There are times when things become a little challenging (in running, in life, in...) and the idea of quitting just seems so tempting. But to quit is to fail, right? In this day and age of ambition and achievement, sheer determination sees us through to the end no matter what.

But what if the end goal turns out disappointing and getting there isn't much fun? Never mind, no time for reflection, moving on to the next goal... I am absolutely not advocating giving up but since when it has become acceptable, desirable even, to spend our lives running around like headless chickens chasing who knows what, no breaks allowed...

... and this is where yoga comes in for me. Everything seems to fall into place on the mat, conundrums get resolved, the mind gets a breather... An hour later I am ready to join the chase again, and crawl to the finish line if needs be!