For years I’ve flirted with meditation. I’ve read many books and articles about how to sit, breath, let go etc. but like many others, I’ve never quite worked it into my daily routine. I always find an excuse not to bother. Anyone else in the same boat?

Running is more my game, and it, too, is difficult for many to enjoy. During the first few months practicing, your body feels like its going to give up. We’ve all been there: lungs on fire, legs heavy and bursting with lactic acid etc. Now, I’ll be first to say feeling these feelings are horrible. Why get out of your lovely warm bed all comfy and then masochistically wheeze around the park? It’s a good question, and one that can only be answered after around 5/6 weeks of running – 2/3 times per week.

After this time, your runs get easier and your confidence grows.