Running Away

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

In my last post, I described the exhaustion and symptoms of depression-without-feeling-dep
ressed that has consumed me lately. It was just so strange to go from daily euphoria and tons of energy to lethargy, the desire to stay in bed and feeling like I could cry with a drop of a hat - without anything to cry about, added to the fact that I'm actually pretty happy overall!

Well, the answer (thankfully) came to me today.

After resting for over a week, I got my butt out of bed this morning and went for a sunrise run. OMG! It was EXACTLY what I needed. Thanks to the time I spent on the bike, I ran faster and stronger than before. After the run - and even hours after - that familiar sense of euphoria enveloped me, and once again, I became the happy, confident gal that I really am.

Now I know for a fact that running is a necessity in my life. It centers and grounds me. It empties my head so I can live patiently. It sucks the frustrations in my heart and pours peace back into it. It erases the word "can't" out of my vocabulary and transforms dreams into tasks. Running: it is my Rx to life.
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    Yeah! WTG! Glad you are feeling like yourself again and you are running! Keep up the good work.
    3474 days ago
    Yes, yes yes! You are so absolutely right!

    The emotional benefits of exercising are so obvious when you
    start seeing them. What's interesting though is that the opposite is a bit of a vicious circle: you stop exercising because you don't feel good and as it turns out, you keep on not feeling good, simply because you're not exercising...

    But the vicious circle is "crackable": I followed your footsteps and kicked my butt out of bed this morning as well. 15 minutes into strength training I was feeling pretty good... Two hours later after strength training and cardio, I was FLYING!

    And now I can't wait to do it again tomorrow morning :)

    Thanks for the inspiration Kittyroxx!

    3478 days ago
    YES! Running is my therapy. It's as essential to my life as drinking water. I'm glad to see you've found the JOY in an early morning run!
    3479 days ago
  • KARBIE18
    So glad you found the answer. Remember that if you ever feel it coming on again! Take good care of yourself.
    3480 days ago
    (hooray! ::big big hugs:: i'm so happy that you discoverd this.)
    3480 days ago
    You're not alone - I swear sometimes that no one would put up with me if I didn't get my daily run in!!
    3480 days ago
    That's great!
    3480 days ago
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