Sunday, February 26, 2012

Running Cures Depression?

Running makes me feel good. How about you?

If your answer is yes, I ask the following:

The further we go, the more discomfort that follows, right?

If you go out and run your longest training run, be it 3 miles or 30 miles, what do you feel?

  • Tired
  • Hunger
  • Soreness
  • Pain
  • Stiffness
Yes, of course those are the obvious feelings. What is it we feel that is above and beyond that?
  • Alive
  • Fulfilled
  • Powerful
  • Confident
  • Free
I am not sure I really care all that much about the science of it all, as much as the result. I did however come across these 2 articles about running, depression and aging and thought I would share them. They are a couple years old but I do find a particular interest and belief in the depression piece.

Peace

Running Cures Depression
Exercise and Aging

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