Yesterday wasn’t my first time ever running, but it was the first time that I felt the benefits of how running makes someone feel.
I realized yesterday why people fall in love with running.
Yesterday after I ran, I had so much energy. I wasn’t walking around my house feeling lethargic all day. Another thing that helped was that I planned out my day. Hour by hour there was something I was supposed to be doing. Cleaning, prepping food for dinner, knitting… I wanted it to be a mix of things that I wanted to do and things I needed to do.
Running kept my anxiety at bay for the day. My anxiety has been really bad lately. To the point where I have to take an extra med to help calm me down. That would bring my medication taking to 5 a day. After running yesterday I didn’t have to take the as needed pill at all.
Running made me want to eat good the rest of the day.
Lunch was a salad with corn, black beans, onions, crushed tortilla chips and bbq ranch dressing. It was fantastic. I love mexi-salads as I like to call them
Even when my plans got changed and I ended up having to take my great grandma dinner that evening I didn’t want any greasy fast food. I picked up Chick-fil-a for myself, my great grandma and Justine. I ended up getting a chargrilled chicken salad.
I don’t want to call myself a runner.
I don’t want it to seem that I know what I’m talking about.
I just want to point out the things that I noticed yesterday. I think maybe this was the first time that I actually took the time to think about the after affects and not just look at running as exercise.
I know there will be days that I hate running.
There will be days when I will not want to run.
Right now I am feeling good, and I want to embrace that feeling and hold onto it as long as I can.
This morning I wasn’t able to go running in my parent’s neighborhood since I had a guy coming to fix my window. I walked outside to take Justine to school and was disappointed. The weather was beautiful. All I wanted to do was get another morning run in. Instead I opted for the treadmill. I had a good workout. I alternated five minutes of running and 3 minutes of walking for 50 minutes. Sweat was pouring off me and I loved it.
Alright I’m off to finish getting my list of to- do’s done before work.
Have a great day!