Just a very quick post. Today, I had to see my GP about something very mundane. She asked me how I was. I said “Very well, thank you!“ She looked surprised and said that she didn’t hear that very often, and what could she do for me (after a brief moment of picking herself up from the floor). I told her why I was there, but also said that I had nearly completed C25K. She was really surprised (again - I really was a lazy lump in the past) and congratulated me, and asked how I felt about it. I told her that I had managed to wean myself completely off antidepressants (which I had been on for most of my adult life), and felt more alive. I told her that my running buddy had told me only yesterday, that I was much more confident than I was eight weeks ago. Again, she congratulated me and was very impressed in the change that had happened in a few weeks.
When I got home, I realised that I was smiling. I was actually feeling happy, truly happy, deep in myself. There was nothing happening to cause it, I was just happy. I honestly don’t remember the last time I had felt like that. Probably many decades - possibly dating back to childhood.
I know that my current mental state has been brought about by running. Pure and simple. I know it sounds corny, but I believe it to be true. ❤️