I am a relatively novice runner training for my first half-marathon. And I had to tap as I ran yesterday, as usual, on the shame of being overtaken by another runner. Then I carried on as normal, this time tapping to the theme from Superman playing in my head, with me as the superhero. I was also chanting cheers in my head like “Yes, I CAN”. When I was nearly back home again, the same man stopped me to say that he was impressed with how I overtook him and had so much stamina! I was astounded, and said that I was surprised, because he had overtaken me!
It turned out that his sprint was faster than mine, but he struggled to recover from each one, and his stamina suffered. I actually had overtaken him and run overall faster and further. Wow! And, he was a seasoned half-marathon runner. He said that I was ready to run a marathon and kept marvelling at my stamina.
When he explained how he found it hard to recover from his sprints, he breathed heavily in and out through his mouth. So I gave him a tip for stamina; keep your mouth closed and try to just breathe in and out through your nose, and you will go further. It is just a simple Buteyko thing that I have learned. I chose not to tell him about the tapping, as I felt it would have been too far out there for him to swallow, all in one conversation. Maybe next time, if we meet again.
I use a combination of simple Buteyko breathing techniques and EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) tapping to help me run. The fact that I am training for my first half-marathon is nothing short of a miracle to me, as I had been seriously ill with smokers lung for many years. The combination of these two methods works on all my physical and emotional blocks and enables me to run at my optimal best. I am truly blessed to have these skills.
When you have a chronic physical condition, anything that either emotionally or physically has a negative impact on you can make the condition worse. EFT is one way of throwing away the emotional rubbish collecting in your system. In the same way that we dispose of our household rubbish regularly for home cleanliness and hygiene, I use EFT to dispose of negative emotions for my optimal physical health. My health was not always as good as this. Please go back to around 2005 on this blog to get to the worst postings, if you are looking for how to tap for those really bad days of health. —
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