Runner’s High.

Hello, good morning! The past couple of days have gone by so quickly. I have been keeping so busy at work I have hardly noticed it’s almost the weekend again!
It has been storming here in Texas for the past couple of days. I took a rest day from working out yesterday since the remainder of the week will be spent teaching dance classes, running, and bootcamp. It felt so good to rest the legs last night since I was on my feet all afternoon running around at work. Nonstop. Typically I take 1 day of rest during my week of workouts so I decided that would be it. This morning I woke up to rain once again so I took it inside my private playground for a 3 mile jaunt on the treadmill.  I also did a few strength training exercises…wall sits, russian twists, then worked chest/shoulders/triceps with free weights. I am hoping the weather clears tonight so I can go to the social run and get some more miles in at Luke’s with my buddies!
Lately I have been thinking about the feeling of the runner’s high. I thought it deserved its own little dedication, its own little post.
I have to tell you that as much cross training/dancing/spin classes that I do, and as much as I love it ALL and I want to do it ALL….that there is nothing more rewarding as a good run. It empties my mind, cleanses my soul, and makes the world a brighter place. I am so thankful for my ability to run and attain that high that gets me through my day. I felt it this morning, even after running on the treadmill. That surge of energy, that calmness early in the day. My time with just me, myself and I. My time with God. It’s all intertwined in my eyes. I just LOVE that feeling. Every time I want to take it for granted, I always remember those who would give anything to be able to have a run like that. Or to be able to run AT ALL. And for that, I am so very thankful.
What are you thankful for today? What’s your favorite time of day to run? 

Published by thedancingrunner

Marathon runner & group fitness instructor at 24 Hour Fitness. Passionate about family, friends, traveling. Loves destination races. Loves dining out, cooking in, being around down to earth people, writing, sunrises.

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