloadable version of The Zen of Running, Fred Rohe’s 1970s “classic” meditation on moving our legs to get from one point to the next. I was unfortunately sidelined last season due to some IT problems, and it’s been a bummer finally getting back into it on a treadmill. The roads and sidewalks out east just won’t allow for the real thing. Yet. But thank the lord for the foam roller. That thing is a true blessing.
I don’t know much about the Zen of Running other than the reading it this morning. It’s a short, meditative, picture heavy book about accepting the rewards of running in the present, feeling your body throughout the process, and starting small, conquering the feasible goals while ignoring ego. Easy, right?