Ok, the title is misleading. It’s not possible to run away from my problems. I’ve tried: they just come with me, pesky little blighters.
These past few days have been really tough. Low mood, low energy levels. This afternoon, I had an urge to go for a run. So I did, in the rain! and I actually feel a bit brighter for it.
This is no small feat for the woman who, once upon a time would go to great lengths to avoid exercise. That has changed in recent years, but to be honest the sofa usually still has the greater lure.
Running works for me as a bit of a stress-buster. Feeling my feet pound against the treadmill, or the pavement helps clear my head – for a while, at least. The endorphins cheer me up for a bit, and make me feel more energised.
With my history of avoiding exercise, the fact that I went out running instead of sitting on the sofa on a wet afternoon – did I mention it was raining? – makes me feel really proud of myself, and empowered.
So that’s my Sunday Thought for today. I can’t outrun my problems, sadly. But running can chase them out of my head, give me a bit of respite. Even if it is just for a while, I will take it.