I have said it before and I am sure I will say it a million more times, running is my therapy! Okay, so it’s one of my therapies. Because
The last few weeks have been extremely stressful. My husband got a new job, I have been dealing with foot/leg/hip issues, we have had to deal with Baylee’s cancer, Walter has been sick, and the list goes on. So much of this has been going on all summer. However, I haven’t been dealing with it well the last few weeks. Then I realized why – I wasn’t running.
Once I realized that I made myself go for a run. Running helps me cope so much better with stress! It’s my time to process what is going on in my life – good, bad, ugly, or indifferent. And wouldn’t you know after that run I felt better! The next day I ran the ZOOMA Great Lakes 5K and got the rest of it out there. In fact, I cried on that run. However, it must have helped me because it was my second fastest 5K race finish ever!
Okay, so why do you care that running is my therapy? I guess what I am trying to say is that we all need something to help us process what is happening in our life. Even though running is my therapy it may not be yours! Maybe it’s gardening, reading, kickboxing (this is a close second for me), etc. but whatever it is make sure you know what it is and use it! Having an outlet makes all the difference!
What is your therapy? What helps you process what’s going on in your life?