After not running for what seemed like forever, I finally got myself out the door today & it felt GREAT! Even though I've stayed active all week by doing strength training it doesn't feel the same. I missed running, feeling the sun against my skin, and being able to let my mind detox.
The other day I woke up really anxious, for no reason. This sometimes happens and I'm still trying to understand why because it stinks. My "fight or flee" mode is activated and I can't remain still. I've tried keeping myself busy and for the most part it's worked but this shouldn't be happening. It feels like I'm suffocating and my heartbeat quickens and I don't feel all that great because my mind can't calm down.
I'm not saying running cures everything but after today's run I have felt a tad bit more in control of myself, or a bit more me than I have in days. I'm hoping to go run more this week to see if it helps because I'm tired of feeling this way and running always reminds me to just keep going, even when it's tough.
Gratitude. Regardless of what I'm going through, running always reminds me to be grateful to Him, for allowing me to be able to run, laugh, smile, see, feel, love, and breathe. It's the little things that being the most joy, like a stranger giving you an encouraging smile as you run by 💗 So, keep your head up because amidst even the rainiest of days there is goodness!