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Running Off Steam

Do you ever have one of those days you feel like your head will explode? You count to ten, twenty, and then count backwards. The next thing you do is breath slowly, intuitively, trying to find your zen place.  It’s when I get to this point and know I’m having a bad day. 

  As a preventive measure I recognize two things I need to do to survive my foul mood. First, is lace up my sneakers and run off the excess of negative energy pulsating through my body.  It’s a simple solution it clears my head, revs my metabolism, and I don’t have to worry about anything except tripping over my laces.  

The second step for working out this funk is I run in places where I  enjoy my surroundings, find pleasure in the way the sun shines over the lake, or watching a flock of geese fly in a perfect V. It’s these quiet moments, I regain my space, and realize there is always a remedy to every situation, even when things are out of my control.

But everything truly comes together, when I round the bend to the finish line with the comfort of my home on the horizon. I relax, happy to see the faces of my children,  the stinkeye from my dog for not taking her, and revel in a refreshing glass of water. It’s after blowing off all of that steam,  in the grand scheme of things the problem was never really quite that big.

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Darcie Cameron is a RYT 200 who believes Yoga is a gift that is accessible to everyone with proper modifications, a patient smile and just taking the time to breathe. One of the greatest presents you will ever unwrap is when you connect your mind, body and spirit in perfect sync with your own breath. Connect with Darcie on Facebook

9 replies

  1. Reading this I could be tempted to change my mind about running. I walk–pretty briskly–but am not a runner. Hmmm…yet…maybe…I dunno…nope. Still not a runner. But you make me want to be!

    1. I’m a very slow runner 🙂 You probably walk faster than I run! I hated running at first but I took small baby steps challenging myself to run to the next block and then walk. I slowly built from there working to run for a full forty minutes. It’s taken a while but I love it! You should definitely start! also it’s good to have a running buddy who likes laugh to keep you motivated!

  2. I am not really a runner… I try to love it, but really just don’t. I prefer all other forms of exercise… However, there about running when you are stressed or upset. I remember the only time I did LOVE to run was when I hit the treadmill after the most stressful and emotional day I ever had at work

    1. I didn’t love running until I joined Boot Camp this summer. I wanted to keep up with everyone and since then I’ve been hooked. I find it relieves a lot of tension and the surge adenalin rush always feels good! It’s what is keeping me hooked 🙂

  3. Great outlook! I’m having one of those days today. I ran in the morning, I even stumbled on a delightful Pow Wow near my home. But I’m still kinda bleh. I think it’s because I’m so tired. I need a break. lol.

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