Instagram photo by milestamemadnessWhen I run, I never know what I might discover. But my soul always finds something it needs โ๐ผ
8 fog-laden morning miles at an 8:28 pace to start off yet another busy day. I spent the first half of the run barely able to catch my breath not because I was physically out of breath but because of #anxiety
๐ so much to do, so little time, and several negative comments that I took to heart (and shouldn't have) lead to really bad anxiety the past few days. I tried to talk about how I felt to someone and they just responded with "well I just don't understand how you could feel that way. You're making a big deal out of nothing." Gosh don't ya just love that? Having anxiety and depression means I feel and process things differently. I get upset over certain comments, particularly those regarding my career choice and how I "am not good enough" to get my MD/PhD, because I've been working really hard to attain that goal and I'm extremely passionate about it. Not because I'm making a big deal out of nothing. ๐ Anxiety, depression, and other disorders aren't nothing. They are very real and a huge part of overall health.
Needless to say, my run this morning was more beneficial than trying to talk to a friend and sadly that is almost always the case. #whyirun #runningformentalhealth #runningforanxiety