In my last few runs, I've revisited some old running routes. Horn Pond turned out to be mostly ice and snow free. It's been busy since the sun has been out the past couple of weekends. The geese and ducks are back. And the geese still scare me. (One totally came at me today... never make eye contact)
First of all, the weather was great! Yesterday was a little bit warmer, but I taught Zumba in the morning and didn't think a long run after was a great idea. When my toes started to ache, I thought about the advice. It was hard! Of course my first thought was "OUCH!" But then I thought "Ok, they hurt. Let's just see what happens" Eventually, it stopped bothering me. The less I thought about the pain as "Ouch", the less it bothered me.
Unfortunately, my hamstrings joined the "ouch" party towards the end, but I didn't have the miles and time left to see if it would go away.
I'm going to start going to Mindful Practice since I have a month off from theater. If I can get my toes to stop hurting, I can't wait to see what else it does for my training!