All right, let’s try this again, shall we?
As you may or may not have gathered from yesterday’s half-post, yesterday was a pretty stressful day for me. My friends are extremely important to me (see: intentional relationship builder), so any one of them hurting is a painful experience for me. Having three friends hurt a lot in one day was just about as much as I could handle.
Thankfully, my run helped out a lot with that. I don’t know if I don’t work out hard enough or if my body is just dumb, but I rarely feel better about life after a workout. Those beta-endorphin rushes people talk about? Yeah, I’ve had that happen like once. Maybe twice. While I hardly felt high on life, if you will, after my run, it did do a lot for me from a mental standpoint. I also felt better on yesterday’s run than I’ve felt in a long time. It wasn’t until the last quarter of a mile or so that I began to feel ready to quit. In fact, for the first time in several months, I looked at my watch around the 20 minute mark and was thrilled to see that I still had 13 more minutes to run. That is not usually the case! The weather yesterday was nearly picture perfect, which I’m sure helped with the whole not-hating-life-while-running thing, but I think the fact that I was thisclose to putting in three miles for the first time yesterday shows that my training is coming along quite nicely 🙂
Yesterday wasn’t all bad, though. A wonderful soul surprised me with a giant bag of Chex Mix yesterday, which is a great way to get into my good graces fast. If it were feasible to live on Chex Mix (and Trader Joe’s trek mix) alone, I totally would. I also got this yesterday:
Most epic friendship bracelet ever! I’m pretty big on friendship bracelets, and fancy pants ones like the stripe-y heart one I got yesterday just fill me with happiness. It’s the little things.
What makes you feel better when you’re stressed?
What one food would you live off of if you could?