This year I’ve started back running again after 6 months. I have to say I’m loving it. It’s hard going, I’m out of breath easily, but it’s me time. As I run I say a positive mantra and it’s like a form of meditation. Sometimes all I think about is “wow this is so hard” as I pant and struggle on, but every now and then I find I switch off and get lost in it all. I feel connected, I feel alive and in a complete zen. After the run I have feel good endorphins. I love that feeling of getting in the warm after a bitter cold run. I love being out in nature. It’s calming if you take the time to really look at it whilst you run, you can get lost in the beauty of it all.
Running may not be the best way to get in shape, but it’s great for the mind. This year my focus is much more on being mentally and emotionally fit. It’s not about being the best runner, it’s just about feeling good. I know I could get better results from HIIT, but this I enjoy much more and isn’t that the point? Life is suppose to be fun. We are meant to be happy. Aren’t results just worthless if we are miserable. I went through a time where I loved HIIT and I hope that love will come back, but right now running is my zen.
I usually only get out once a week for a run, it’s all I can work in around the kids. Nonetheless its utter bliss. Not because it’s always easy, in fact it’s never easy. It’s just that feeling of pride that I’d made it a priority to take some time out. Sometimes it feels impossible when you have responsibilities to take time out, but I’ve realised I’m a better wife, Mum and friend when I do.
I’m Kirsty and I help women create a life that feels soul good because your life should fulfil you. I believe when women rise together we become unstoppable and we have the power to change the world. My superpower is to align the heart and soul. Stick around and I'll be pushing you to rise because that's what I do. Welcome to my corner of the internet 🧡
I started this blog as a place to share my wellness journey and it grew to become a place where I could help women learn to love themselves, to cultivate fulfilment in their lives and to teach them how to Choose To Rise. My passion comes because I didn’t love my life and I certainly didn’t love myself, in fact, I didn’t like myself. I was CONTINUE READING…