Damn you Super Dave Osborne!
So for those that have been following anything I’ve been writing about running, or who know me, you’ll have heard about my aching back and how doing some Nike Training Club yoga and stretches has finally helped me.
So why then am I cursing a 1980s era comedian famous for parodying crazy stunts? No, I have not started doing stunts, but now that you mention it… No, I can’t. I got responsibilities.
No I’m cursing Super Dave because he did this bit with mind control yoga in which he was given a mantra to say over and over again to help him concentrate and get through any pain. It didn’t work for him. His mantra, “Balloon Ball.” Which apparently is now mine.
Because I was finishing up a yoga work out and the instructor says now think on your word and concentrate. Return to it whenever you need to and I of course thought of “balloon ball.”
Well I laughed it off and went for my run, which by the way, I felt good enough to go over two miles today, but there were a few moments going up hill when I thought about my mantra and of course, freaking “balloon ball!” came into my head.
I need a better mantra. If you can think of one, I’m all ears.
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