My journey. My Mission. Why I Run.
Do you ever think back to one moment and wonder if you would have made a different decision, what your life would be like? Running has impacted my life in such a tremendous way, I often contemplate, how different my life would be.
Although I was a competitive gymnast, a trained dancer, college cheerleader…it’s running that transformed me from the inside out and I’m on a mission to explore it.
I took up distance running to make our college cheerleading weigh-ins. Something which started so superficial turned into something so much more significant than I could ever have imagined.
At the time I began running in my late teens, I was still holding on to the pain of my parents’ very messy divorce. I was walking around in a constant state of anxiety, yet, running somehow made that go away. At that time, I knew while running I could sort things out in my head, but still didn’t make the connection of what exactly was happening. I kept running because I knew I needed it to keep weight off & also it helped me feel good. It was my therapy at the time.
It wasn’t until the late 2000s that I began to explore what exactly was going on when I ran. It was at this time I began studying the mind-body connection. I realized that running had been and still was my meditation. It was through this practice which helped me, a formerly anxious & highly stressed out type A, evolve into a calm & peaceful being.
I made a conscious decision to study everything I could regarding the mind-body-spirit. When I dove deeper into my research, I became my own test subject and transformed. I healed from the inside out & felt as if a weight had lifted off my shoulders. I explored Emotion Freedom Technique, Reiki, Pranic Healing, Past Life Regression Therapy, Essential Oils, Yoga, Meditation, Buddist practices, Law of Attraction, The Abrahams, Caroline Myss, etc.
After a tremendous journey & enormous research, I had an overwhelming urge to write, which is how www.IndigoRunner.com came to evolve. The website name thought of while running, as are most of my blog topics.
Now, in my late 30’s, I choose to live authentically, follow the peace & live in THE FLOW. I focus on my self-care & listening to my body. Personally, running is when I feel most in THE FLOW, which is why I choose to explore the spiritual side of running. You can easily replace running with “hiking” or “swimming.” Wherever you feel most at peace and in the flow of life!
Thank you for stopping by!
Certifications, Training & Experience
- Registered Nurse (ADN)
- Certified in CPR & First Aid
- Certified RRCA Adult Running Coach
- STOTT PILATES® Intensive Program (Level 1)
- Urban Zen Integrative Therapist (UZIT)
- 2018 Sacred Path Workshop with Diana Rankin
- Reiki Master
- Pranic Healing Level 1 & Pranic Crystal Healing
- 2014 Awakening Your Deeper Intuition Workshop with Diana Rankin
- 2012 Awakening Your Deeper Intuition Workshop with Diana Rankin
- 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher
- 3.5 USTA Tennis player
- Division I Collegiate Cheerleader
- Former level 8 competitive gymnast
- Former dancer (8 years)