Tuesday, 30 July 2013


This morning I feel great!  Invincible even!

I cannot advocate the power of exercise enough, especially for us living with depression.
I woke up this morning not really feeling like I could be bothered at all.  I was umming and ahing about whether I would or would not exercise.  It was raining, it was cold, I was tired, I couldn't be bothered, my hair would be wet and all messed up, I wouldn't be able to run for as long as I wanted to, I'd be sluggish, I'd feel rubbish...and it goes on.  This wasn't a long thought process.  These thoughts all flew into my mind and swam around for about 5 minutes until I realised that I was in fact my Black dog sneaking up on me and doing it's best to drag me down.  He hates exercise because it makes HIM tired and makes ME strong.

I decided to kick myself into touch and just get up and go.   
Sports bra - CHECK
Head scarf - CHECK
Rain jacket - CHECK
Heart rate monitor - CHECK
Trainers - CHECK
Beats headphones - CHECK
Tunes - CHECK
Water - CHECK
Sunglasses - CHECK

As soon as I was outside and my music started I felt great and as I finished my warm up and started to run I decided that I wasn't going to follow my training app.  I was going to just keep running and not do the walking sections.  I would just keep going until I had to stop.  And guess what?


I felt fantastic and at one point when I started deciding that I would walk I talked myself round and supported myself.  I told myself that I didn't need to and that when I really needed to I could, but I didn't need to, not yet.  I kept going and when I was finished I felt super charged and ready to face the day with the biggest smile on my face!

Bring on Tuesday!



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