Saturday, December 1, 2012

Zen Running

Did you ever have one of those moments when you felt that you reached the Zen state of mind while running? It happened to me a few weeks ago, I was so in tune with my body while running, I think it was towards the end of a 10k run - the feet quietly tapping the pavement, the arms swinging in perfect harmony, body gliding through the air, it felt so good that I had to take out my camera and immortalize it. I didn't know what it'd look like, I had never taken a video of myself while running, so apologies for the shaking, but I did watch this video a few times since and it manages to bring the same feelings back to into my mind, that of peace and happiness and freedom. I thought I'd share.

Here's the Runkeeper activity for (my own) reference.


  1. You definitely look like you've hit a stride and in a GREAT place.
    I do know that zen like feeling. I'll be honest and say I haven't had it too much lately, it's all been such hard runs!

  2. I agree that it has to be the right amount of exertion. I just looked up the activity on Runkeeper to see what speed I was going at and indeed, it wasn't that fast. I must have been somewhere in zone 3.