Happy Thursday everyone!
I’m at home with my kiddos enjoying the day and catching up on the important things like the ever growing pile of laundry. How can two adults and two toddlers make so many dirty clothes? Well, the toddler part is a no brainer. They are just messy! Have you ever noticed how much more laundry you have when you workout everyday? With Ron and I both dirtying our fair share of workout clothes, the laundry hamper gets full mighty fast. I shouldn’t complain. It’s not like it is all that hard to do. The things we do for our health!
My Weapon of Choice
Last night I went for a wonderful 3.2 mile run. It was nearly 7 pm when I started out. I had been up since 5 a.m. I started the day by getting myself up and ready to go. Said good-bye and gave kisses to my loves.
I was at work by 7:30 a.m. ready for the work day to begin. My job keeps me busy and on my feet for the majority of the day. Even though I taught 2 Chair Yoga classes in addition to my regular classes on Wednesday I left work feeling tired, drained and stressed. With every hour at work, my shoulders tend to creep their way further and further up near my ears.
The last class ends at 4 p.m. My feet are achy. My calves are tight. My neck was in knots. I can’t stop yawning. For most people, working out is the last thing on their mind after a long work day. Their “Weapon of Choice” for battling stress could be sitting down and vegging out in front of their TV or over eating. Not me. My “Weapon of Choice” to beat stress to a pulp is exercise. Some days it could be yoga other days a quick total body circuit. Last night a run was just the thing to annihilate my tense shoulders. I consider my running shoes a WMD (weapon of mass destruction in case you haven’t watched tv or read a newspaper in the past 20 years!).
Throughout my whole run I took in all the sights and sounds around me. The Cherry Blossoms are finally making their appearance here in New Hampshire.
The birds were in full force chattering up a storm. It had been raining off and on in the afternoon so the smell of fresh rain was strong. Does anyone else love the smell of rain in the Spring and Summer? So fresh and clean.
With each step, my shoulders started to gradually lower away from my ears. Not once during the 3.2 miles did I think of work. As I stepped onto my driveway at the end of my run, I felt renewed and refreshed.
What’s your Weapon of Choice against stress?