some days i need the run while other days i need the therapy.
a lot of questions have been going through my mind the past few months, usually when i'm sitting in the glacially moving concrete parking lot we call the 10 fwy. i was feeling especially frustrated driving home and just spent the hour and half drive emotionally vomiting to the fella. i came home feeling so drained but quickly got changed because i had schedule a workout run at one of my favorite studios, @runwithstride.
did i really want to run? honestly, no. i would much rather take a nap. but, deep down, i yearned for a run because i knew it would help me get out of the funk from the day. i just needed that 45 minutes to escape my thoughts and to just sweat out all of the stress. between each set, each stride of the sprint, i could feel my spirits uplifted and my mood change. the things that bothered me just hours before didn't matter much anymore. rather, i just felt an immense sense of gratefulness.
today is the eve of my birthday. rather than feeling woe of turning another year older, i reflect back on the past 364 days with a very grateful heart, especially for my health and for the opportunity to bond with my hubs through our workout dates. the past year, i've challenge myself physically, and mentally, in new ways and surpass limits that i didn't even know existed. i'm excited for the progress to continue and look forward to what new adventures the next year unfolds.