Running is very helpful in dealing with my eating. Although I can easily out eat my calorie burn, if I am eating like a "normal" person and just do a bit of a splurge, a nice run can save me from the penalty of the indulgence. Besides, it really clears my head too.
Over the years I have found answers to things that puzzled me come much more easily if I am running. I think it is like a very active meditative state. I can only get there is it is a long run. A few miles won't do it.
When I was working, I often resolved liability issues and mentally did interviews during my runs. When I stopped working I actually had a problem figuring out what to do with my mind during a run. I would laugh and tell my hubby, "I need a problem to think about!"
But the real reason I am posting this picture is because I was quite surprised to notice that I have gone completely gray. I think it's interesting how we can look at ourselves every day and not see a true reflection of what we look like. Oh, I guess that is a whole other topic!