Has anyone seen my Chi?
November 27, 2009
First I have to put my body in the right position, which takes me about five minutes. Then I have to lean forward until I almost fall flat on my face, at which point my leg swings forward, saving me in the nick of time from a nasty fall.
Finally running, I have to think about keeping my pelvic area beneath me, like a bowl full of water, without spilling any. But I can just feel the water sloshing out of my bowl, and my shoulders tensing up with worry I'm not doing it right.
I have to keep reminding myself: 'It's all about the prócess not about the results!'
Then finally I feel myself on familiar territory, because that's what I keep telling myself as a mom. If it was all about the results I would be sitting in a corner sobbing my heart out.
So I soldier on, searching for the Chi, both in my running and mothering.