Yesterday was the first day in a long while that I have actually felt like myself. I woke feeling blah but I saw sunlight which made me so happy and I knew no matter how cold it was I was going to run outside. Around 9:30 am I headed out into the cold dodging ice and snow piles along the way. Despite the obstacles it felt great to be outside, in the fresh air, under the sun, running. It was not an easy run and it was not a perfect run, but it felt perfectly amazing. Three glorious miles that reminded me exactly why I run, because I love it and I love the way it makes me feel.
Today I had another three mile run on my schedule and I debated whether or not I was going to actually run it. In the end with an arctice blast on it’s way to Long Island I figured this may be my last day outside for awhile so I ran. Guess what??? It was amazing. All those feelings of SAD that I felt these past few weeks have literally evaporated. This is why I run!!!
All those thoughts of giving up on the LI Marathon this Spring have exited my mind. Sometimes I just need a little perspective and running plus talking to my coach Jess yesterday has given me just that. I am going to focus on one week of training at a time and let Jess focus on the bigger picture. If I cannot get my training up to par due to all my illnesses then I will drop to the half, but I don’t need to decide now.
I will admit that in addition to running I am participating in two challenges that are also playing a big part in improving my mood: (1) the Prana and Sweatpink 30 day yoga challenge and (2) the 12 week Lorna Jane Fitness challenge. Running, yoga and working out make me feel good and now that I have a routine I plan to continue doing some sort of activity each and every day.
What do you do to make yourself feel good??