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Lovely day

Sunday, August 25, 2013

I had to get up early because I dropped off DD at the train station at 6:45, today is first day of pre-university introductory camp.
After dropping her off I drove to the forest trail and ran an easy, slow 10K. It was 17 oC / 63 oF, overcast with a light breeze. Ideal for running : )
During the run I stayed mindful of breathing slowly and deeply (5 steps in - 5 steps out) and of the scenery, letting thoughts come and pass, without getting caught in them.

Then I made my usual breakfast oatmeal, and meditated 20 minutes while it simmered.
I followed a practice from my book: sent good wishes to people I'm grateful to / I love / who are neutral to me / I have a difficult relationship with / and myself. It was relaxing, very interesting and gave me some insights I really needed.

It is 10 am now, and I have the day to myself.
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    What a great way to start the day! Wishing you a day that continues to feel as good.
    1698 days ago
  • OWL_20
    This sounds like the start to a perfect day! I really like the fact you add meditation in, it's something I'm getting more interested in as I try to find balance. Appreciate this blog.
    1698 days ago
    What a great start to the day.
    1703 days ago
    I love moments like that--treasure them.
    1703 days ago
    Now that is perfection. I'm feeling more peaceful just reading your description. Have a glorious day!!!
    1703 days ago
  • DEB9021
    Sounds awesome. I have not done my run yet .... Started off the day with some house chores. Did my first 5k yesterday (not counting the virtual one) and it was really fun. But very crowded and a fun, untimed event, so although I had planned to rest today, I have decided to go for a long but easy pace jog. Looks like a busy week so I'm afraid I might be short on exercise time. Gonna get it in while I can! Enjoy your peaceful day ...
    1703 days ago
    Sounds like a productive but soothing start to an end-of-summer Sunday morning! Hope you've been enjoying this day, Kriszta. emoticon
    1703 days ago
    1703 days ago
    That sounds so nice and peaceful! Reading this makes me look forward to my 7 mile run this morning :)
    1703 days ago
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