I didn’t run on Sunday or Monday.
List of excuses unnecessary. It just didn’t happen.
By tonight, I was feeling despondent.
I was feeling tired, sick, heavy and bloated. I felt so icky, and I could honestly say I was feeling sad.
Depressed. Grumpy. Irritable.
In a big ugly funk.
So, after work, I hopped onto a treadmill and I just walked until I felt ready to jog.
I jogged until I felt ready to run.
I ran until I felt better.
I didn’t really keep track. I didn’t push or try. I just settled into a rhythm and just cruised until I felt done.
In the end I did run about 3km, and I think I ran for about 20-25 minutes. But I didn’t keep track.
That wasn’t the point.
The point was that I needed to move my body. I needed to relieve the tension, relax my body by moving it, by tuning out the mind and switching on the chemical release I have been missing for a week.
I am sure you have heard of all the mental health benefits of exercise, but have you ever really experienced it for yourself?
I’m so glad it works! And it I feel so much happier now that I want to get up early and exercise first thing in the morning too!
I’m not saying I will, but the enthusiasm is there! 😉
I’m felling back to normal now. Back to focusing on eating well, exercising, and taking care of my mental health 🙂
Does exercise make you happy!? 🙂