I started running again last week after a long
When I first started running regularly in high school, it was punish myself for eating. That’s a horrible reason to do what is ultimately a wonderful thing. Now, I run because I love it—and it loves me back.
Sometimes I joke that “I love running—when it’s over.” It sounds silly, but the afterglow of running is amazing. Your body releases endorphins and enkephalins ,which give you that “runner’s high.” So you’ve got the puddingy spent feeling like after amazing sex, plus a natural high—what’s better than that?
Another great thing about running is the meditative quality it can have. The cadence of your run is a great focal point to still your mind. (Sakyong Mipham has a fantastic book on this topic for anyone looking to explore further.)
Along with yoga, which requires far less in terms of gear than many companies would have you think, running is one of the most portable, convenient healthy habits you can create.
hot on elephant
A letter to the Anger that refuses to Leave Me. 254 shares The Most Powerful Moon of the Year: New Moon & Solar Eclipse in Pisces. 93,598 shares Welcome to Pisces Season: A Love there is no Coming Back From. 15,084 shares How Women ruin Good Men. 4,693 shares We can’t Break Up with a Soulmate. 3,423 shares If You Love an Intuitive, Old-Soul Pisces, Read This. 13,326 shares This is what Happened when I Started taking French Baths. 1,968 share This Venus Retrograde could bring you a Fated Love. 1,253 share If You have to “Think About It,” then I’m Not the One for You. 5,308 shares February’s New Moon in Pisces & Solar Eclipse. 6,200 shares