Thursday, June 12, 2008

Oh Dear

How did that happen?
What, you ask?

Well, it seems I am (clears throat) an endorphin junkie. Wow. I had no idea. I have been super-stressed and injured for so long, I had forgotten what it felt like to inhabit my 'real' body. Good, as it happens.

It also happens that I get cranky on days when I haven't done some heart-rate raising activity - brisk walk or fairly vigorous yoga practice, for example. This is how I know I am addicted to exercise. How did this happen to me? The kid who had to do cross-country because she was so bad at all other school activities? Who was quite sure that lying in bed reading was an Olympic sport?

It must be nature's way of inducing me to do what's healthy. Exercise, move, etc. Strangely enough, it seems that on days when I walk a lot (most of them, at the moment) my back hurts less. Although it hurts less in general these days. I can almost pretend no injury ever happened. But I won't. I promise to keep trotting it out on this blog for as long as I possibly can...

Now, limited internet access, must trot along and try to deal with my email.
Take care, all of you!



Kate T-C said...

Really? That makes us endorphin junkies? :)

I've learned to embrace my addiction. I, too, thought reading or playing with my computer was a sport in highschool - never even ran cross country. But yoga and rockclimbing have opened up a whole new world for me, and I feel better than I ever have!

Actually, New Zealand has some great climbing. It is such a wonderful compliment to a yoga practice, check out a local rock gym if you have one and give it a try.

Nice blog, btw!

rand(om) bites said...

Haha - well, I guess I am a junkie also then LOL. Keep moving and being happy! Hope you're loving Melbs :-)

SAS said...

That's an interesting way to look at your love of exercise! I totally agree. Walking is so important in my life. (As well as yoga!)

Rajesh said...

Yoga is a way of life. It is not confined to Asanas.
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