So yesterday I had a really stressful day. I won’t bore you with details — but it was an emergency/unforeseen situation related to schoolwork and deadlines. I was so stressed that I was shaking — couldn’t sit still; couldn’t calm down. I knew I needed to get myself into a better place before I could accomplish anything to fix the situation.
SO WHAT DID I DO?
I went home from work and — to my shock and delight — my knee-jerk impulse re: how to calm down was to RUN!
And I did! I’m on Round Two of Week 4 for Couch to 5K — I’m not repeating weeks, to be clear, but I run more than three days a week so each week I just repeat that week’s workouts until the weekend, when the “next week” begins.
But yes, for the first time, I sought solace in going for a run.
And it worked.
I fixed my emergency situation feeling much more calmly about it all.
How cool is that?