Who looks up random peep facts late at night when they can’t sleep? Me.
Who finds these facts extremely interesting? Me.
I think I may need some new hobbies if I have this much free time to learn all about peeps.
(Source) 27 hours to make one peep!??! I am going to be trying my next round of peeps frozen. The pizza topping thing scares me unless the crust is made out of peeps and the sauce is made out of melted down peeps.
The other day a friend that is going through a huge loss in her life shared with me that she had the most incredible run that helped her to really push through the pain and sorrow that she was experiencing. This really got me thinking about one of the running benefits that we sometimes forget. I think that most people first think of running benefits as things like staying in shape, toning up, losing weight or having a healthy heart and cardiovascular system….but what about one of the most important benefits, therapy.
Running is my favorite form of therapy (besides retail therapy but usually a teachers salary doesn’t allow for much of that).
I found an article on runnersworld.com (HERE) that really explained why this is true! “Exercise-induced happiness fights anger, sadness, and anxiety. Who needs a shrink?”
When I look back at times in my life where I was struggling and going through a tough time I can honestly say that running helped me to get through it. Whether it helped me think through things in a better perspective or help my anxiety about the situation or help me come up with a solution to the problem, it helped.
Just a few weeks ago my sister and I went on a 10 mile run together and going into the run I was really struggling with some things (don’t worry, just those hormones in full swing). After crying at least 5 times throughout the run and opening up more than I ever would have before, I finished the run feeling a million times better and I probably owe my sister a bunch of money for being my therapist for 90+ minutes. Running is such a healthy outlet.
Just one more long quote from the article….I couldn’t do it justice trying to summarize it, it is just too good!
I think that when we go out for a run we have more gratitude for the beauty of the world and for being able to be healthy and strong enough to run. Whenever we are focusing on what we are grateful for we realize that our problems aren’t so bad (I am not saying every problem, because there are a lot that are really bad) and that we are strong and capable to get through them!
I put up the first HRG Baby post HERE in case you are interested!
Do you use running for therapy? Has running helped you to get through tough spots in life?
You have to understand, I am just going to be extra cheesy for the next few months and there is nothing I can do about it so…..What are you grateful for today?
Did you have a good lunch today? What was the most nutrient dense (opposite of a peep) thing that you ate today?