Seems crazy, yes? That it can be a BAD thing to run while feeling stressed, as (much like many others, I reckon) if I'm feeling stressed or upset there's nothing better than getting out for a run to mull things over and to find my happy-place again. But, I suppose the take-home message from this would be to be cautious and stay aware and focused during your run if you're feeling not 100% mentally speaking. A good reminder to really focus on just the run, and stay in the moment: a mindful, kind of meditative run, which is one of the best kinds there is. I wish you all safe and happy running!
Today is my rest day of the week, and I fully intend to do just that, albeit a bit of necessary house-work and Christmas shopping, I suppose. This week saw me complete: 4x awesome snow-crunching runs, 1x yoga session, 2x strength/weight training workouts. Everything I set out to do, fitness wise, I completed and ticked off = happy days. This week was also the last official week of teaching for me, so now I'm on holidays! Woohoo! We kicked off our long, winter holidays (we don't start work again until the beginning of March, due to Chinese New Year coming relatively late in 2015) by our 'family' Christmas party yesterday, where the three of us (Husband, I and Puppy) visited a local park (that we had pretty much to ourselves) where I felt like I was in Narnia, and we decorated a tree there whilst drinking mulled wine and listening to some tunes. This was great until we got too freezing cold and had to change venues to somewhere a lot warmer.