So, we all have our own “issues” we deal with each and every day. Some big, some small, but they are always there (unless you are living a life of denial).
Many people see a therapist to deal with their issues. Others talk to their family and friends. For me, I handle them with a pair of Brooks running shoes, and a Garmin – out on the road, pounding on that pavement. Sometimes with friends, sometimes all alone.
People often ask me, “How do you run that much?” or “WHY do you run that much?”.
And my answer to that question is always simple and clear: “It’s my therapy. I need it to keep me sane”.
What I look like when I don’t run….
I know that I live a very wonderful life filled with joy and happiness, but sometimes I get pretty freaking overwhelmed. And my anxiety level can go through the roof.
To cope with these issues, I have learned that running is key. Running balances my life in a way that nothing else can. It brings me back down to a place that I can handle, and one that I can manage.
Running also makes me happy – just like Elle Woods stated in Legally Blonde, “Endorphins make you happy, and happy people just don’t kill their husbands” (girlfriend was majorly correct).
I ran the day this photo was taken!
I need to run, I have to run. And if I am so blessed with this amazing ability to be able to run, why wouldn’t I go out and do it as much as possible??
So I must ask, are you like me and use exercise as your “therapy”? Or do you have other methods to share?
Hope your week is going well!