Had an eye opening experience!
Thursday, May 07, 2015
I work in a very busy hospital in a very busy MRI department. For the last 2 days, by the time I got home, I had in over 10,000 steps and 4.5 or 5 miles in depending on the day. I have 2 phones on my ears somedays at the same time, people that are calling my name, drs that need something and many patients that I get ready and IV's put in for the MRI. Because I am the supervisor, I don't actually get to scan very often, instead I am the air traffic controller of the department. When I get home from work on some days, I am mentally and physically drained.
For the last 2 evenings, I just decided I couldn't go for my evening walk, I really just needed to rest and recoup and just let my body relax.
So tonight, I really wanted to go for a walk, but the rain kept me inside. I decided that is ok, I haven't run on the treadmill for a while, that would be a nice thing to do. Down to the basement I went.
I started running, and of course, your lungs and legs start protesting but I push through it and finally I find my groove. And that is when I had such an eye opening experience.
I really missed my walks/runs these last 2 evenings. I really needed the rest that I let myself have but my body really needs exercise to be able to release all the stress of the day and all of a sudden, I felt so good, I didn't feel tired any more, I forgot I had a mild headache that has been nagging me all day. I forgot everything except how good it felt to just be running and pushing my muscles and just feeling how my body responds to that. I could feel all the stress of this very busy week just slide away the further and the faster I ran. I would have liked to have been outside doing this and just letting the fresh air hit me, but somedays it just doesn't matter where you are as long as you are doing it.
I guess I can say that I am addicted to exercise and how it makes me feel. And that feeling is strong!
Let's get out there and let our bodies feel strong!