Mindfulness: Running on Om

My recent love affair with the podcast as a genre is showing no signs of stopping, and I have a new addition to the family- Running On Om.

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Running On Om is produced and hosted by Julia Hanlon, a yogi, runner and all-round wonderful woman. She hosts long-form interviews with “wellness pioneers from running, yoga, spiritual and healthy backgrounds” on a mission to “explore the mind-body-spirit connection”. To be honest, this all sounded a bit zen to me, and it took me a while to get a grips on it; however as soon as I listened to Julia’s monthly Ask Lauren Fleshman interviews with my favourite pro-runner, I became hooked.

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When these two women get together they inspire really great conversation and reflection on life, running and everything in between. I find the podcasts really soothing to listen to before I go to bed, when my mind is prone to being over-active and anxious. One of my all-time favourite episodes is titled: Lauren Fleshman and Dr Melody Moore on Changing Eating Disorder Culture in Running. This is a subject close to my heart, having suffered with disordered eating myself over the past two years- but to be honest, I don’t love a lot of the literature I read on it- it often falls foul of being too wishy washy. But not this one- the three ladies have a really objective, informed discussion on what can actually be done on a practical level to stop eating disorders from developing in team environments, as well as how to resolve them should they arise.

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Other highlights from Running On Om include On Being a Beginner and On Finding Your Role Models and Overcoming Mental Barriers. If you’re in need of a dose of inspiration, reassurance or motivation, I highly recommend giving any of these episodes a listen. This podcast has gotten me out of many a slump, as well as helping me to understand myself better as an athlete.

Do you have a podcast recommendation for me?

 

Lots of love,

 

Pippa

 

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6 thoughts on “Mindfulness: Running on Om

  1. Damn right it’s going to hurt. But if you wanted to be comfy, you could just stay at home every night and not run. Comfy doesn’t sound as fun to me! 😂😂😂
    Bring on the marathon pain!! Woohoo!!

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