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Runner’s high

The last few months I’ve started running again after stopping last fall.

First I ran a route and walked part way alternatively.   Early May I was challenged to run 10 minutes every day. I needed at least one rest day per week.  Late June I switched to an intentional 3 days a week running, training to be able to run 5 kilometers.

This morning I hit a runner’s high.  I awoke on the grumpy side.  Half way through my run, 1.6k from home, I was smiling and looking forward to the day.   It carried me right through the morning and into the afternoon.

Running is a dopamine producing activity to help with depression.