… an overweight alcoholic.
I mostly jest, but running is my stress release, my anti-depressant, my coping mechanism, my “me time”.
I am also a huge stress eater. Running both keeps my stress levels down so I don’t feel the need to eat an entire box of cookies (or a whole container of frosting or ice cream), but when I do, running helps burn off the calories.
As far as the alcohol, despite my love of craft beer, I’ve never actually leaned on it to help me survive a stressful situation. (In fact, I often choose to have dessert instead of a beer if there aren’t any good beers available. Yes, I’m a beer snob but I’ll eat sugar in just about any form.)
So, I run.
Right now I’m a third of the way through my taper for MCM. I’m really good at tapering. I’m so good that I haven’t done much running. (OK, you know you’ve been running with Hansons when you run 28+ miles in a week and claim you didn’t run much.) I’m feeling a little tweaky, but hopefully two more weeks of quality over quantity will put me at the start line with fresh legs and a good attitude.
Next up: time to obsess about my outfit. I’ve got my shoes, skirt (in a pattern that is appropriately named “Rockstar”), and I guess I’m going to wear the same tank as last year…
Time to look for some socks and a hat…
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15 thoughts on “If I wasn’t a runner, I would be…”
I love that Rockstar pattern! I recently got my GGU in Rockstar and it has quickly become my fave! Enjoy your taper!
I definitely use running to receive stress. This past year has been hard as I haven’t been running as much. My husband tells me its so obvious that I am in a much better mood when I am running!
I’d be a less happy person. Running makes me feel better — even the bad runs. And yeah, 28 miles is my peak, but I’m only half crazy!
I lose my appetite when I’m very stressed. That & when I’m sick are the only times though!
Cute skirt! I always feel like I can have that extra glass of wine on days when I do run, but I have done it on days I haven’t either….haha.
I totally get it! We all have our reasons for running. It’s definitely my stress relief and keeps me sane so who knows what I’d be like if I didn’t run!
I lean to running and eating for stress relief, too! It’s a good thing they balance each other out!
Running is my stress relief too! I would definitely be a lot heavier if I didn’t have running to help balance things out. Glad to hear your taper is going well, I look forward to hearing how MCM goes!
Drinking is what drove me to running. I was on a path of self-destruction in my 20s, and it wasn’t working out so well for me. Running is my anti-depressant. I am hoping that running will continue to be there for me as I navigate my newest challenge.
I get it. When I feel like shit, I go for a run and even if it’s a bad one, I feel better than before. I hope I can continue until I can’t… Going up into to the next age group makes getting older more fun.
Running is my stress release too. I can shut out the world, or sometimes work through a problem. I have to run when I’m stressed because I’m awful to be around when I don’t run.
Running is my antidepressant too! I’d be a grumpy mess if I didn’t run
ha ha yes! Running sure does burn off the crazy and for me it is very social.
I would definitely have to replace running with something else so that I didn’t stress out!
so so so serious Im again thinking I need to take up running.
to burn off the frazzle.
Running is such good therapy… stress relief too.