Ho Ho Ha Ha Ha Mantra & Louisville 1/2 Marathon

Melanie Rudolph, USA
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Tuesday, 23 April 2013 18:30:48

Ho Ho Ha Ha Ha Mantra & Louisville 1/2 Marathon, By: Melanie R. Rudolph, October 18, 2010

Yesterday, I completed the Louisville 1/2 Marathon ~ which is 13.1 Miles :)))))

VERY GOOD VERY GOOD YEAH :)))))) (This is what we say in Laughter Yoga !!!)

One thing that helped me complete the Louisville Half Marathon is saying to myself "Ho Ho Ha Ha Ha" everytime that I wanted to quit or if I felt tired or I felt exhausted.....

At the 11 Mile Mark ~ My Muscles were becoming Fatigued & I wanted to quit... My slow jog went to a slower jog... I said "Ho Ho Ha Ha Ha" to myself many times.... After saying the "Ho Ho Ha Ha Ha" Mantra- I was able to jog for the rest of Mile 11.

As I was jogging- I was also practicing a concept called "Chi Running" and listening and being more aware of the needs of my body. As a result- I chose to walk the last two Miles...

Throughout the race- I chose not to say the "Ho Ho Ha Ha Ha" Mantra outloud but instead I said it to myself, my muscles, my mind, my thoughts, etc. :))))) It really helped alot and I plan to use the Mantra more often in my EVERYDAY Life :)

Note: "Ho Ho Ha Ha Ha" is the Laughter Yoga International Mantra which we incorporate into our Laughter Yoga Clubs & Classes...

This 1/2 Marathon was different than other races that I have done... I purposely took my time, enjoyed the journey, became present to all the others in the race... AND as a reporter/journalist at heart :) ..... I even took some photos & made some notes along the way....

I finished the race in 3 Hours & 10 Minutes so I had a lot of time to practice saying "Ho Ho Ha Ha Ha" to myself :)

The purpose of my Notes was to write down the Inspiring Phrases that people shared with me along the way...

Here are some Words of Inspiration that People shared with me on this 1/2 Marathon Journey:

You Are Almost There ...

Turnarounds Right Up There...

Good Job...

Have a Good One...

You're Over 1/2 Way...,

Doing Good...

Work It Girl ~ Work It ...

Keep on Trucking Mama ...

You are Almost Home...

May you Share Some Inspiration with Someone in your Life TODAY ... you never know who needs YOUR WORDS & INSPIRATION TO HELP THEM GET THROUGH THE 1/2 & FULL MARATHON OF WHAT WE CALL "LIFE"  !!!

We Can Do It,

Ho Ho Ha Ha Ha,

Love to Laugh ~ Laugh to Love,

Melanie

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