Back To The Future (1985)

I had the worst week of my life last week. I won't go into details here but it involved mice and a major family feud! For lots of reasons I managed to run only once in the week and I can't tell you how much I missed it. What was worse, I couldn't access this site for your great support and to read your posts. Disaster!

Today I am back! Had a lovely slow run through the arboretum and it really did act as a balm for my soul. With each kilometer I felt the stress ease and life was again put back into perspective. The colours were absolutely stunning (will take photos next time), the weather was crisp and cool and it even started to rain on the final K. I love running in the rain. Then came home and ate a bowl of pasta. Perfect!

I now don't know what I'd do without running. Its such a stress buster and all last week in the middle of all the sh*t going on I kept thinking I need to run I need to run!

It really is like a drug and I so couldn't wait to get out today. I was like a child at Christmas! Running gives me strength, balances my life and makes me feel invincible! (oh and it's given me a nice tight bum too!)

If we could bottle this feeling we'd make a fortune. Aren't we so lucky to have discovered it?


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15 Replies

  • Sounds like a rubbish week :-( But so pleased you managed to apply some balm to your soul ( what a lovely expression). I feel the same, it's like a drug indeed, and I crave it!

    Lucky? Indeed we are ;-) hope next week is just marvellous for you x

  • Thank you Caroline. We'll just keep running!

  • I couldn't agree more Princess although being male I tend not to think so much about tight me bum is!

  • Oh I bet it's tight too. You just haven't noticed!

  • Sorry to hear about your tough week or two, but hooray that you got a great run in to help you cope/recover. So glad I found running too:) x

  • Thanks MarlyParly and running is cheaper than therapy!

  • Loving the running...Feel the love...

  • I'm a lost cause....

  • Same here! For years I really feel down at this time of year. Again it's for anniversaries of sad times and the lack of warm sunshine. Last year I bought a lamp as I looked into S.A.D. and for years have not enjoyed September through to November. Last year I used the lamp but didn't feel much of an improvement. May this year I started couch25k. I can honestly say that this is the first time in 15yrs that I haven't felt the 'gloom' at this time of year and feel energised happy and positive. I can run 3x a week and the lamp is still in the box! I love running! :-)

  • That's wonderful. All that 'real' outdoor exposure with all the added benefits of exercise.

  • You can't beat it can you?

  • Yes it's amazing isn't it? It's great you don't have to use your lamp.

  • Omg this is my first time back here in weeks and I was off (the routine that is - about 4 weeks behind now) because of mice too. Horrid things. Had to move house :(

  • This was in my parents' house but as they're elderly it was even more distressing. My poor mum was demented. Now that the weather is getting colder the mice are making their way into our homes!

  • I am brand new to the group. After reading everything, I am thinking oh gosh I CANT Run However I can walk fast.

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