Today was a day that I am grateful for being a runner. I had a lot on my mind and had trouble sleeping last night. I woke up at 3:45am and could not turn off my brain and fall back asleep. Not being able to sleep was totally stressing me out. So at 4:45am I decided to make productive use of my time and stop tossing and turning. I got up, found running clothes in the dark so I wouldn't wake my husband, and jumped on the treadmill in the basement. 3.5 miles later my anxiety was gone and my endorphins were pumping. I'm sure I'll crash from exhaustion later, but I was really grateful to have something to do that made being awake at that hour worthwhile and helped me feel better.
Good luck!Running my 1st half marathon next Sunday.