I did it!
Score so far..
Suzanne: A lot
Smokers lung: A big fat zero!
2011: Darling half-marathon, 3 hrs 14mins 47 s
EFT tapping statements used:
Oh this hill is oh so steep, but I will not break down and weep!
Oh this road is oh so long, I will I will I will be strong! [In the future tense simply because it rhymed better]
Oh my God, I´m gonna die, I deeply love and accept myself (at the beginning, whilst maintaining 7.2 km/hr for the first hour)
¨New Balance, to the side. No, New Balance, to the back¨ – this was a nasty jibe given by a group of runners who passed me and not exactly said in a nice tone of voice. After this jibe, I fell back and my speed dropped. It took me about 15 minutes to tap the jibe out of my system, and then I worked on recovering my speed again. I also tapped on forgiving them, because they are just a***holes, doing what a***holes do (taken from an original EFT DVD and very apt for the occasion)
Thank you knee, thank you hips (healing statements for my less-than-optimal zones)
This hip pain, I deeply love and accept myself (using Collarbone and 9-Gamut, towards the end, when my hip started to hurt. As a result of the tapping, I changed my running style and also walked a little more, in order to help my body, until the hip joint felt very fluid again)
18 [km] by the 15 [minutes past 11 am] (I said this all the way from the 15 km mark whilst finger-rubbing. I also planned in my head to catch up with the lady whom I thought was the last person to overtake me and offer her some sweets, as she was struggling. I found out afterwards that there had been at least three other people behind me anyway, but it was a good goal, which I achieved. She made it to the finish about 5 minutes after me. Then came the other 3)
Finish by the 50 [minutes past 11] (whilst going up the very steep hill towards the finish and then running-walking-hobbling towards that finishing line – I made it at 11:44:47)
Tapping music used:
This time, I did not bring my iPod, although next time I plan to. However, I played the theme from Superman in my head anytime I needed it, especially towards the end. I also imagined crowds cheering, and played in my head the sounds of cheering crowds. Throughout the sounds in my head, I rubbed or tapped my finger points.
Other techniques used:
The Buteyko breathing method – I kept my mouth closed (except to speak when necessary) throughout the race, monitored my CP before the race, and did my Buteyko exercises at the warm-up and warming up to almost every single training session in the last 8 months.
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. I call an emotion anything that your mind or body says to you, from fear to constricted airways. My health was not always as good as this. Please go back to around 2005 on this blog to get to the worst postings (when I was often bed-ridden, unable to breathe enough to get out of bed), if you are looking for how to tap for those really bad days of health.
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