Friday, August 21, 2015

My Running Chronicles: Affirmations for Running

"There's only me in here," I said to Jeffrey Spratt, Owner and Principal of Spratt Muscular Therapies LLC after my treatment yesterday. During the week I'd been getting so much clarity, through meditation and also as a result of the work we do together, about how the experiences of my past were impacting my thoughts and beliefs. I know what fires together wires together so I decided to create a list of Affirmations for Running inspired by what Geoff Smith posted on Facebook.

Running successfully is all about adopting a clear plan that includes easy, hard, and rest days. They are all important. Listen to your body. #RunHappy Geoff Smith

Coincidentally, I met Geoff when he spoke at one of L Street's pre-marathon meetings and then reconnected with him on Facebook after Tom and Geoff became friends. Geoff is going to be running in Bermuda!

Here are my running affirmations:
I run unencumbered swift with ease and free.
I allow Jeff's touch to erase and heal everything that went before.
I live in a new mind body living only in the present moment.
My body is healthy, whole, and strong, and I am stronger in the places where they tried to break me.
I allow my beautiful pure chi to flow freely and easily.
I may remember things from the past to integrate them into my consciousness; I only believe truth, love, light, and that I am a whole healthy vibrant woman and runner.
I am grateful for this opportunity to run long and run strong again.
I trust in my body's ability to meet the challenge of every experience that I present.
I run with courage, strength, fierceness, and determination.
There is going to be soreness and new sensations as I train in a way I've never trained before. I trust in my body's ability to recover from long runs, speed work, hills, and strength training workouts with ease.
I am so happy and grateful that Tom and Jeffrey are my partners on and off the roads.
I am so happy and grateful for the abundance of health and healing that is now mine to claim.
I love myself and consider only those thoughts that are going to propel me toward the finish line.
I am strong and I am determined and I am healthy and I am protected by divine love and angels and I am so grateful for their presence in my life.
I allow thoughts and fears to come and go and I greet them with kindness and compassion.
I am so happy and grateful for the amazing support of my running community and my village. And I know with their love, with their cheers, and with their support, Team McManus is going the distance.
I fall in love with the process and the results will come.
The universe has orchestrated everything that I need to be who I am truly meant to be which is a long distance runner.
Everything is healed. Everything is rewired. I see myself through the eyes of the person I've become.
I am filled with life and vibrancy and joy and gratitude and happiness so much happiness to be living this beautiful life that I live.
I grieve the past and I feel the sadness for what happened to me and then I feel a wellspring of joy bubbling up from deep within me knowing that spirit, Light, and love always win.

I told Jeffrey that I was feeling congestion in my left hip and pelvis before the treatment; as he began the work I told him about the significance of the fall I had last week. I shared with him how I realized I was protecting my left leg which had been most affected by the polio when my father raped me but the fall broke the energetic connection to those experiences. It was so healing for me to share this with Jeffrey and feel the power of his touch to erase and heal and enable me to move beyond those experiences. I could feel his compassion and intention as he worked. I allowed myself to completely trust Jeffrey and worked with him to move everything out creating new habits in mind, body and Spirit. Jeffrey has a strong and powerful touch and an intention to help every client that comes to his table or chair reclaim life and reclaim advantage.

At the end of my treatment, I felt as though yesterday was the first day of the rest of my life. And so it is! And tomorrow, Team McManus will be running 7 sweet miles on the road to the Bermuda Half Marathon. Nothing can stop me now!

I chronicle the first 7 years of my healing odyssey in "Coming Home: A Memoir of Healing, Hope and Possibility" and continue the journey in "Journey Well." These two inspirational books that will motivate you and move you to tears along with my books of inspirational poetry are available on Amazon.

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