Normally, I take the winter off from running.
But here in Colorado, we’ve had such an unseasonably warm winter that when it hit 60 degrees out, I HAD to go for a run. Who could waste such beautiful days?
Now, it’s colder out. And I still find myself craving my afternoon runs. And frequently, I take them.
I’ve been pretty stressed lately with life decisions–ya know, the big one like what should I do with the half of my life left type thing.
Running clears my mind. I get TONS of writing ideas from running. I remember tasks I have to complete. I see hawks and birds and squirrels and smile. Even though my heart rate is technically up, it is really down.
And afterwards? Priceless the relief I feel from all of life’s stresses. I’m even considering a 5k if the weather is nice enough!
Conclusion: runs are back. And I’m so relieved!
One thought on “Running is Stress Relief…”
Agreed. There is no better place to clear your mind than hitting the trails for some peaceful thought and reflection.