Mindful Thoughts for Runners (Hardcover)

Freedom on the trail

By Tessa Wardley

Leaping Hare Press, 9781782407645, 160pp.

Publication Date: December 31, 2019

List Price: 9.99*
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Mindful Thoughts for Runners explores the ways in which running offers us an opportunity to deepen our levels of awareness, lifting our souls as well as our endorphin levels!

Part of the Mindful Thoughts series, this beautifully illustrated little book meditates on all aspects of running, including:
  • Running rituals
  • The running community
  • Running for charity
  • Dealing with injury
  • The power of breath
  • Listening to the body
  • . . . and much more
Running can be a spiritually enriching activity, as well as a physical one—reconnecting us to our breath, our bodies, and the natural world around us with every steady step. Author and environmentalist Tessa Wardley meditates on the holistic nature of running, through 25 focused reflections offering meaningful insights that every runner from barefoot to track will value and remember.

If you like this, you might also be interested in Mindful Thoughts for Walkers . . .

About the Author

Tessa Wardley is a river-lover and mini-adventurer who has worked and played in waters worldwide from New Zealand to the Arctic Circle. She is also a renowned global environmental policy consultant, and before that, the policy advisor to the UK’s Environment Agency. She has written The River Book, The Woodland Book, and The Countryside books, inspirational titles encouraging readers to have adventures outdoors. She is also author of The Mindful Art of Wild Swimming and Mindful Thoughts for Runners.

Praise For Mindful Thoughts for Runners: Freedom on the trail

“Tessa Wardley takes the act of running beyond the realms of physical activity.”
- Flow magazine

“…Anyone interested in making exercise more intentional and meaningful will benefit from Wardley’s compact collection of reflections.”
- Publishers Weekly

“In this beautifully illustrated book, author Tessa Wardley meditates on the holistic nature of running through 25 focused reflections offering meaningful insights that every runner will value and remember” 
- Your Healthy Living

“Designed to coach us to see running as a spiritually enriching activity that connects us to our breath, body and the natural world.”  
- Healthy - Holland & Barrett magazine

“An inspiring guide to cheer you on through the ups and downs of running.”  
- Fit & Well