Overwhelm-ed? Sweat it out.

Let’s take a moment to talk about how silly we can be sometimes.

Yesterday afternoon I left work late, feeling overwhelmed and frustrated.  I contemplated going home and throwing myself a grand pity party (I am in event planning, after all).  Luckily, however, the bus route I take passes directly in front of the gym I belong to (this was a strategic decision on my part) and so I hopped off the bus and decided I was going to put all of the negative energy buzzing around in my body towards running the hardest 30 minutes I could.  Man, I have never felt so good on a treadmill before!  With every surge in the music, I pushed the up button on the speed monitor.  I left feeling like I could take on the world.

It’s amazing what a little sweat can do.  And that’s all it took to put things in perspective.  If all I needed was a hard run to wash my “problems” away, they probably weren’t really worth worrying about in the first place.