Errrm... Yes you can. You can run away from SOME of your problems 😂
That's how I felt today anyway.
When I was running I thought about all of the things that have changed for the better with my thinking and my mental health.
For over 15 years now, I have had terrible anxiety and regular panic attacks.
I developed an aversion to exercise because I was convinced that I couldn't do it, because I had experienced anxiety and palpitations I couldn't stand the thought of my heart racing.
Today while I was running, I laughed to myself as I thought about the absurdity of this.
What's worse for my heart?
A lifetime of stress, anxiety and panic attacks, or exercise???
😂 😂 😂
How mad is that question.
We all know which one is worse.
That's the nature of being under the grips of an unwell mind though, your ability to reason with reality is compromised.
Every run I have done so far as proved to me that I have been using my negative bias towards exercise as justification to underestimate myself and hold myself back from a healthy lifestyle.
It's classic self sabotage.
I feel that I have well and truly outrun that problem.
So yes, you can run away from SOME problems 😂 🙈
Side note - Today's run was great. It wasn't easy, I did the usual wanting to stop and wondering why the hell I'm doing this for the first 10 minutes. But as soon as Jo said in my ear that 20 minutes was up, I was amazed, it went so quickly.
I did the best sprint of my life today too. For that last 60seconds I felt like I was flying.
My legs are going the fastest I've ever gone but my breaths were long, slow, and relaxed.
Best feeling ever.
I nearly cried at the end but stopped myself because I'm a savage hardnut with no tearducts.