Endorphins and the X factor
Ever done something cause you have to, then realised that it was the best thing you could have done?
After my bed bound 48 hours last week my immune system must be having a laugh cause I now have a sore throat and an almost chesty cough
Despite waking up feeling like someone had taken a razor to my throat I got up and headed down to DMU to lead the campus running session
I was croaky and uninspired
But if people come, I train them, end of story
I don’t like to let people down, and in my absence there is no one else to cover for me
One of the only less favourable bits about being self employed
The rest is GREAT
Like REALLY great :-)
I don’t know how these students do it
When I was a student you wouldn’t have caught me running at 7.30am
But more fool me eh!
So we went out for a nice steady run along the canal after some drills work inside
And the beauty of it was that this is the FIRST week since November that its been light whilst we run
And odd, I had grown quite accustomed to running in the cover of darkness
We had a tough one with some technique work followed by some fast intervals
Not helped by my severely decreased lung capacity today
All whilst dodging the rowing club, bikes, dogs and the people walking to work
But at the end we all felt great!
And had fun doing it too (well I did :-D )
And I drove home in high spirits
So much so that I was happily singing full volume to my CD only to find that the people in the car in front were laughing raucously at me
So I looked in my rear-view mirror and saw the girl in the car behind doing exactly the same
Apparently my happy singing was catching this morning
All I know is, I felt terrible when I woke up
And after that run, I felt great
Cobwebs blown away and mood lifted, elated!
So you may not always feel like getting out there and doing your thing
But I promise you, it is worth it for the feeling after
That endorphins rush is unbeatable
Nicola ‘got the X factor’ Rossell