100 Days of Geek Chic and Healthy: Stress Relief

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014 | 3:15 pm

After seeing Ariel’s (Nerdy Birdie) 100 Days of Geek Chic and Healthy theme, I couldn’t help but be interested. Fitness and eating right have both been well established in my life (with a cheat day here and there, of course), but my inner-geek isn’t as strong as it once was. This challenge will hopefully step up my geek chic game with inspiration, and I hope to be able to inspire you with different workout and recipe ideas.

To be honest, I can’t say I have dealt with a lot of stress lately. I won’t lie, there have been times when I’ve been frustrated or annoyed, but it doesn’t get to the point where I hyperventilate or want to lock myself away.

I use to.

This was before I started waking up at 5:30am and prepared the coffee pot so all one had to do was push a button for it to start brewing. And before I clipped the leash on Snoopy and snapped a belt around my waist.

Those kind of long-term taxing situations were before I laced my shoes and hit the pavement. Being stressed out was before I began running.

Stress Relief - Running with Snoopy

Look ma, no hands. Well, except for the one holding the phone.

I don’t know if it’s having time to step away from everything. It could be the extra time I have to chew things over in my head and assess different paths I could take to get to the situation’s finish line. Maybe its the scenery.

Stress Relief - Scenery

Running along the trail.

Hell, it could be the endorphins.

Either way, I think there is a reason fictional characters like the Flash or Sonic the Hedgehog are so free-spirited. Runners, as many people say, are just a different breed.

And even if you don’t want to go run, it would probably work just as well to thrown on a pair of shoes and walk or ride a bike. As a famous squirrel once told me, free your mind.

  • http://the.pyreflies.org/ Jessica

    I really think running is definitely a great way to “free your mind”! :)