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Running makes me happier!

MikeJones68
MikeJones68Graduate10
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Well what a day! Crazy at work trying to get everything done before Easter, late collecting my 6 year old daughter from school due to heavy traffic and then having to deal with my wayward teenage stepson upon getting home. The weather was foul and by this time so was my mood and a horrible tension headache had set in.

Despite this I put on my running gear and drove my daughter to her gymnastics class. I decided to bite the bullet and run for the duration of her lesson and within 1km of starting I realised my headache had gone and my spirits had lifted. By the time I'd finished my usual route I was feeling very happy :)

I feel great now and found myself singing in the shower just now! Yay for running! 😁

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Yay 😊 glad to hear that...sorry you had such a crappy day though πŸ˜• hopefully you will be able to run some more over the weekend & stay stress free(well maybe not but better)well done 😊

MikeJones68
MikeJones68Graduate10 in reply to Hidden

Thanks Claire. Fingers crossed!

TedG
TedGGraduate10

A day of mixed emotions then Mike 😊

You saved the best til last and finished on a high, well done! πŸƒπŸƒ

Me, I’m getting a bit down, the injury is healing but I’m finding it frustrating! 😬

ChrisAllen1
ChrisAllen1Graduate10 in reply to TedG

Stay positive mate

MikeJones68
MikeJones68Graduate10 in reply to TedG

Keep your chin up, Ted. You'll soon be back on track 😎

FlickM3
FlickM3Graduate10 in reply to TedG

Bum, sorry to hear that, it would get me down too. Hang on in there, you're getting better and will be back out there before you know it! x

SaskAlliecat
SaskAlliecatGraduate10

Nothing beats the acoustics in the shower πŸŽΆπŸ˜„πŸŽΆ

Glad your run did it's job - cleared the headache and lifted your mood! Yay!

ChrisAllen1
ChrisAllen1Graduate10

Great run, great pace, happy Easter!!

MikeJones68
MikeJones68Graduate10 in reply to ChrisAllen1

Thanks! Better run of those Easter egg calories!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Oh yes... the cure for all ( most) ills) :) Well done you :)

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator

Love this- this is what it’s all about. Perfect way to de-stress

FlickM3
FlickM3Graduate10

Fantastic Mike. That's why i started running, for that exhilarating, joyful rush. nothing like it x

MikeJones68
MikeJones68Graduate10 in reply to FlickM3

I love the after run feeling 😁

Langley-Loper
Langley-LoperGraduate10

Great stuff. I always find a run sorts me out when I'm grumpy. It helps the family if I leave the house for half an hour or so too!

Elfe5
Elfe560minGraduate

Excellent- hope you sang to your step son too! I so remember my son’s tricky teenage times-but they do come out the other side of it, my son is a lovely young man in his early twenties now. πŸ˜€

MikeJones68
MikeJones68Graduate10 in reply to Elfe5

Hmm, I suppose I might have sounded like a heavy metal singer while dealing with him! Can't see the light at the end of the tunnel with him I'm afraid. ADHD amongst other things and he's the laziest kid I ever met 🀨

Elfe5
Elfe560minGraduate in reply to MikeJones68

That’s really hard to deal with. I currently work with someone with severe ADHD amongst other issues - my word he is exhausting! I work very hard to hang onto β€œcalm voice, calm brain” & also constantly search for moments of humour to share & positives to praise however minuscule. I hope you have some good professional support.

Decker
DeckerGraduate10

Good for you man! Whatever gets you happy is worth hanging on to. Running is a gift I wish I would have gotten many years ago. Though I would not have appreciated it as much back then either. 😁

MikeJones68
MikeJones68Graduate10 in reply to Decker

Likewise! I started in October just after my 49th birthday. Wish I'd taken it up much sooner. Oh well, I'm doing it now 😁

misswobble
misswobbleGraduate10

Good for you πŸ˜ƒ. The reverse happens when you can’t get out for a run though 😎

MikeJones68
MikeJones68Graduate10 in reply to misswobble

Tell me about it πŸ™„

Me too 😊

mfamilias
mfamiliasGraduate10

Oh, cripes. Moody teenagers with rolling eyeballs and flicking fringes get me every time, and that's without all the rest of your running around! Am I the only person wondering what you drew with your route on Strava?

MikeJones68
MikeJones68Graduate10 in reply to mfamilias

I was wondering what it looks like........

mfamilias
mfamiliasGraduate10 in reply to MikeJones68

Let's say it's a rocket with low-slung fuel tanks. :D

Millsie-J
Millsie-J in reply to mfamilias

That’s one mighty happy bear 😳

MikeJones68
MikeJones68Graduate10 in reply to mfamilias

Oh! Yikes!

Sandraj39
Sandraj39Ambassador

Yep, sometimes you've just got to 'run that day off'! Glad you feel better for it.πŸ™‚

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