Just Run Frenchay – Mindfulness and running or walking
In our last update we mentioned some of the benefits of running and how it can aid
your wellbeing. One of these arms of wellbeing is paying attention to the present
moment, you might be wondering how this can be incorporated into running.
As a runner or walker, it’s important to pay attention to
your surroundings to ensure your safety; to stay on the
curb, to cross a road when the road is clear, and to not
bump into people and lampposts. During lockdown we
all became very familiar with trundling through our local
areas, you might make the same journey regularly, but
have you noticed the small things on your route which
make them unique? Noticing these little things can
make your journey more enjoyable and yourself be more
in the moment.
Locally we have a wealth of unique sights; you may
have noticed a comet weathervane, a drumkit
used as plant pots, and a loaf left on a bridge. Just in
our neighboring districts you can find a friendly fairy tree, the Heinz logo on a garage
door and wooden animal carvings in the woods.
Pausing and enjoying a view from a vantage point or bridge is another great way to
soak up your location and to be truly mindful. As WH Davies wrote in ‘Leisure’ if you
have no time to stand and stare it’s a poor life. Make your leisure time count, enjoy
the sights and be rich in the beauty that you find.
Just Run Frenchay Ladies running club meet every Monday at 7pm at the Dings
Crusaders Rugby Club, Shaftesbury Park, BS16 1LG. Catering for all abilities across
our Couch to 5km and 5-10km courses and regular 2-, 3-, 4-, 5-, 6-mile groups.
For more information about Just Run Frenchay contact Jessie at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our club is a community group, we bring women of all ages, backgrounds, and fitness levels together in a social, fun environment and help them reap the benefits of increasing physical activity through jogging, walking, and running. For more info contact...