Terrible jokes aside, I’ve been going through the motions lately and have not really been feeling my typical obnoxious sunny self. Of course, most of these issues are my own doing and lord knows I’m my own worst critic but the one thing that has kept me from downing five two bottles of wine nightly is my run.
I obviously can’t run with a hangover every day and let’s be honest here, booze really doesn’t make anyone feel better. Have you ever seen a hungover B.o.B.? Yeah, it’s not really the most attractive look. However, I will say that “Hangover B.o.B.” can come up with some zingers! Yes, I’m a bit down but it’s nothing to truly worry about so long as I keep it moving. If I stop running then we can all be concerned. Heh.
Ahem. I digress. I recently posted the sticker that reads, “running is cheaper than therapy” to my facebook page and I completely understand how this phrase got so popular. I always feel so great after my runs, both physically and mentally, that I wish I could bottle it up and use it all day long. You know like an Eau de Endorphin. This would really help when I hit those low moments where I just need a little spritz of that post run glow. Try to top that scent celebrity perfume hawkers!
I know I’m just in a weird place right now and I need to keep it moving. Thank God for running and the free therapy it provides. If I didn’t run I’d probably end up some crazy bag lady who collects old shoelaces to put in her hair. Hmmm, that may actually be a good look….kidding.
How do you stay peppy when you are feeling blue? Does the run help or should I just get those wine bottles ready for us to share?
I turn to people like you (or really think of people like you) and say to myself….really dude is life that f'n bad? I tend to curse at myself quite a bit I think. Anyway, I always think about all the other possibilities that are so much worse.
For example, you and I were facebooking about Air Force v Army. Those kids are playing their hearts out to play football. When they are done they are going to have to study, do military training and eventually enroll in the service and serve potentially overseas.
Is life that bad in comparison to having to fight a war that you did not start and may/may not believe in?
Life is always fun and you should always laugh at life.
And this is why I love you Jason. You could seriously be a life coach.
Running is definitely therapy for me! Even when I don't feel like doing it I know once the run is over I'll feel a million times better. …and not feel guilty for drinking the bottle of wine after!
Running and a sweaty kettlebell workout always make me feel better. Of course, so does shopping. But running is cheaper.
running helps me out of a blue funk, so stick with it. hugs to you.
I have a funk prb once a week.. HAHA! Hang in there, running def helps and knowing you have people who love you does too.. We <3 our BOB.
I've turned to religion and BEvERages……..
I hear you sista! I have been in the same funk thanks to work. But now that I got running back I am definitely starting to feel much better. Hope you cheer up soon. We miss your perky self!
I'm so glad you have the running to vent it out also, gun range. Get there and fire it out! 🙂
Love you Boo!!!
How can you be sad when you see a dolphin in the morning!?! Kidding! I get it! But sometimes when we are in that funk we forget to do the things that will get us out of it and we turn to self-destructive ways of handling it. I am currently trying to remind myself of this, so let's go run!!!
Running definitely helps me when I am feeling stressed or blue. If nothing else, running provides me with 30 mins to an hour of "empty brain," where I don't really think about anything but turning my legs over and trying to avoid tripping while running in the dark. Two bottles of wine help too, but the residual headaches are no fun.
Running always helps me feel better. Just keep going and eventually you will come out on the other side. Or at least that's what I tell myself.
Running helps. Talking to a trusted friend helps. Alcohol doesn't really help in the long run; I completely gave that up about a year and a half ago.
Running makes me feel better, but when I am feeling blah, it makes it hard to get the shoes on and my booty out the door. Sometimes it's a battle.
Normally I save the booze for celebrating instead of being sad! 🙂
I've been through some crazy stress here lately, and, yeah. I do not always handle it with grace. But I try. Church helps. Running helps. My hubby helps. I'd say booze help, but, well, clearly not at the moment. Ha! Hang in there lady.