This book is amazing.
If you kinda wanna run, but need
a little motivation, this
I run all the time, but the ones I go on
right after reading this are always the best.
by Fred Rohe 1974.
It's all about Taking it Easy
He calls Running a
Dance of Joy.
His friend Reps says,
"unless it's fun
better left undone."
remember: we create our worlds
with our minds
so let your mind say
"look, I'm running
and all runners do this beautiful dance, each
stride a leap thru space--ho! what fun!"
"If there's a beach or a park without a lot of broken glass, do your run barefoot,
this gives you a foot message which stimulates all the nerve reflex points in the soles of
your feet, which in turn stimulate all the organs of your body, by being barefoot
you also get grounded, this direct contact with
Great Mother Earth
meaning that electrical equilibrium is established between you and the planet."
"don't overdo it.
you aren't running because
you're in a hurry to get somewhere"
"it's your choice of whether
to run to punish your self
or to experience your self.
if you choose, with me, the latter,
then every run can be joyful
they key words are,
Take it easy!!
create your self as a runner
gradually, patiently, relaxedly."