Use running as a way to release stress and quiet the mind - Michael Anderson on Running File 3
Work and life balance can be stressful, so much to do everyday and it seems like there is never enough time to get it all done. We are pulled in every direction and the feeling is one of being in a washing machine.
I can say I suffer with some form of mental despair, its hard for me to shut off my brain.
I feel therapy can be extremely important and its good to have someone to talk with. My advice is not one or the other (therapy or running) but some of both.
Running is a huge form of meditation and can be a perfect way to shut off the brain and focus solely on the task of one foot in front of the other.
Running can lead you to so much beauty especially when you get out on the trails and see true Love. When you use running as a way to release stress and quiet the mind you really will see a difference.
Being a recovering alcoholic. running saved my life. Before I would escape with drinks but now I put in the miles and the results are endless life. I do have an addictive personality and I am for sure an running addict and proud of it.
Running is the cure for when you feel down on yourself. How can you not feel good after pounding out a mile run and giving back to yourself.
Running is the cure for when you have had a hard day at the office, you gotta release the clutter and reset and a good run gets that done.
Running is a cure for stresses at home, wife and baby (love them) but they can add stress too, running is giving back to you and solely to you.
Running is a cure for the bad habits, (drinking and smoking) running will drop the weight and is such a natural high, best high I have ever experienced.
Happy, sad, glad or mad, Running is great for all of these emotions:
Happy- damn it will feel great to open it up.
Sad- flush out the tears and shed them on the roads.
Glad- damn glad to be out here today.
Mad- put that negative energy into pounding the roads, hit the high moments and release.
ALL good and run on! Michael Anderson on Running
(Michael Anderson has been running all his life. He has run four marathons including Boston, Big Sur, San Francisco and Seattle and has sights on running his first ultra soon. He has participated in all three Run The World Global Challenges and plans to do Challenge 4 starting March 1.)
posted Tuesday January 29th
by Michael Anderson