As you know, I love running. Itâ€™s changed my life for the better in a lot of ways.
And it can turn around a lot about a bad day.
But you know that running is better than therapy thing? Sometimes, but sometimes you just need therapy. Running can make your perspective seem better, but it canâ€™t actually solve your problems.
Nor is it actually medicine, although it can help long-term with a lot of what ails you.
This afternoon, I had a work luncheon with our team to celebrate accomplishing a big goal. And then, again, my stomach bothered me.
Last night, Iâ€™d texted with two of my coworkers about running this afternoon. It was going to be gorgeous, and I was so excited to take a little time at work to spend some time running with my favorite people.
But I came back from lunch, and my stomach was upset all afternoonâ€¦again. We started talking about when weâ€™d change, and I thought I shouldnâ€™t go.Â
I knew if I didnâ€™t go, Iâ€™d go home in a really bad mood. As they started changing, I almost got teary. Screw it, I said, Iâ€™ll come. If I had to stop or turn around, Iâ€™d just do that.Â
There were a few parts where I thought Iâ€™d need to stop, but I ended up being okay.
I got back to work, and my stomach wasnâ€™t any better, but it wasnâ€™t any worse either, and Iâ€™d run 4 miles. Which is still a net win, right?Â