Yesterday was a stressful day: I was really busy with my classes and then I got home and had to make a few unpleasant calls between my insurance and my doctor's office to sort out some billing discrepancies, and after that, I really felt spent. I seriously just wanted to lay on the couch and eat cookies.
Which, to be honest, is what I did. Except I ate the cookies first, then lay down on the couch.
About the last thing in the world I wanted to do was go for a run, but I know from experience that those are the times when I need to run the most. So, I mustered up what little energy I had and decided that I would just do a 2 miler: It wouldn't be much, but at least it would be something.
So, reluctantly, I changed and got out there for my run, and just like always, I found that as I ran, I felt better. I still stuck to completing just the 2 miles, but it was enough to help dissolve the stress of the day and help me feel more energized.