As a treadmill runner, I find that either my mind wanders or I get fixated on one thing while I am running. For example, I can take off my glasses and just run, thinking about nothing in particular. Other times though, random thoughts pop into my head and it affects my rhythm. I can be going along quite happily, then all of a sudden I think "oh my breathing is is really good today" and then I start to alter my breathing which then upsets my feet! I start taking larger, deeper breaths which makes me take longer or more bouncy steps - so odd! It's like I start to over think what I'm doing which ruins the natural flow of just running.
I'm hoping that as I have left Lovely Laura for my own music playlist, I can concentrate on the lyrics rather than my pace / rhythm / breathing / arms swinging. Does anybody have any tips for either concentrating my mind (bearing in mind that I cannot see a thing without my glasses on so watching TV / other people is out) or just zoning out?