MAN am I stressed out today! It seems that around every corner I’ve run in to a problem both personal and work related which created the prefect storm of stress. This calls for a run. Since I did the Shuffle yesterday, I’m going to have to take it easy. So since I’m sure I’m not the only one with a case of the Mondays here are three quick tips for a stress reducing run.
1) Breathe properly while you are running. Your breathing is very important in the releasing of stress as well. Make sure you monitor your breathing and take proper breaths as you run.
2) Choose a path that you’d like to run on. If you do not want to run on a regular running path, then you can run in a park, across a field or on the beach. Choose somewhere where there is scenery for you to enjoy. (I’ll be at Museum Campus/Soldier Field)
3) Take it easy. I’m not a big advocate of going out to break your PR on a stress relieving run. Just go, don’t worry about your pace, distance or route.