I also took up running to help me with the grief of losing my mom, my cousin and my grandmother in less than a year's time. I was mired in sadness, depression and tears. I cried every day. I stayed home, baked, cried and didn't want to leave the house. A friend talked me into running with her. I had already lost 70 lbs and taken up cycling but running was so therapeutic for me.
A big hug and high five to those who turn to exercise and exertion to overcome grief. We have lost a tremendous amount but we gain something priceless along the way. That feeling of peace and at oneness that we get during and after a run. I can feel my mom with me, high-fiving me along the way.
- 11/1/2012 8:26:45 PM