Sport has always been my passion. I love to sweat, and I love what comes out of it - the feeling of accomplishment, satisfaction, joy, happiness, feeling good about yourself and your values, being one with your mind and your body. Somehow, working out always brings the best feelings out of me! Especially running! For me, running is a synonym for freedom. When I go out for a run, that is the only thing that exists in that moment. Nothing else matters. I don't think about my work, I don't plan and I don't try to solve the problems of the World. I leave all of that somewhere far, far away from me. All I am thinking about is the way my body feels during that particular run. I tune in with my feelings and I listen to my body. I never run with earphones, because I want to be aware of everything what is going on in and around me in that very moment and I do not want any distraction that might prevent me from hearing my inner voice.
Sometimes, during a very strenuous activity or in the race, I can be a really terrible person to be around. I push myself to the limits, and while doing that, I suffer, and I hurt, and I bitch inside of me, and I curse myself for doing this, and sometimes I even spit out something very nasty in Serbian, hoping that if anyone would hear it, he or she will not understand. :) But, those moments are also very important, because they tell me different things: I may be underprepared or I have started pushing it too early or maybe I am developing some sickness.
My motto is: "Be able to do with your body whatever your mind sets upon". Throughout my life, I have tried to live by this. If my heart desires to climb that tree, so I will. I refuse to be limited by my age, or fear, or social dogmas. And keeping myself active and racing helps me keeping my motto alive.
Listen to the beat of your heart and let your mind guide you!