"Running, and running hard and fast (for me) and far, keeps my mood in balance. I don’t know if I get a runner’s high, but I never regret a run. Even if my legs hurt or I feel dehydrated or the house is in chaos when I return I feel a huge sense of accomplishment and ready to take on the day when I return from a run, whether it’s 3 miles or 13. Over time I’ve realized that the running must be boosting my endorphins. Don’t get me wrong, I have bad days, bad weeks, I cry, I get pissed off and irritated, I’m not as patient with the kids as I’d like, I’m not perfect. But, I can also tell that running often, consistently, and far has done more for me than therapy or meds ever have."
- Kelly M., 47