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#286: Mindful Running with Author Mackenzie Havey

Sarah and co-host Dimity commune with Mackenzie Havey, author of Mindful Running. Mackenzie defines and demystifies mindfulness, telling how years of overtraining and repeated injuries had sucked the joy out of running—but how mindful running has restored it. This mother of a baby recounts how she gained a new appreciation for mindfulness when she was pregnant. She and Dim bond when Mackenzie equates mindfulness training to reps in a weight room, while it all clicks for SBS when Mackenzie talks about how thoughts can be like passing cars. The author shares some simple steps to get mindful, and how following them can result in a calmer run. The ladies talk about the value of acknowledging the hurt (burning lungs or quads, anyone??) we experience while running—and how to bring a curiosity to those sensations. And, yes, we openly acknowledge the irony of talking about mindful running on a podcast we suspect most of you will listen to while, yup, running.

In the intro, Dimity tells the tales of her recent trip to Rancho La Puerta with her (generous!) mother and two sisters—and the duo discuss the possibility of a future AMR Retreat at the resort spa! #2019RLP. The author interview commences at 22:15.

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