Friday Round-Up: Moments

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Breathe. It’s Friday.

Hooray for Friday! I don’t know about you but this week flew by. I had a treat this week though. I got to hang out and catch up with Laura from Mommy Run Fast! Laura recently moved to the NYC area from Houston and it was great to be able to catch up over a real cup of coffee.

As I have been preparing for my next weekend of teacher training, I’ve been thinking a lot about the moments in life and how there are often magic in those moments when we truly embrace them. Each of the posts in this round-up touch on that topic in some form. It’s a great reminder to slow down and focus on the here and now.

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Runner Learns the Walk
In September, Oiselle showed its spring 2014 collection at NOLCHA Fashion Week, a showcase for independent designers during New York Fashion Week. That is pretty awesome in an of itself but the best part of the show? Real runners with real muscles walked the runway, including Lauren Fleshman and Kate Grace. Lauren wrote a great piece for Runners World about how being a fashion model for a day is kind of like the World Championships. She ends with something that Sally Bergesen says, “Sport could use more fashion, and fashion could use more muscles.” Absolutely yes.

12 Reasons Why We Run
As runners, we are often asked, “Why do you run?” Sometimes is a good natured question. Sometimes the question might be marked with a big of sarcasm and lack of understanding. Lisa from Run Wiki lays out 12 reason why we run. I loved all of the reasons – more so right now since it’s been about two months since I last run, but my favorite is this – Running is the washing machine of the mind.

Love the In-Between
You know that since returning home from Hawaii, I’ve been trying to embrace the in-between moments more. It’s a hard thing to do for sure because we’re constantly trying to rush through the uncomfortable. That’s why Heidi’s post spoke to me. Heidi shares a video of Louis C.K. on Conan talking about why he hates cell phones because they make us incapable of sitting alone, by ourselves and in the quiet – the in-between moments.

Awakening Dreams
What I loved most about this post from Devon at The Tale of a Mermaid is this idea of “awakening moments” – being fully awake while in the moment across all the senses. Embracing it. Learning from it.

10 More Things I Want My Yoga Students to Know
Yoga is very much on my mind these days. This article from Yoganonymous really resonated with me both as a student of yoga as a teacher in training. Yoga is much more than just stretching. If you were my student, I would want you to know all of these things too.

What are your plans for the weekend? 

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Comments

  1. says

    Love the yogaanonymous article! One of my struggle as a teacher is that many of my students “just want to stretch” and I don’t teach it that way. They also want to be “good at yoga” and it’s so hard to explain to students that it’s not what it’s about. And love that you got to meet another blogging friend IRL!
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