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1/23/12 2:51 A

I've had this happen a couple of times, most notably on kilometre 18 of a 30K run (I did the Around the Bay last year and was so cold and miserable lol). But usually it's actually after yoga or during a massage. I tend to hold emotion/tension in certain areas of my body and when these areas are released by stretching or by massage they can bring on emotion, even if I'm not conscious. I don't feel sad but it's more like a release of whatever tension I
had. I also agree with the endorphins. It doesn't happen often, but it's usually when I'm more on the tired side. Hope that helps!

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1/22/12 1:33 P

I don't have a great explanation for why it happens, but I have seen others post similar experiences. My guess is that it's happening b/c of all the endorphins that are released when you've had a good workout. Does it always happen? Does it happen if you do a different activity besides running?

Coach Jen

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1/22/12 10:52 A

I've never had that happen. Maybe its just how you release the rest of your energy.

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1/22/12 1:41 A

(i'm not sure if i'm posting this in the right place, so just let me know)

last week and this week I ran/attempted to run (didn't cut it last week) a 5K. I've never done this before in my life. I've never been a fast runner ( over an 11 min/mi) so I was really surprised how willingly my body did it this time (and even with how far I got last time). But then, when I'm done and I've cooled down, I'll just start bawling for no reason. I'm not in pain and I'm not happy or sad, it's more of a physical thing. I just sit there and cry my heart out (sobs and everything). Why is this? Does this happen to anyone else?

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