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Almost December?

Wednesday, November 28, 2012


Thanksgiving Day Friend

Oh where did the time go? It's almost December and I can't even remember November! Anyone else in the same boat?



Well, we had a lovely vegan thanksgiving that turned out perfect. We had two house guests which was great fun - we couldn't be with our family this year because we live a little too far away now just to go for a few days. But, we had the most wonderful time!!! We ate a large vegan meal and then went hiking. Nothing better than to eat enough and then go work it off gently. It was gorgeous weather so we can't really complain too much about the holiday - much better than the freezing cold temps that our families had up in Michigan. Sorry guys!

This week I've been dealing with a lot of anxiety, what about I have no idea. I'm thinking it's just winter blues but who knows... I suffer from anxiety and when I was younger I had to take some medications to get through special days like band events and so on. It wasn't known by others but I would get very sick before anything where I had to be with other people. Now I'm doing better and I have to say that running is really helping me calm down. Additionally, healthy eating really does do the trick to reduce stress on the body. But for some reason, I have had this stress/anxiety/depression or whatever you want to call it. Thankfully I have a sweet hubby that has been really kind to me and working with me to get rid of it. I still have some anxiety but I'm thrilled to announce my uncle is coming to visit for at least one day. He used to be in the Navy and is actually going through our city to get to Norfolk, VA for an inactivation of the USS Enterprise. I'm so proud of him and want to be there for this happy/sad moment. My husband is actually going to the ceremony with him on Saturday. There is also a tour tomorrow that I might get to go to but I'm not sure if that is going to happen or not. I'm just thrilled to have another body in our house and someone that is comforting to me. If anyone else suffers from anxiety, let me know your special "tricks" to deal with it, I would love to know.

So today I decided to enjoy the sunshine we finally received and ran 4.15 miles. Normally I have been maxing out at around 2-3.15 miles each time out. My plan was to tired myself with the hills around our house and just have some fun while enjoying the sunshine. I'm not tired but it did clear my mind - especially up those steep hills with an incline of more than 400ft. Running makes peace with my mind.

Okay, so now I'm off to finish getting ready for my uncle's arrival.
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DEBRA0818 11/29/2012 7:06AM

    My lifetime cure for anxiety was eating which made me ... more anxious. A better one is exercise and if necessary psychotherapy (where you can learn to modify your anxiety through behavioral training). It's possible to greatly reduce (although not eliminate) all anxiety through gentle questioning and rational challenges to it.

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2WHEELEDSHARON 11/28/2012 10:59PM

    Have a lovely time with your uncle!
Anxiety sucks. Sorry you're having a hard time with it. I've finally figured out that I have to exercise every day, even on my rest days, just a leisurely walk or something like that. Sounds like you're doing it with the running. Do more things you enjoy! Guess you're doing t hat too:)

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