Speed blogging

I’m going to try something, so don’t criticize this blog for the next 30 days.

I was going to try and find something online to post about insomnia, but I’ve been online for 45 minutes and was so easily distracted that I just said “screw it”.  Better to just post something than spend hours trying to find something smart and witty.  Besides, I managed to read a really great book for a couple hours in the middle of the night.

The book I’m reading is called “10% Happier” and it’s by Dan Harris, from ABC News.  It’s about his struggle with meditation, and how he came to it as its biggest skeptic.  I love meditation when it goes well, but hate it when I am so distracted and scatter-brained that it seems like torture.  Besides, running is already like a meditation to me.  But I have noticed that even if I set aside five minutes to sit in quiet before running out the door, I have a much calmer day and can handle anything that comes my way.  So, why don’t I do it every single day?  It must be sort of weird paradox.

Reading the book meant I fell asleep around 4 a.m. and didn’t get up until 9:30 a.m.  That’s okay.  At least I got a blog post in today.  🙂

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Author: oaklandrunning

I run because: * it's my form of meditation * helps me handle all the stress in my life * keeps me grounded and centered * makes me appreciate my body and take care of it (nutrition, stretching) * relaxes me * it's a simple activity that we know how to do instinctively * it's accessible to anybody, anywhere

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