Everyday for the past 5 days or so, after work, no matter how tired I am, my pain or my anxiety levels; I have put on my trainers, headphones (Pearl Jam today) and gone for a sunset jog along the coast. Leading up to and as I start the run, my groin flares up, my back hurts, I feel stiff, awkward, my breathing is irregular and my mind is racing and I couldn't pinpoint one thought/emotion if I tried (Pretty much how I've felt on and off all day) Around 10 minutes in, I start to sweat, my heart is pumping, all my aches and pains start to disappear, my breathing becomes automatic, I can feel my body working how it is suppose to. It's not being controlled by nervous energy and fear, it is doing what it is designed to do with no real influence from my mind, it is instinct. Throughout the run, my thoughts just seem to become easier and easier to manage, emotions are are easier to recognise and I feel like life isn't as complicated as I make it. I feel like I could almost close my eyes and just drift away. I think that has alot to do with my anxiety, it is built up energy, nervous energy, fear. Sitting at my computer after a stressful day thinking about my pain, my stresses, isn't doing anything to release that energy and it is why i can't relax anymore...I needed an outlet and i think i have found it. Even through all the ups n downs throughout the day, good days and bad days, no matter how stressed out and angry I get throughout the day, I know that all I have to do is put on those trainers, plug in my headphones and that place is waiting for me. Just thought I'd share an experience, for anyone that might just need that extra push to get back into exercising.