Okay, 8 runs under my belt and in wk 3. Just realised how much calmer, and happier I am feeling in my day to day life. I have been prone to mild depression in the past, and have a sometimes stressful job. These last couple of days I have noticed how little workday frustrations are actually getting to me, and the fact I am singing in the shower of a morning!
Studies do show how much of an impact exercise has on mental health, and I have read about it lots. However, I am now truly experiencing it. And it is wonderful. Worth running for this benefit alone.
Anyone else experience a change in their general mood since taking up running?