Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Burn after running
Do you ever have little things add up until you're just absolutely livid?
I had that happen today. I'm not a patient person to begin with, and I'm anxious about a couple of upcoming events, and stuff at work just drove me fucking CRAZY!
Tip for the uninitiated: when I have to work on grants that need to go out before COB Thursday, and I say I'm sorry that I don't have time to meet with you, this DOES NOT mean you should stop by my desk and show me pictures of your fundraising quilts!!!!
I came home and cranked at Mr. Riot Kitty because everything wasn't in tip top clean shape, and realized I needed to go for a run. I had THAT MUCH energy to burn off...
I know running isn't for everyone. For a brief period in college, my brother decided to get up at 8 a.m. instead of noon, and run.
"But didn't it feel great?" I remember asking.
"NO!" he replied. "IT FELT LIKE I WAS GOING TO FUCKING DIE!!!"
So this lasted for about a week.
Before I moved to the Northwest, I used to go running all the time. Living in California with a climate that was dry most of the year made it easy...so did living 20 minutes from the beach.
I forgot how much I hate running on cement, even if it is around a lake. My ankles have been telling me to go fuck myself ever since I ran the first step.
But it felt GREAT! I've never had runner's high, but runner's relaxation is impossible to equal. I came back calm and happy.
Next time I'll opt for a rubberized track, though.
What do you do to relax?