As I was climbing my way over a mountain of spring semester grading and working through the week’s to-do’s, I started to ache.
My back, my neck, my legs, my arms, my hands, and my head; they all were aching. My temper was short and my attention span even shorter.
I knew I had to find a way to stop the hurting and manage my moodiness.
So I ran away…
I changed into running shoes and comfy clothes. I stretched my sore arms, twisted my tight back, loosened up my lagging legs, and took a running break.
My run was only five minutes but, boy, did help me endure the rest of my evening. After my running break, I shot a few hoops with my 7 year-old, read a new book to the 5 year-old, and played fetch with my favorite pooch. It was the best running break a girl could ask for.
It is better to take a break than to let yourself break down.
If you find yourself running out of interest, enthusiasm, or zeal for a task that absolutely must be done, zip outside and take a brisk walk, put that clothes rack (also known as a treadmill) to work, or lift your spirits with some deep breathing and stretches. Don’t really run away from your job, but allow yourself enough room to race back to a positive pace and exert enough energy to find yourself at the finish line of that tough task.
By: Melanie A. Peters
P.S. I love alliteration almost as much as I love running.
P.P.S. I really love running.